A good book

Last night I finished a pretty good book called Lost in a Good Book. A few days ago it was The Eyre Affair. Both by Jasper Fforde and part of the Thursday Next series. I am beginning to think that I am addicted to series. My faves include the Shannara series by Terry Brooks (though I am at least two trilogies behind. I did read the first 2 trilogies though) and the Pern, Ship Who Sang, Rowan, and other series by Anne McCaffrey, as well as the Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott Card. These days it's hard for me to read a book that's NOT in a series. And then I get tired of the series because the plots start to seem the same.

Not so (yet) with the two Thursday Next stories. Some elements are the same, but Mr. Fforde does a good job of adding a few key element to propel you onto the next story. Reading The Eyre Affair made me want to go out and get Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte). I adore British mysteries (read most of Agatha Christie as a child and Sherlock Holmes), but the romance stuff usually bores me to tears. So do American romance stories -- same plot, different characters and settings. But after reading Eyre Affair, I have to find out --- the ending in his book is it the same in our universe or did Next change it for all universes? I guess we'll see if I get up the gumption to read Bronte.