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I hate when that happens…

I wasn’t feeling well last night. (Onset of a cold) and I thought a really hot soak in the tub with a book would do the trick. I select my  book, draw my bath, settle in with an ahhhh.  Then I open the book and start reading. Within three pages, I realized by the reference to secondary characters that this was a book in a series.  Since the current book was ruined for me until I determine which books came before it (and go back to read those first) I had to close the book and set it aside.  And of course I was stranded in the bath with no book to read :(

I guess the lesson learned here is to make sure the book I’m picking for bathtub reading isn’t in the middle of a series I haven’t read! Or just  make sure it’s a standalone.


10 thoughts on “I hate when that happens…”

  1. Roxanne says:


    Hope the cold does not come to pass… I remember the first time I read books out of order: Marsha Canham’s Pride of Lions and Blood of Roses. Although I realized it after the fact and still enjoyed the books I try to do research now before picking up a book at the book store or library…

    Happy Belated New Year!!
    take care,

  2. I hate when that happens too! That’s why I think all series should have a name and that the series name should be ALWAYS on the cover so that you know to check for the others.

    Anyways, hope you start to feel better soon :hug:

  3. azteclady says:

    Alternative solution: take two or three books in there with you.

  4. Maria says:

    We no longer have a tub in the house so I can’t sit in a hot tub and I have to confess that I never read in the tub as I was always afraid that I would drop the book or get it wet.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Allison says:

    You just can’t have that! I would have left my bath to pick another book. Sure it’s cold when you get out but when you get back in, it’s just soooo nice. AND you have a book to enjoy in there :)

  6. Liza says:

    I try to avoid reading books out of order in a series too. I would have been in the stuck in the tub with nothing to read too.

  7. susan leech says:

    :oops: sorry about the boring bath. ha I miss reading in the tub as I did that alot. I dropped books also but only once or twice and I still read it.:purplelaugh: I now have a shower and that’s a bit tough to read in a shower. ha ha Love the is adorable. susan L.

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