Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hint, hint

The second novel in the Father Tim series, by Jan Karon, is coming out on October 19! The books in the Mitford series are probably my all-time favorite books and I have read through most of them twice. I wasn't so sure I was going to like a new series about the main character from Mitford, Father Tim, but of course I did! Jan Karon is just too good a writer for me to not like the new story.

The only thing I don't like about Jan Karon's writing is how long it takes for her to get the next book out in a series. I think she is now so popular that she can take her sweet time and it doesn't hinder her sales, but when I get surprised about the next book coming out because it had been so long since the first one, that's a little too long. I'll probably need to re-read the first book just to refresh my memory! Today, I opened an email from the nice people at Amazon letting me know that I could pre-buy this new book right now, if I so desire.

I really should put it on my Christmas list (hence, the hinting in the title of this post), but it will remain to be seen if I will be able to wait another two and a half months to get the book. If anyone reading this post decides to take my hint, you might want to keep the receipt, in case I cave. Another option is that I could get it for my Dad, who's birthday happens to be October 19, and then I could pre-read it for him, to make sure he'd like the gift. Nevermind that he hasn't read the first one in the series . . . or any of the Mitford books. I think he probably has at least heard of Jan Karon though!

Hmmm . . . to wait or not to wait . . . that is the question!

1 comment:

Lorie said...

I LOVE Father Tim (and Jan Karon). We got all of the Mitford series when Geoff was working at Logo's. In a way that was a great place for him to work cause we got a great discount on books. Could I borrow your book for the Father Tim series?