Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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!