The Bad News: I’m having a hell of time getting into this book. All I’ve heard is how fabulous it is, how beloved the story, how heartbreaking. I’m waiting, still waiting, to feel that way. I hope it hits me soon or it’s going to be a long week.
The Good News: I’ve shoved my stack of books aside to concentrate on finishing this one. Yesterday I did (shame on me) drop into Borders to pick up Siobhan Fallon’s new book. I read the first 6 pages and — reluctantly — closed the cover and put it away. CUTTING FOR STONE it is. If I’m going to see Mr. Verghese (which I am on Feb 17) I want to have finished his book first.