When was the last time that ever happened to me? I can’t recall. But strangely enough, I had a hard time getting my sea legs after such a marathon sleep; I was literally dizzy.
When I finally regained my equilibrium, I wondered if my long sleep and the resulting dizzy spell had a connection. Inner ear infection? I’ve certainly been exhausted lately.
But after some oatmeal, some toast, and some coffee, I blogged a bit, and then finished reading this awesome book that completely captivated me from the beginning. I couldn’t seem to put it down. Best Kept Secret, by Amy Hatvany (click title for review) was one of those books that I emotionally connected with. The sheer honesty, the gutsy strength in the face of almost insurmountable challenges, had me at page one. When it ended, I wanted to keep reading about this character.
What kinds of characters tug at you in just this way? Do the characters’ unique voices bring the sense of connection you need in a book, or is it the particular challenge they face?
I know that after reading this one, I’m reaching for more books from this author.