By LUCY ORMONDE
Anyone read Gone Girl?
I’m hearing it’s like THE book to read at the moment.
I have a copy sitting in a suitcase at the end of my bed (ready for a holiday which seems to be taking all the days and all the nights to arrive) and it’s taking everything I have not to pick it up and devour it.
And I swear the universe is trying to make me fail at this task. Everywhere I go, I see that black and fluorescent orange cover. A woman on the train was reading it on the way to work this morning. There’s a copy sitting on Nicky’s desk next to me waiting for her to take it home.
The ridiculous thing here is that I have plenty of other perfectly good books sitting next to my bed acting as coffee coasters; books that I’ve read maybe a few chapters of, only to be distracted by something like Game of Thrones or Candy Crush Saga.
Anyone else do that? Start a book and then get distracted when something shiny comes along? I swear I have the attention span of an excited puppy these days. Last night I found Khaled Hosseini’s new book in the house (I didn’t even know he had a new book!) and was thisclose to starting it when my boyfriend politely suggested I finish one of the other coffee coaster books first.