Apart from babycakesin and me, is anyone out there reading, or is there anyone who's read, the first two Stieg Larsson books (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire)? I really wasn't interested until the first film came out; I vaguely remember reading book reviews that made Lisbeth sound like a character I would have absolutely no interest in. Hah! Little did I know.... Anyway, the film release got me curious, and I decided to give the first book a try. Well, I devoured it, and then jumped straight to the second book and am presently halfway through it. And that's the source of my dilemma. By the time book number three (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) is published here in hardcover (due out on May 27th), I'll have finished Fire and will be dying to start the new book. BUT, I should be patient and wait until it comes out in paperback (in, oh, about another year) to buy it, shouldn't I? After all, I have the first two books in paperback, and surely I should be able to wait for a matched set, right? And if I can't wait to read it, I could always put my name on the waiting list at the library (and probably reach the top of the list right about the time that the paperback edition is published). *sigh*
Shall I just go ahead now and admit that it's a lost cause, and that I'll be reading my bright and shiny hardback copy of Hornet's Nest over the long Memorial Day weekend?