You guys, the saudade is strong with this one, and I'm hating it.

I just realized that I've accidentally read 1,600 pages in the last two days. Like, since Thursday night.

I know it sounds dumb to say I did it accidentally—clearly, no one went all Ludovico technique on me or forced me to keep mainlining downloading titles, but this Really Was An Accident.

I picked up a book late Thursday afternoon that I bought at an airport somewhere sometime, and was re-reading it when I began to see that I didn't know how the Big Bad got defeated. Clearly, I'd never finished the trilogy. . . so I downloaded the other two (can't stand to leave a series unfinished). Easy peasy. They're couple hour reads. And then yesterday CJA was talking about Kushiel's Dart, and I had literally just finished my series, and wanted to stave off withdrawals. . .

And that's how I looked up and it's 11:30 on Saturday night and I'm not entirely sure what's happened the last couple of days.

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Can we talk about how I'm not happy with the terms we have for Book Withdrawal? "Hangover" is too tawdry, "saudade" too difficult to write . . . I might be willing to adopt "hiraeth", if I had the slightest ability to pronounce Welsh, which I emphatically do not. Finnish has "kaiho", which is oddly endearing, but sounds like a Boy Scout marching song.

Bah. Now I have to decide if I'm going to download Kushiel #2 and just declare this a lost weekend.