Got that feeling today with The Land Breakers, by John Ehle. And it doesn't even matter if the book continues to engross me or not. I hope it does. I expect it will. But just to have had this moment of exhilaration and hopefulness about it, this sense of a new and exciting world opening before me, makes for a rare and lovely belated Christmas gift.
It's a feeling that never, ever gets old.
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