So, recently Barnes and Noble made a mistake in my favor and sent me my pre-ordered copy of The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead 20 days early! (read the details here) Hey, I wasn't about to send it back. I just couldn't, even though I knew it was the right thing to do.
So, imagine my surprise when I didn't start reading it immediately. In fact, I waited 5 days to start it. I couldn't believe I was doing that, and each day I told myself that I would start the book at nap time (my only reading time as a SAHM to a 14-month old), but then each day I had so many other things to do during my coveted nap time hours.
Finally, I realized something: I was putting off reading The Golden Lily. Once I came to this realization, I had to explore why I was doing it. And the reason I came to is this: I am afraid to start the book because I am afraid it won't live up to my expectations. I have been building this book up in my head for a year now, and I'm so afraid it won't be what I want it to be.
Has this kind of thing ever happened to you? If so, what did you do? I'm just going to jump right in and see what happens. Wish me luck!