by Kathy F.
So, The Casual Vacancy, the all-growed-up adult book by famed children's author JK Rowling is out.
I'm not reading it today.
I rarely buy hardcover books, yet the Harry Potter series was one I pre-ordered and devoured the second the newest release came out. I should be all over the latest from Ms. Rowling, right? Right?
It's not just the price, although at $20+ for the hardcover and **cough**gasp**sputter $17.99 FOR THE EBOOK, this one is a bit out of my book budget. It's not even that I think it will be bad, per se. It's just that, like the poor actor that gets an iconic role and finds they are forever associated with it, I find it hard to think about a Rowling book that doesn't have anything to do with Harry Potter.
And here's the thing, usually I have no issue whatsoever if an author changes it up and writes outside their genre. I actually enjoy it most of the time.
Here I am though. A little bit blocked. A little bit meh about the whole concept. Probably because even though I know it's not a book about wizards, I will be a little disappointed to find no magic inside.
I know I will eventually read it, and right now I'm #104 on the list at the library. Maybe by the time I actually get my hands on it I'll be more in the mood to enjoy it. Time will tell.
How about you? Are you reading The Casual Vacancy today?