Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Rainy day

It's been nasty out. Icy, cold, rainy...just nasty. Ice is a big deal in Texas. Things start shutting down when it gets below 32 degrees. No one knows what to do with themselves.

Anyway, we lost power for a few hours early this morning. I was weighing whether we should wait it out, hoping that the power (and the heater) would come back on before we became mommy- and Sweet Boy-sicles or pack up the Sweet Boys and brave the icy roads to head to the in-laws who might not have had power themselves. Finally the power came back on (just a few minutes before I was going to give up and the temp had dropped to about 55 degrees in the house). I decided that we were going to have a lazy day and the kids could watch whatever they wanted and I was going to curl up with the book I've been reading over the last few days so I could finish it today. It's been a really good book. Really good. Probably one of the better ones I've read in a while.

So I was on the couch, feeding Marc-Adam, engrossed in the book. I had about 30 pages left of the 400 page book and I was wondering how all the loose ends were going to be tied up with only a few pages left. Then I got to the end of one page and went on to the next. But it didn't make sense. The top sentence on the next page wasn't a complete sentence and had nothing to do with the previous page. I glance at the page numbers....the page I had been on was page 342. The very next page was 374. The book is missing thirty pages! 30 PAGES! At the end of the book. ARG! You can't imagine my frustration.

I bought the book off eBay and if it had all the pages, I would have gotten a good deal. I went back to look at the listing and it never mentioned 30 missing pages. I've already left feedback, not thinking that I needed to check that all 400 pages were there. I e-mailed the seller, but who knows what she'll do. She's already gotten her money and her positive feedback.

Oh and it's such a good book. I was really looking forward to finishing it today. If the roads weren't so nasty, I'd hop in the car and drive the 25 miles to the nearest Target to buy a brand new one.

I'm so sad...

6 comments:

Robin said...

Oh my gosh, I would be really mad too. You can't finish a book without all it's pages!

Kelli in the Mirror said...

Oh, that sucks! What book is it? If I happen to own it I'll drop it in the mail. :)

Alli said...

It's The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult. I got on Amazon to read reviews to see if it was a publisher's issue...it doesn't look as if the pages had been torn out. I couldn't find anything out about the missing pages.

Now I can't decide if I should wait until I can my hands on another copy or if I should start another book!

LaughterThoughts said...

how frustrating! like when you've worked for days on a jigsaw puzzle only to get to the very end and realize your dog has eaten the last two pieces... argh. hopefully the seller will resolve it... otherwise you'll just have to go leave a bunch of bad feedback on her. :O)

Kelli in the Mirror said...

Hey, I DO have that book! Want me to send it?

Kelli in the Mirror said...

I have The Pact also. I can send them both if you haven't read that one yet.