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The unbearable anticipation of a forthcoming book

Napoleon: The Spirit of the Age: 1805-1810 - Michael Broers

Today I discovered that volume two of Michael Broers's biography of Napoleon Bonaparte is coming out next year, which is great news. To me when it comes to books there are few things more tragic than a great series that is left incomplete. The publication of this book moves at least one ongoing multi-volume project closer to completion.

 

The down side is that now I have to wait until April to read it, which for some reason weighs more heavily than the uncertainty of a book's publication. It's doubly annoying, considering that between now and then over a dozen other books are coming out which I'm eagerly anticipating. And what turns the annoyingness up to 11 is the likelihood that, upon acquisition, pretty much all of them will be parked on a shelf with hundreds of other books awaiting my attention.

 

Oh, well, perhaps i can prioritize this one by getting a podcast out of it,