Truth #2: They are good. Really good.
Truth #3: They have me reading again.
Feeling a bit guilty about the above admissions, shortly after completing this terrible and wonderful series I moved onto a classic I always wished I had read, Henry James' "The Bostonians".
This is a different kind of 'book' entirely. It is taking me 10x as long to read, but I find myself going back to reread sentiments I love. This is my current favorite:
...the simplest division it is possible to make of the human race is into the people who take things hard and the people who take them easy. He perceived very quickly that Ms. Chancelor belonged to the former class.
I love this and will forever endeavor to belong to the latter class. Take it easy.