When I used to buy Wonder Woman comic books on the regular, I had this bad habit of missing an issue or two and then, when I’d get to the comics shop, forgetting which issues I’d missed and which ones I still needed to complete my set. Many were the times when I got home and started to file them away only to realize I had multiple copies of the same issue. Same thing happened with Buffy comics as well. This never bothered me too much since it meant that I was only out a couple bucks, and if I’d had the good luck to pick up copies with variant covers, well then, it was like I’d meant to do it.
Given that I have two copies, you’d figure that by now I might have actually read The Beloved Son by Jay Quinn, but I have to confess, it’s still sitting on my to-read pile. Nope. For no particular reason, I haven’t gotten around to it. This happens a lot. (See what I mean when I say I have a book-buying addiction? Obviously, it outpaces my book-reading addiction.)
It’s called the “sandwich” generation, grown children who are simultaneously caring for both aging parents and nearly adult children. Karl Preston, at fifty-two, certainly fits this image, as he lives an emotionally comfortable life with his wife and daughter in an affluent North Carolina suburb. But preparing for a weekend visit to his elderly parents’ Florida home, Karl becomes increasingly aware of the pressing concerns of their faltering lives-realizing too it will be the first time in years he has seen his gay brother, Sven. (from Goodreads)
I ordered my first copy when it was a selection of the month from the (now-defunct) InsightOut Books. The second one was bought at Left Bank Books, I think. One of these days I will eventually get around to reading it.