I don't know how long it's been since a new book has gripped me and made me get the whole series. And read it twice. I've been reading favorite authors and re-reading old favorites for months, but Cast in Shadow gripped me and I had to finish it. Fortunately it was Friday when I got the next two, so it didn't matter that I stayed up until two reading. I bought the fourth one yesterday, and I'm just about finished my second run through it.
I'm running a low-grade fever; I don't have any other definite symptoms, though. I think this is what my mother had this weekend. At least I can sleep late tomorrow; my boss asked me to take the late shift for her.