I am nearing the end of the book bel canto by Ann Patchett. I want to keep reading to finish and find out what happens and at the same time I feel like I am about to end a friendship. The characters have become part of my life. I think about them when I am not reading. I am going to wonder what happens to them next. I will need a few days before I can start another book- I won’t be ready to move on. 40 more pages…bittersweet.