Listen to Nicola.
She has been nagging me to read (or, actually, re-read) Juliet Marillier's Sevenwaters trilogy for months now.
Eh, I said. Eh. I don't feel like it. Eh. You're not the boss of me.
But, lacking a fresh book on Monday night, I picked up Daughter of the Forest and read it in every spare moment (and a few that weren't -- technically -- spare). Now I'm on Son of the Shadows and I'm good and hooked.
Of course, last time I got this far, I stalled out on the final book, Child of the Prophecy, so we'll see what happens. But sometime next week you can expect a thorough review with -- I'm sure -- input from Ms. O.
But my point is sound: When Nicola tells you to read something, do it.