No, I haven't but every time I put it down for one reason or another (usually work or something equally annoying) I find myself thinking about it and I'm dying to get back to it. Perhaps I'll have a chance to read more tomorrow when I'll have little to do and it'll be nice and quiet. And I'll probably cry, too, so it's good I'll be left alone for a while!
Speaking of jury duty, I was picked and served on a grand jury last year. Believe it or not, it's actually pretty interesting.;)
And for the brush, you're very welcome!