What We’re Reading
My Book Travels Far!
My friend Kathy traveled to Amsterdam recently and posted about it on Facebook. When I commented that I hoped she enjoyed the trip and that I love Amsterdam, she responded, “I brought a good book with me” . . . and posted a photo of herself holding my novel Safe Thus Far. I was honored she felt my book was worth the weight to pack on an overseas trip. That’s the type of fan every author wants!
Death’s Clumsy Apprentice
One of my favorite books by Terry Pratchett is Mort, part of his Discworld series. It’s the story of an awkward young man who becomes Death’s apprentice and finds a way to mess up the course of history by intervening, which he is not supposed to do. Of course, now he has to try to fix it by intervening even more, which only makes matters worse. The absurdity of it all is hilarious.
Another banner book month!
I’m heading to the library to pick up a couple of holds today, so thought I’d better recap the last few. I read some great books in February–all four and five stars! Probably my favorite was The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Interesting time and place, and a great ending. The Stuff that Never Happened by Maddie Dawson–she becoming a favorite author. Good people/relationship story. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Again, relationships. With a twist. Again, interesting time, place, situation. The author packaged it well. Last, This Tender Land
Have you noticed that your favorite apps change over time? When I first got on social media, I followed Facebook closely. I still do, but I have a love/hate relationship with it. Too much advertising, and I can’t keep posts coming in chronological order. For a while, I loved Flipboard. The mix of news and pictures was like a favorite magazine. Now, I rarely look at it. (But it’s still pretty.” Then came Pinterest–fun, but a time suck. And Instagram. And now there are so many it is hard to keep up. Though I have avoided Tik-Tok so far. What’s
Books, books and more books!
I’ve had one of my best reading months ever! Several books that I had on hold at the library for months suddenly came available, and so I’ve been on a reading roll! This month alone, I’ve read four 4- and 5-star books! Here they are: 1. I just finished Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. I loved the people and the octopus. Books about people and their relationships are generally my fave. 2. The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel. An excellent WWll book about survival. 3. Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult. Another good people story. Didn’t really