I’ll get to all the books in my to-be-read pile someday, I swear.
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Feb 19 Photo
I’m running behind tonight. So here’s a picture of some of the books piled next to the desk. G’night.
NaNoWriMo: The Kids’ Edition
I feel very fortunate because this year, my younger daughter Maggie is doing NaNoWriMo with me. There is an entire young writer’s program for NaNoWriMo that kids can sign up for. Maggie is going to do it, and so are most of the kids in her class. And that’s my fault. During the annual openContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: The Kids’ Edition”
Book Review: “The Girl On The Train” by Paula Hawkins
The last of the books I snarfed down at the end of this summer was “The Girl On The Train” by Paula Hawkins. This was the “it” book of the summer, the one everyone was talking about and that everyone couldn’t put down. It was supposed to be the page-turner with the twists you couldn’tContinue reading “Book Review: “The Girl On The Train” by Paula Hawkins”
Book Review: “Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland” by Ace Atkins
I needed something to cleanse the mental pallet after Lou Berney’s “The Long and Faraway Gone.” It was such an intense read, the way Berney knifes the reader in nearly every single scene, that I needed to visit some familiar friends. Queue up Spenser. Since Robert Parker’s sudden death in 2010, Ace Atkins has beenContinue reading “Book Review: “Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland” by Ace Atkins”
Book Review: “The Long and Faraway Gone” by Lou Berney
Right after reading “Third Rail”, I jumped into Lou Berney’s gut-wrenching “The Long and Faraway Gone“. And when I say guy-wrenching, I mean knife plunging into the gut, then barbs opening at the tip, and then twisting all around until your digestive tract is the groundest of ground meat. Ostensibly a mystery, the book opensContinue reading “Book Review: “The Long and Faraway Gone” by Lou Berney”
Book Review: “Third Rail” by Rory Flynn
I was on a reading tear this past summer. I went through something like six books in four weeks, which, if you knew how slowly I read, you would understand what an unbelievable pace that is for me. And so, without further ado, here is the first of a couple of reviews that I’m going toContinue reading “Book Review: “Third Rail” by Rory Flynn”
The Problem with “Game of Thrones”
There’s a joke I read online somewhere that starts this post beautifully: “GRR Martin, JJ Abrams, and Joss Whedon walk into a bar, and everyone you’ve ever loved dies.” Yeah, that sounds about right. The Emmys were on a few weeks ago. “Game of Thrones” won big with a capital B. And I couldn’t helpContinue reading “The Problem with “Game of Thrones””
NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 2
I promise not post progress every single day. I think will tend to make people bonkers. But here we are at the end of day two of NaNoWriMo, and I’m just curious: how’s it going? For myself, I’m just over 6000 words. It’s a nice start, especially since I know that once the work week hits, lifeContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 2”
How Was Your Weekend?
Won’t lie, this weekend was a little soul-crushing. We’ve decided to paint the master bedroom. Well, let’s back up a bit. We’ve decided we need a new bed. The current mattress is eleven years old, and nobody’s back is happy with that. So it’s time to replace it. Plus, the bed frame is the sameContinue reading “How Was Your Weekend?”