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Reading Reading Reading!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Yes, I have been reading. Some of the books are for RWA’s RITA award and I am honor bound to say nothing about that reading other than, you know, I love reading RITA books. I have so many books going it’s hardly funny.

Kresley Cole’s Dark Deeds at Night’s Edge was a good read. Really enjoyed it.

If you happen to write [genre omitted for reasons of secrecy], why on earth would you give a character in your book the same rather unusual last name as certain characters in a New York Times bestselling series in the same genre? It’s enough to make you think the author has never read the genre because, trust me on this one, anybody even a little familiar with the genre will have heard of this name.

I came into possession of a $200 gift card so last Sunday I made my son pry himself off the couch and go into town with me to spend it on stuff we didn’t need. We discussed what to do and, well, OK. I’ll tell you:

We went to our local independent bookstore and spent $98.15 on books. He got another edition of a Peanuts book he’s been collecting and I got Toni Morrison’s A Mercy, Patricia Brigg’s Cry Wolf. Josh Bazell’s Beat The Reaper and Stan Nicholls Orcs. This last book as a cover that is this shy of being the awesomest book cover ever. I’m dying to read A Mercy but I think I’m going to start on Orcs first.

Tomorrow I have Jury Duty, so I’ll take that book and maybe another plus, naturally, my iPhone on which I have yet more books to read.

After the book extravaganza we went to our local Chocolate Bar, Viva Cocolat and Soccer Boy spent $75 on chocolate (truffles and some desserts) and I rounded out the purchase with a couple more things. Fun was had. A lot of fun. The last of the chocolate disappeared today.

But here’s what I hate: my son is now 5’6 and weighs 113 lbs. He can eat $75 worth of chocolate and still need more calories. Between Dec 7 and January 17 he grew two inches. And he’s not stopping the growing thing.

Anyway, I get to sleep in an hour later because of jury duty and with any luck get to sit around and read all day. I have served on a jury before and I cannot recommend the experience enough, but I think if I get voir dired I’ll be dismissed on account of my two lawsuits (Hepting vs. AT&T and Jewel vs. NSA). But maybe not. Maybe I’ll get put on a jury. You never know.

Off to read!

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