I feel it has been an age since I have settled in to write. August and September were so very busy around here. You may notice that the book stack here is much shorter than usual. No contributions from Alexis and Sarah. They moved out to an apartment of their own so I don’t have their input. I hope to ask them to write something for me to post. Helping them move, new job responsibilities, helping with a wedding, and general household clean up, my reading and writing have been on a hiatus. I am glad to be sitting here writing.
With the girls comfortably established in a place of their own, Jim and I are empty nesters. We are getting used to the new routine that includes only two people. One of the advantages of having an empty nest is that there are extra bedrooms. Jim and I converted one of them into an office for me. Jim, the lovely man that he is, painted it for me. I have a new desk. It is wonderful to have a cozy, comfortable, dedicated space to do my bits of writing and blogging.
Without further ado, here is the reading report!
- Holt, Tom. The Management Style of the Supreme Beings. New York: Orbit, 2017.
- Griffith, Clay and Susan Griffith. The Shadow Revolution. New York: Del Rey, 2015.
- Griffith, Clay and Susan Griffith. The Undying Legion. New York: Del Rey, 2015.
- Harris, Charlaine. Midnight Crossroad. New York: Ace, 2014.
I haven’t finished The Management Style of the Supreme Beings. I have been distracted by other reading. I was hoping it would be just a funny as my favorite Tom Holt novel, Flying Dutch. This one is amusing, but I am having trouble finishing it up. I will give it another go later this month.
I did enjoy reading Midnight Crossroad. I read this book just before the new TV series, Midnight, Texas started. It made me a step ahead on the first few episodes. I need to find another book in the series and then catch up on all the episodes of the TV series I have missed.
The Shadow Revolution and The Undying Legion are the first two books in the “Crown & Key” series. They take place in Victorian London where werewolves and other nasty shadows lurk. I fished these two books out of the pile Alexis had designated for Half Price books. They were fun, light reading during these busy months.
- Baxter, Stephen. New York: Penguin, 2015 (Nook Book)
- Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
While on vacation this summer, we were wandering in a little independent bookstore in Healdsburg, California when we ran across this slim, little volume. While Jim does take time to contemplate the cosmos and photograph it as well, I thought he might find this book amusing. “It was good, very informative, and easy to understand. You don’t have to be an astronomer or engineer to understand it.” These were Jim’s comments on the book. I need to move it from his reading stack to mine.
I am glad to be back at work on this project. Have a good month and happy reading!
Just in case you are curious. Here is my office.