For Everything, a Season
But I forgot. Plain and simple.
We moved - and moved and moved and moved, or so it seemed. Then to get over the move, we went on vacation. By the time we returned home, we were exhausted. And boxes still sat in every room. There was just too much to do; and apparently my brain sent blogging down the chute that said "two weeks" because it was mid-month before it even became a thought.
But I'm back now. Totally.
I wish I could say the same about moved in, but almost totally will have to do for a while. The only way our guest room will get done before January is if someone calls and says, "I'm coming to visit."
Here are some photos to show you part of what I've been doing during my half-hiatus of blogging. These shots are of my writing room, where I hope to be spending way more time over the coming months and, you know, actually writing a new book. What a novel idea!
|Entrance to my Writing Room|
|Where the magic happens - aka the torture chamber|
|Window view from the entrance side|
|Storage Cubes across from my desk|
|View from the back door|
Yes, I've gone from writing in a wide-open space to having a proper room with two doors!
Here are close-ups of some of my treasures you see scattered about.
|Anthologies my stories have been included in|
|A Pair of Toucans|
|A pear on the wall outside my back door|
Now that you've seen where I hope to spend a lot of my time going forward, I'm excited to tell you about a recent book I read by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer titled Agnes and the Hitman. It was on sale, but I think I fell in love with this book from the title alone. It drew me right in and I could hardly wait to find out what someone named Agnes would be doing with a hitman in her life.
This is the first book I've ever read by either of these authors. Although I am social media friends with Bob Mayer/Cool Gus/Scout, I don't "know" him like I know most of you here. I wouldn't contact him with a 'Hey Bob' kind of message.
Anyway, back to this book. It rocks! Checks all my boxes:
fun / sexy / suspenseful / a solid mystery / romantic / filled with surprises / great characters / twists and turns / and food, too, for a great bonus!
When I reached the end, I learned these two authors teamed up for two other books, Don't Look Down and Wild Ride, which I purchased at full price. These books are all ten or so years old. I promised myself I'd read two books in between Agnes and the next one, so I'm less likely to compare them, but my hopes are high. I'm almost finished with the second in-between book and hope to finish before this blog goes live. I'm not sure which of the other Crusie/Mayer books I will read next, but I'll let you know.
Agnes and the Hitman was a real treat for me. Check out the "Look Inside" feature at Amazon and see what you think.
I'll be back here on Wednesday, December 4. See you then!