Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I'm Excited

Tomorrow at 3 p.m., my fall break begins. One of the things I intend to do over the four-day weekend (in addition to cleaning my sadly-neglected home and working on my second novel) is read. As is my habit, I've been reading a little every night before I go to sleep, but this time I'm going to be indulgent and just sit in a CHAIR and READ.

One of the books I've been meaning to read is John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (I'll explain why some other time). I found it today in our university library, and when I got it back to my office, I flipped to the first page and began reading, just to see if it had an interesting beginning. Within the first two pages, I had a feeling I'm going to like this book. I'm not exactly sure why; I found myself wondering (as I was reading) what the author did that hooked me so fast. I'll have to go back and examine it closely.

I hope it really IS a good read, and that I'm not just desperate for something fictional since I'm coming off reading a rather dry, research-based book that my new boss suggested (and gave me a copy). If you'll excuse me, I'm off to find out.

By the way, the renovation is coming along nicely....I finished painting the last room on Saturday. Now we just have all the trim work and the kitchen to finish, and I need to grout the tile in the shower (but I'm waiting to do it at the same time I do a backsplash on the kitchen). It's looking good.....


Cormackphotos said...

My wife recently read this and loved it!

BlindDude62 said...

This book was the best I've read on my Kindle Fire HD. I'm sorry but I might've been a poor excuse of a man to blubber my way through the entire book. Yes, the author's hook took me in and the weight sank me to the bottom (the end of the book) while I filled the lake with more tears. Great Book to read!