There is something fundamentally wrong about living in Arizona in 110 degree weather… and catching a cold. It’s also bitter sweet that I had the day off of work. I took the day off so I could go with my son, Atticus, to his first day of Kindergarten. So it was convenient that I already had the day off, but crappy because I had things planned to do.
Everyone’s back to school now. My daughter, Hailey, started last week. My wife, Shanalee, started this week, but her internship started last week. I go to my class starting Thursday. It feels like the summer just flew by.
My summer reading didn’t go quite as planned. There were plenty of books that I didn’t get to. Two books that I only managed getting halfway through, one of which I don’t plan on picking up again. I did partake in the great Harry Potter fiasco. I read it in two days, resulting in a bad case of eye strain. Overall, I liked it. I do feel, as many have already mentioned, that the camping in the tent bit could have been drastically shortened. The epilogue was just okay for me. It still left a great deal unanswered in my opinion.
I also read Volk’s Game by Brent Ghelfi. This was something out of what I normally read. In fact I read it only because Brent is in my novel writing class and this was his first publication. I have to say, I’m glad I did. It was a wonderful novel about Russian underground mafia. The corrupt nature of the government. Throw in some thought-lost stolen art work and you have Brent’s book. Although it’s not for the faint of heart. He graphically describes scenes of torture that are most vivid. I expect to see great things from Brent in the years to come.
More recently I finished Thin Air by Rachel Caine. This is the sixth book in the Weather Warden series. These books are like candy for me. They’re easy reads that I can devour in a day or so (without the eye strain). My only qualm is that the ending is such a cliff hanger (as all these books are) that I hate knowing I have to wait a year for the next book. This book was a roller-coaster ride to the finish. I have to say though, it felt like it was just part of a bigger book.
That’s it for now kiddies. Type to you later.