- I'm enjoying Patricia Wood's novel "Lottery." Perry Crandall, the 32-year-old protagonist has an IQ 0f 76, so he's a little slow. But "Gram" taught him well, hopefully enough to keep is greedy and crafty relatives from swindling him out of his lottery winnings. I'm looking forward to the book discussion at Mom and More about this novel beginning December 13th. Patricia Wood will take part in the discussion.
- A few days ago, I finished Nick Oliva's debut novel Only Moments and posted a five-star review on Amazon and on my website's review page.
- My first Christmas Card arrived today, this one from the Montana Historical Society. (I've been a member for years.)
- I see that Shelly has an interesting post today called "James Bond, Superman, and Umberto Eco." With a title like that, I have no choice but to read it.
- Yes, I'm reading my own novel in progress as well as I try to figure out what it means so I can write an outline for it prior to finding a publisher for it. You can find an excerpt called "Haunting You Softly on my Myspace Blog. The working title is "Trick Falls and the Sorcerer Babes" which, I think, has a snow ball's chance of hell in becoming the real title (thank goodness).
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and escaped the perils and temptations of Black Friday. (We didn't buy anything on Black Friday except a tank of gas so we could get back home from a day trip to visit with my wife's folks in NW Georgia.)
Hmm, it's almost 3:45 p.m., which means the cats will start hassling me for food in a few minutes. They've been asleep in the livingroom most of the afternoon.
If you're a writer, stop by and visit me at my Writer's Notebook. Todays post contains some cool writing links.