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Happy New Year!

I have a full three-day weekend with NO obligations. No family stuff, no client business, nowhere I had to be.  This is rare for me. So I decided to do things I don’t usually have time to do. #1 was a TV binge.

Saturday, I watched the entire first season of Jessica Jones on Netflix. All 13 episodes. I loved it! Can’t wait to find time to binge the next one, Luke Cage.

I also finished reading the third book in the Thursday Next series, The Well of Lost Plots (Jasper Fforde). I adore this series! I do recommend starting with the first book, The Eyre Affair, to fully understand the world. Also, some familiarity with classic novels is helpful, but not necessary. You can still get the story, you just don’t get all the references.

In Lost Plots, Thursday is hiding out in an unpublished book, taking some time to recover from the last two, and enjoy her pregnancy. Of course, the R & R doesn’t happen, since she’s caught up in taking her test to become a Jurisfiction Agent. (Yes, reading in order makes the world easier to understand.) There are plots to fix, characters to develop, and devious bad guys to expose. Not to mention the memory problems she’s having as a result of her battle with Aornis Hades. It’s bad enough that Thursday’s husband has been eradicated, but now Aornis is trying to steal her memories of him too!

I highly recommend this series. Read them in order, and fall in love with a world of books.

Well, it’s New Year’s Eve, 7:15 pm. I think I’ll make a cup of cocoa and get to know Luke Cage…

So that you can read the Thursday Next books too: (yes, they’re affiliate links. You use these links to buy, I earn some pennies)

Eyre Affair


Lost in a good book

Well of lost plots

Can you hear me?

*tap* *tap* Is this thing on?

Apparently, Google took a dislike to my old blog, and it disappeared. Probably because I hadn’t posted in so long. This one is on my own website, so I shouldn’t have that problem again.

This is a fresh start. Let’s see if I have anything worthwhile to say!

Recently read some good books. A good book sticks with me and makes me want to read more by that author. A really good book keeps me up at night, turning pages. The kind of book that makes me late for work the next day, yawning. The first two are really good books.

The Fireman by Joe Hill is an epic worthy of Stephen King’s heir apparent. A sweeping story of good versus evil, which is King’s bailiwick. No happily ever-after, but ends with hope. Well worth the read.

Justin Cronin’s The Passage is another. Vampires, sort of, but not the vampires out there in the literary world today. These ones are evil and need destroyed. This is the first book in a trilogy, and I’m looking forward to reading the next one, The Twelve.

Another good series that I’m two books into is The Lorien Chronicles. It starts with I Am Number Four, which I read last week. This week I read the second book, The Power of Six. Strangely enough, I got interested in this series by watching the movie version of I Am Number Four. I usually don’t have much interest in reading a book after seeing the movie, but this was different.

For quite a while now, I’ve been into post-apocalyptic books. Something there speaks to me. Maybe I think the end of the world as we know it is nigh. Maybe I just like thinking about what I would do in those circumstances, and figuring out if I would be a survivor. Usually, the answer is yes.

How about you? If the world blew up today and everything we knew fell apart, would you have what it takes to survive? Would you be able to become the kind of person you would need to be, to make it through the new world you would find yourself in? What would you need to learn, to live in the new world?

Hmm…wasn’t planning to make this a deep philosophical blog. Guess this is where my mind is today.  What are your thoughts?

PS: This is not because of the recent election. My mind has been on this track for several years. Before you have to wonder, I did vote for Trump. Not because I think he’s great, but because I felt he was better than the other choice.