The idea of writing a “howdy” post to inspire me right into review-writing has not been as successful as I had hoped. I fear that review-writing is one of those things that once on the treadmill thereof, reviews come easy. Cold starts into review-writing, not so come easy.
But I DO want to post so here’s what I got for today:
I have had my arm twisted to join with one of the most fun readalong-gangs on Twitter to read Stephen King’s Under the Dome.
____——-____—–> Read about it HERE. <—–____—–____
I was tempted by 1) the TV show series of Under the Dome starting next month, and 2) the last time I mowed the lawn, I had audio-echos of The Stand and that clown book which title is escaping me – that’s scary, huh? – invading my brain. That’s scary, too. The memory loss and the audio-echos, yes? YES.
Truly, I mowed the lawn last year to Uncle Stevie books. And I miss it. Or… I really don’t want to explore what exactly this means, but that I am unable to resist the call to listen to more over-30-hour-horror-books by the master.
In other news, I am enjoying The Burgess Boys which I will be able to give to my Auntie who lives in Maine when I see her soon in Florida. Love that my family is from ALL OVER THIS CRAZY NATION. I get to see my mother, too. Which will be very nice. (hi MOM!) I will be reading The Mermaid of Brooklyn on my iPad Kindle app for club next week. (A friend says I won’t like it which is oddly encouraging me to give it a fair shake and I am now truly looking forward to this.) I think I will slug along my copy of Kitchen Confidential and get it done, too.
Thanks NATALIE for hosting the #DomeAlong! Sorry I’ve been so grumpily enthusiastic!!!!!!!!!!!
Back to why review-writing is tough after a break… Because you’ve (I’ve) had time letting it marinate and thinking I could do this awesome post with quotes and back-story, vocabulary, etc and then some and when I sit down to let fingers dance on keyboard, I hyperventilate about time and the other tasks I *should* be doing like cleaning bathrooms or organizing my closet. Shame on me for letting house duties interfere with blogging fun.
Kick me if you don’t see a review soon for one of these: Called to Coach, Tropic of Cancer, Life After Life.
No go sign up for the Under the Dome readalong. Go!