Earlier I posted that June was going to be a great month. So far it has been with several book release parties for my husband's new book. One was held at a nearby art gallery, the other at the local library. The one at the library was especially fun since my husband talked and read a few pages from his novel. There were quite a few attendees who are readers (now if they only consider buying the book) including my older son. He is home on leave and we had a great couple of days. My husband, son, and I golfed one day, sailed the next, and went to a wine and cheese fundraiser for the local chamber of commerce among other things.
My son and I talked books, too. First off, I am so thrilled; he finally read my favorite book of all time, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, sometime in the past year. While I had always hoped that he would find the time to read it, I had basically decided it was never to be. I guess the time had to be right for him. We had a great discussion about it and some other books that we have both read. I knew that he had read Nuclear Winter Wonderland by J. Corin (I sent it to him as a gift, thinking he would love this quirky story) and got his thoughts on it, too. He had the same reaction to it that I did...he loved the book and couldn't put it down because he had to know what weird thing was going to happen next. I suggested to him that "NWW" was the Napoleon Dynamite of novels, and he agreed. His next reading project is to read McGowan's Call and then McGowan's Retreat. I can't wait to hear what he thinks of those. All in all, a great visit.
In the meantime, I have picked up a few books to read from the library. I am now reading Snake Oil, another Saxon mystery from Les Roberts. Not too far into it, but I have a pretty good idea what kind of story I can expect. I also have Love in the Present Tense by Catherine Ryan Hyde for my book group. I haven't started that one, but will after I finish the Roberts' book. I also bought and received a copy of a book suggested here by Claire Hollenbaugh. It is Phoenix:Firestorm by her husband, Joseph Allen. That goes into the queue to read along with the aforementioned books.
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