I can’t believe how late this post is. This was suppose to have been posted about October 20th-ish. It’s no longer October. Ugh. How did that happen?
So, I can either hang my head or trudge on through. Hanging my head didn’t accomplish much. So, with no further self-lashing, here is a digest of what I read last month.
I finished eleven books this month. Eight of them were nonfiction, and three were mysteries. Two of the mysteries I reviewed over on Killer Nashville. Doing reviews for Killer Nashville introduces me to writers I might not normally come across.
One of the writers that impressed me was Jennifer Graeser Dornbush. Hole In the Woods is about a cold case of the murder of a young girl. (Read the review here.) Dornbush grew up with a father who was a medical examiner. Saying that her family outings were more Adams family than the Johnson’s would be an understatement.
You could tell that she really feels for family stuck without knowing what happened to their loved ones. She puts this passion into her stories. I hope to see a lot more from her in the future.
One of the nonfictions I read, a memoir/Christian living book was Singletary On Singletary by the legendary Chicago Bear linebacker who is known for his ferocious tackling and intense stare.
He writes very little about the game of football and more about life and marriage. He admits that for years he lived behind a façade of being the perfect husband and that they had to work hard, together, to have a marriage of honesty and one that honored God. In this book, he is very open and really models what it takes to be a husband that loves his wife likes God loves the church.
Having a marriage is not always easy. It takes work. It takes commitment.
Writing Fiction by Linda Anderson and Derek Neale is like having a writer mentor beside you giving you tips about the whole spectrum of writing. It is full of illustrations and writing exercises. Very handy and encouraging for any writer.
I sent my post in for The Write Conversation which will come out on the first Saturday of November.
I hope everybody has a great November and can get out and enjoy the fall season.