Well... I quickly realized I can't go looking at other people's Book Blogs without being ready to read some of what they've found or what their guest authors have to say "in the big time." There's too much fun in getting to know authors and characters, and wanting to read what their characters have to say about this, that and the other! The most fun about getting to know a character in a book is that my own personality can find it's way into the story. That's why I don't like to read a book after I've seen the movie, or see the movie after I've read the book. The personality of someone else seems to take over my reading, or the movie "left too much out" ~ after all, how can anyone cram the story's whole time period (a week, a month, etcetera) into an hour or an hour and a half of film?
So now I have a weeks worth of reading, and hope that I can quickly get through it (I used to read a whole book in an evening... before computers). I'm going to restore that skill! I'm still reading (editing) Jim's efforts on his fourth Kurt Maxxon mystery, Centralia, which will debut Alisa Sharpe in 2011. Meanwhile, Jim is also writing "The Reynolds Quintuplets," a future socio-political saga, and he's starting a new cozy mystery series that will include diet recipes. (Anyone notice the word "diet" includes the word "die" in it?)
I really have to give kudos to Dani Greer, of the Blood Red Pencil (Her blog is in the list to your left). Jim liked the way she handled the blog-a-day challenges, and suggested I follow along with her for awhile...The first thing she did was suggest I start hunting for book bloggers!