Finally Friday

Wow, it is Finally Friday and I bet several people thought, as did I, that this past week drug on forever! Work has been excruciatingly slow and I can’t say I’ve done much productive other than read, write and hang out.

I did get over 4000 words written on my Snow Demon story – it is coming along nicely and over half done.  While I’m enjoying Koontz’s book – I must say that this is an idea I had and was working on (see Fanstory’s entry from last week) so now I’m wondering if I should bother.  I can’t do the story as well as Koontz and who will want yet another ghost story based on an old building? I don’t know – I may shelve it for a while.

Nothing more to really report other than I have spent $45 on books this past week! Considering I already have 1000 books on my computer, it seems a bit extravagant but it all came from gift cards so I’m good.  I can pick one or two more books as I have $15 left on the card but figured I’d wait to see what strikes me this weekend.  I have a long list of books yet to buy.  Several of the books are not available in Nook format yet so will have to wait on them.

I really do feel that this next year is going to be a fantastic year! Of course, I was just as optimistic last time this year but whatever…the year got off course and then my sister died which made it permanently a sucky year.  Next year is full of sparkling promise and good intentions so will see how it pans out.  Hopefully it won’t go as fast as this year!!

OK, I know you come to my blog for my books so let me add this one to my wish list:

Believe me, you should be glad I checked Goodreads for a different cover to this book because the one on B&N was sickening.  I like this cover – it looks so innocent yet you know if it is Brian’s, it is going to be strange and unusual.

Goodreads describes it as:

As night falls, five demonic, shadowy figures descend on Brinkley Springs to feed as they have for centuries, in a feast of carnage and murder. Before the night is through the town will be decimated, and terror-and blood-will run in the streets. 

Sounds exciting doesn’t it? Probably more than a little weird but those are the kinds of books I like.  Yes, I like the occasional social issue book and plan on reading the following based on a friend’s review on Goodreads:

Goodreads describes it as:

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.

Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

So I’m not totally beyond reading things worthwhile instead of bizarre and just for fun. 🙂

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