Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday Reads

I probably would have had a book to list (instead of this anthology) IF the book I was reading this weekend wasn’t missing pages 277-324. Yep, that’s right! Talk about frustrating and confusing. I couldn’t figure out how the character ended up back in the ship when I noticed the page count went from 276 to 133 (thought the passage seemed familiar.). Anyway, a replacement is on its way to me (and that misprinted version is on its way back to B&N). Until then, I’m reading short stories and maybe a novella, but not another book. I want to finish the one I started. It was just getting really, really good. You know???

Oh well, it’s not like I don’t have writing to do. Here’s what I finished this week:

Jul 16: “Flights of Fiction” By Author Members of Western Ohio Writers Association (WOWA). Blurb on back: An Anthology of Short Stories set in Southwestern Ohio. In 2008, a group of authors in Dayton, Ohio, got together for the sole purpose of ripping each other to shreds, leaving behind the mangled hopes of promising scribes who lay finally broken and decaying on the floor. After that, robbed of all dignity, they went out for coffee and decided to write a book. Here it is. Pull up a comfy chair and lose yourself in eleven original stories set in and around the southwest Ohio region. Written by just a few of the talented authors from the WOWA, these soon-to-be classic tales let you follow one man’s tragic story at the end of the world in “Dead of Winter;” experience a night at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in “Nose Art;” and get lost in a haunting image from the past in “Tabitha’s Portrait,” plus many more. From detective tales to a trek into the mysterious world of wrestling, Flight of Fiction has something for everyone. Yes, I belong to this writers group, but I didn’t submit anything for this anthology. My favorites in this collection were from Liz Coley, Lynda Sappington, LD Masterson, and Bill Bicknell. It is an eclectic bunch of stories, that’s for sure. I gave this book 3 stars on Goodreads.

Washer repairman came yesterday. Timer is bad ($125 part), but has to be ordered (of course). At least I’m not damaging the washer if I want to manually move the dial. Good to know. I really did NOT want to go to the Laundromat.

Tomorrow looks to be a hot day to spend at The Wilds. Sure hope my first day at age **mumble, mumble** isn’t my last day because I died of heat stroke! Guess that’s the chance you take in life, huh? Time to go find the sun screen and water. Yes, lots of water.

So, have you ever had a bug fly into your eye? Not a pleasant experience, is it?

Happy Reading!



(turning **mumble, mumble** years old TOMORROW!)



JeffO said...

That happened to my wife with an e-copy of "DaVinci Code." I read the hard copy, and afterwards, I said to her, "Wow, how about that [insert key surprise that occurs near the end here]?" She said, "Huh?"

Bug in the eye: Not pleasant. Not pleasant at all.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Ugh. I've had that happen a couple times and I hate it. How does a new book just end up with a chunk missing out of the middle?

Sorry your washer time went bad. I hope the delivery doesn't take too long. And no dropping over from heat stroke on your birthday!

Nope, bug in the eye is not pleasant. Slightly worse than bug in the mouth. Bleh.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Okay, I can see it happening in a PRINT book (which I have), but an e-book? Wouldn't all the copies out there also be missing the same pages? I mean, it's a file! Weird! Did your wife re-read the paper book after that?

B.E. - I've NEVER had it happen to me. Neither had my daughter. That's why I thought it was strange. I HAVE had a book I started reading (Stephen King's "The Shining") that the dog ended up chewing the last twenty pages. I think it took me over twenty years before I finally bought another copy to read (and then thought - oh wow, this was way better than the movie, why'd I wait so long?). No way was I waiting that long this time! I want to know how it ends!!

Samantha MacDouglas said...


Bugs in the eye suck! They are so hard to get out, they flake apart and...

I think what happened with your book is worse though. I hope you get your new copy soon. :)

The Happy Whisk said...

125, not too bad. Glad you don't have to buy an entire new washer.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Samantha - I'm pretty sure I got the bug out without it flaking (ugh!) apart! Kind of hard to tell since I was out walking at the time, so I didn't have a mirror on me. But besides being red, I don't see stuff floating around in there!

Ivy - $125 PLUS the $80 service call, but yeah, still cheaper than a new washer.

Jen B said...

Do you walk around the Wilds or do you get ride on a covered bus?? Hopefully you have some shade while you are out there. Hope it is fun and a great way to spend your B-day! Enjoy!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jen - There's no walking through the Wilds ( They have bus tours. Some are enclosed (and air conditioned) and others are open (no windows). We plan on taking an open one, because you can get better pictures. There is a cover, so we'll have shade. Just no cool air!

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh yeah, forgot the service call. Yikes.

The Happy Whisk said...

It's tomorrow (I think, I'm a little tired so I can't be for sure).

Happy Mumble Mumble-ith Birthday.

LD Masterson said...

Hey, thanks, Stacy. I hope if we do another one that you'll submit something.