All this cold weather is really making me appreciate the hubby’s and my upcoming cruise. Warm weather, here I come! And I’ve gotten my Nook stocked with books to read. That thing better not fail me, or it will be the last time I count on it.
Next week there will be no reading list (as well as no blogging, period, since I’ll be without internet) and this week’s is light. Here’s what I read during the last week:
Nov 7: “Double Dexter” by Jeff Lindsay. This is the sixth book of the Dexter Series, a horror. Blurb on book: A witness. Such a simple concept--and yet for Dexter Morgan, the perfectly well-disguised monster, the possibility of a witness is unthinkable. But when Dexter is on a very private, very satisfying excursion one evening with a wretchedly deserving playmate, the unthinkable happens: someone sees him. Dexter is not at all pleased. As an upstanding blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, he has always managed to keep the darker side of his life out of the spotlight…the fun part, where he finds truly bad people--murderers who have escaped the reach of the justice system--and quietly gives them his very special attentions. But now that he’s been seen and identified by his witness, Dexter must launch himself into a different kind of hunt. Making matters worse, a brutal cop killer is targeting
detectives, leaving behind bodies that are battered beyond recognition…and
completely bloodless. As the department grows more fearful of the psychotic
killer in their midst, Dexter must handle his own crisis and come to terms with
the fact that his witness is not only circling him but determined to expose
him. Dexter is being followed, manipulated, and mimicked…leading him to realize
that no one likes to have a double, especially when his double’s goal is to
kill him. In this book, Dexter is a little dense. He’s a smart guy
(he has to be to get away with murder, right?); he should have come to some
conclusions a lot earlier than he did. But it was still an entertaining read
and had me guessing how it would all end. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and
will finish up the series AFTER my cruise. Miami
In other news: I finally figured out how to “fix” BITE ME so I could get rid of a character my editor thought was “too much.” I spent the last week revising the story and now it’s with my daughter to read. She’ll let me know if my solution works. The surprising part is, I kind of like the new version better (and I was so sure I NEEDED that character). Who knew? Anyway, I’m crossing my fingers all goes well and I can get the ms to my editor before I leave on our cruise. Then I won’t be ABLE to check my e-mail every ten minutes, since I won’t have internet.
Are you crossing your fingers for anything? Like, maybe, winning NaNo? Do tell!