Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday Reads and a Birthday Wish

Got this posted later than normal because I went to see the new Captain America Movie last night (which is good, by the way), and completely forgot what day it was (or should I say, what day TODAY was). It happens, right?

Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday. My youngest. And she’s turning 29! I think I’ll make her 29 for a while, that way I won’t feel so old. J She’s the reason I’m published, because without her encouragement, I’m not so sure I would have attempted it. Also, she’s the one who introduced “Twilight” to me, which basically got me started on wanting to write--and write about vampires.

Happy Birthday, Sweetie!!!
Love you bunches!!!

Now, on to what I read during the week:

Apr 3: “Dexter’s Final Cut,” by Jeff Lindsay, a horror novel. Blurb from cover: It all starts with Hollywood. A major new police drama is set to be filmed in Miami--and blood spatter analyst Dexter Morgan is told he will be shadowed by Robert Chase, the brooding heart-throb actor who will star as…a Miami blood spatter analyst. Life may imitate art, but Dexter is none too pleased by having someone scrutinize his job and his life…or be anywhere near his dark hobby. The mood around the production turns suddenly serious when the body of a brutally murdered woman is found in a dumpster in the heart of the city. As police investigate and the Hollywood crew is aflutter with the excitement of a “real” crime, Dexter gets a particularly sinister feeling about this killer, and what the act may signify. Meanwhile, a curious thing happens: Dexter is spending time with his new Hollywood counterparts--observing the ease with which they fake the most basic human emotions--and he realizes he may have finally found His People. He also gets closer to Jackie Forrest, the sexy star who is cast as the tough detective (and who is tailing his sister, Detective Deborah), and soon he’s tempted by the luxury of the five-star life…and possibly by Jackie herself. Dexter is suddenly on a personal journey that leads toward the dark question of who he really is…and, more alarmingly, on a course that will alter his life forever. My husband didn’t care for the book. I found it to be typical Dexter stuff, although I think he’s been getting a little sloppy (or maybe just dumb) in the last few books (which I think was my husband’s complaint). But is this the last book? Hmmm… Just like the television series (but nothing LIKE the television series, if you know what I mean), it doesn’t have to be. Surprising twists and the book held my interest. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.

If you didn’t see my post yesterday, here’s the URL for the guest post I’m doing at Suzanne Johnson’s blog: I believe there’s still a chance to win a copy of my book.

Happy reading!




JeffO said...

Twenty-nine...doesn't seem all that long ago.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - It WASN'T that long ago!! :)

Jen B said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! I'm my mother's youngest and I've been 29 for a few years now. :)

Also congrats on all your good news! So happy for you!

Donna Hole said...

I'm looking forward to seeing Cap't America.


Jennifer Shirk said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!!!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jen B - Yeah, we mothers don't want to feel any older than we have to. I think I'll tell my daughter she'll stay 29 until she gets married, then I won't care how old she is. Well...maybe!

Donna - It's a good movie!

Jennifer - Thank you!

LD Masterson said...

Happy Birthday to your Sweetie.

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter. Here's to being forever 29. So funny. Cheers and boogie boogie.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - whatever works to keep feeling young, right?