Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday Reads and a Snowy Excuse

Hmmm… I’m finishing a book every 5 days. At that rate I’ll only get 73 books read this year. Maybe I should have rethought that goal. Oh well, too late now! Here’s what I read this week:

Jan 10: “Cutting Edge” by Allison Brennan, third book in the FBI trilogy, a romantic suspense at 405 pages. Blurb from book: When security specialist Duke Rogan’s state-of-the-art computer system fails at a controversial bio-tech firm, a raging inferno is ignited and a grotesquely charred body is discovered in the aftermath. With an extremist anti-technology group claiming responsibility, the case grows even more complex when the victim’s autopsy unexpectedly reveals that he bled to death. Heading the FBI’s domestic terrorism unit, Agent Nora English is fiercely determined to track and stop a sadistic assassin. To ferret out the truth, Duke joins forces with the Feds, despite Nora’s objections. But neither can deny how well they work together as a team—or that the static between them has turned to sparks. As pressure builds, the case abruptly turns personal as a cunning killer targets Nora. She will have to trust her deepest instincts—and take the ultimate risk—for the people she loves and the justice she believes in. Suspense and romance. I’m such a junkie. Or maybe it's just her books. Regardless, I loved it. 

It snowed here yesterday. About two inches. It was enough that I actually had to shovel the driveway, which ended up being my only exercise for the day (oh, and shivering while shoveling—it was so windy and cold out there!). You see, I have decided that falling snow is a valid excuse not to go to the fitness center.
Rain is not a valid excuse. Cold weather is not a valid excuse. Snow on the ground is not a valid excuse. But if it’s currently falling from the sky, it is. Why risk an accident? Because I don’t know how it is in your neck of the woods, but our streets usually don’t get plowed until the storm is almost finished. Especially my street (I live on a cul-de-sac).

And yes, I could have exercised later, except I don’t like exercising in the afternoon. That’s my writing time (or I should say, that’s when my creativity comes alive). I could also exercise at home, but if I did that to begin with, then I never would have joined the fitness center. I need to just win the PowerBall so hubby and I can move to a condo that has a fitness center (and if they didn’t have all the equipment I wanted, I’d donate the rest). Then I’d never have to worry about the weather!

Then again, we could just move somewhere warmer for the winter. Hmmm…

So… What type of books are you a junkie about? And did you play the PowerBall?

Happy Reading!


JeffO said...

I don't know that I'm a junkie for any particular type of book anymore. We had an inch or so of snow. Our street is a dinkie little town road that is also low on the plow priority. Our neighbor's son ran for highway superintendent a few years ago, but lost--if he had won, I bet our street would have been #1!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Our street was never plowed, until a truck got stuck on it. And then the truck that came to unstick it got stuck (I witnessed it all ,too!). We get plowed now. Maybe not right away, but it happens.