Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Life after vacation (no matter how short the vacation) is difficult to get back into. Catching up on laundry and house cleaning was no so bad, but going back to aerobics, well, it was not so easy. Today is aerobics, again, and I will go. Once there, I usually enjoy myself. It is the "making myself go" that is my struggle. I will also make another trip to WalMart while I am in town (yeha). I think I need to hit the used bookstore again – trade some books. Yeah, now I am perking up. Just the thought of crawling through the packed aisles of the bookstore gives me pleasure. I can even put up with the old couple who run the store and charge different fees each time I go. I finished my James Patterson novel, "First to Die", although the murder at the beginning of the book was so grisly that I was not sure I could make it through the rest of the book. I did, and it was interesting. I felt the same way when I read "Absolute Power" by Baldacci. The opening murder so took my breath away, that I had to put the book down for a while, but I continued on and loved the book. Now I am a big Baldacci fan. I am just not into horror or crudity - I'm a wimp. In my search for new authors, I also bought Stephen Coonts’ "Flight of the Intruder" but I am struggling with it. First of all, the flying lingo wears me down, although I think I can deal with it. I am eighty-plus pages into the book, and I am not sure I like the main character or maybe he is just not well described. Maybe if I continue reading, his character will become more developed (or not). This was a best seller, but will it get better? Any suggestions out there?