With one notable exception, I’ve been binging on non-fiction books lately. Part of it is due to the fact that I’m in a transitional phase in my current manuscript and can’t afford to distract myself with another novel (that’s polite speak for the thing is a red hot mess and I need to sort it out). But along with that, the book I’m writing, One Good Deed, seems to require it. Or maybe I require it. One of the characters is a homeless man who has spent the better part of two decades alone. At least he appears to be homeless in the opening few scenes. But he has hidden depths and a secret life that comes to light as the story progresses. So I’ve found myself drawn to introspective books over the last while. The one exception is a series of novels by Karen Robards featuring Dr. Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Stone, a psychiatrist who also sees dead people. They’re fast paced and fun, just what I need to power through a session on the elliptical.
What I’m Reading:
On the Patio: Solitude; Seeking Wisdom in Extremes by Robert Kull
At the Gym: The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards
On the Kindle: A Journey of Days; Relearning Life’s Lessons on the Camino de Santiago by Guy Thatcher
Books read to date in 2014: 46