No Writing Today, BUT I finished reading the book!

I never sit down to read when I’m supposed to be writing. Never. Except today.

HH had his first cardio rehab appointment, so I took my Kindle with me. We met his therapist together and answered LOTS of questions before HH started his exercises. He gets impatient, so as usual, he pushed his pages about his eating habits over to me to fill out for him. Probably better. I know what he eats for every meal because I cook most of them, and we eat out together. We eat pretty healthy, so he looked good on those parts of the questionnaire, but he might not have been honest about the ice cream and snacks he enjoys. When we finished with that, I sat in the lobby and read while he did his workout. And I was enjoying myself but didn’t get to finish the book before he was finished.

We ran a few chores before coming home, and we were both starving, so we had lunch. And then, did I go back and write like a good author? NO! I plopped on the couch to finish the book. And I’m so glad I did. Wow! Mae Clair and Staci Troilo didn’t slack off on the endings for their dual timeline plots. And what I enjoyed even more, is that they tied them together with some serious twists and turns, and even better, a nice dab of irony.

I’ve enjoyed a lot of books this year, but this has to be one of my favorites. I have a few auto-buy authors, and both of these ladies are on my list. And together? Even better!

I’m not one of the hosts on their book tour, and I’m glad. Because I get to gush over them instead of letting them post humble blurbs about their book. I Loved THE HAUNTING OF CHATHAM HOLLOW. Such a fun dual timeline mystery! And now I can get more sleep and sit at my computer and write, like I’m supposed to:)

25 thoughts on “No Writing Today, BUT I finished reading the book!

  1. I’m so happy to hear that John has started his cardio rehab 🤗❤️ I hope he enjoys it and Greg is confident that it will be a game changer for him! It sounds like you had a good day too, nothing like a great book! Love you both 😘

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  2. I agree. Reading is a big part of being a better writer. I’ve also learned that you have to be yourself and do your own thing and not try to mimic anyone else. (I always wanted to be this generation’s Agatha Christie.)

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  3. I’m giddy over your enthusiasm, Judi. Doing my happy dance! So glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    And now you can’t blame us for sleep deprivation or missed writing time! (I was feeling kind of bad about that.) 💕

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      1. I didn’t feel bad at all. It’s fun to find a book you don’t want to put down.

        HH is doing really well. They tested him as he exercised, and there was nothing to worry about. I know he’s feeling better because he’s cheating and pushing his luck again. I asked him NOT to clean the floors when I was at Scribes, and he went right ahead and did it. He’s not listening to me again, which means he’s feeling pretty full of himself.

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  4. I love that you broke the posts up into two parts for this amazing book, Judi! If I had to recommend one single book for 2022, it would be this one! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and huge congrats to Mae and Staci!!

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  5. Judi, first I’m extending best wishes to your husband for continued health. Sounds like he is doing well.

    Secondly, I’m just elated by how much you enjoyed Chatham Hollow. Gobsmacked. Giddy. Breaking out in Snoopy dances. Thank you, THANK YOU for the kind words and recommendation of Chatham. You made my day! ❤️🤗

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