Here in the States, today is a holiday day. It’s summer’s last hurrah. It’s…a three-day weekend. Unless you work retail, are a first responder, or in the military. Labor Day was designated to celebrate those who work for a living. Many of them have to work on Labor Day these days. Ah well.
So, what happened in my world last week and over the weekend…
Reading: I did some, and some listening. MAGIC TRIUMPHS by Ilona Andrews TRIUMPHS. If you like paranormal and haven’t read this series, why the eff not!?! Ten books and a few novellas. Do it. I also finished SLEEPING UGLY. Snarky, fun paranormal mystery by B.E. Sanderson. Sorry it took me so long, but stupid eyes don’t let me read print like I used to. I read/listened to a few other titles. One, I didn’t finish but it was on my Audible Romance package so no harm, no foul. It wasn’t a bad book, it just…I don’t know. Got predictable? I stopped about half-way through. It’s still sitting in my library, but I’ll probably return it unfinished. I grabbed another book on Kindle Unlimited. It was…thankfully short. I liked the characters okay. The premise was a little different but it, too, was predictable. I’m glad I read it on KU for free basically because the author wanted $3.99 for the book and while it is allegedly 354 pages in print, I read it in just over 2 hours. Oh, and the author lists her editor as GRAMMERLY! There wasn’t a page that didn’t have a typo or bad grammar. And what really ticks me off? This book has over a 100 reviews–most 4 and 5 stars–and she’s ranked as an Amazon author. How do people do this crap? It’s so disheartening. I know so many talented writers, and forgive me but I’m including myself in this group, who work hard at our craft, who write excellent books and we can’t get traction for shit. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Okay, enough. Moving on.
TV: I’m catching up on my LIVE PD episodes that were DVR’d and I didn’t get to see all or parts of for various and sundry reasons. “Black Panther” comes out on Netflix tomorrow. Yay. I’ve been wanting to see it. I also need to start and finish “Yellowstone.” I’ll get right on that at some point. 😆
Sports: My Cards are killin’ me! ‘Nuff said. Go OSU Cowboys! Go OU Sooners! They both had good games. However, there’s video out there of OU’s hotshot running back bouncing off a referee and going down. It’s pretty funny. I must point out that the ref is HUGE and the RB? Not so much. 🙄
Writing: I took a break. I’ve got to hit Cooper’s story and revise the proposal. That’ will be book #9 in Red Dirt Royalty. I’m making a little traction with Wiz and Jen’s story, which should be the next Nightriders. I’ve got a Sade and Sinjen story brewing and it will hopefully come to a boil in time for the usual Halloween release. We’ll see. I need to get off my arse and get busy. I still hope for a Hard Target book, too. We’ll see if the words come.
And…at some point, I need to clean out the shoes/boots in my closet. Boone is sleeping in there and he makes a big mess of all the extra shoes. I don’t actually wear most of them so, yeah. Donation time.
On that note, I’m off to get a little work done before we celebrate Labor Day and combined birthdays for Lawyer Guy and the Brother-in-Law. For those of you off today, enjoy and stay safe. For those of you having to work, hang in there.