A Book in the Snow

Wait, what?

I know not all of you are in the US, but most of you are. Which means most of you are aware of the massive snow storm currently ravaging the east coast. The storm is said to affect some 75 million people in several states. If you’re in its path, stay warm and safe. Second, is there any better time to pick up a new book than when you’re snowed in by two feet of snow? I think not.

I can’t say for sure because living in Texas means snow once every ten years, but I think it’d be a good time to get reading. And the book I’d pick up would be one of my writing books I haven’t yet read. I figure I’d be able to focus more when I’m not thinking of doing anything else away from home.

Oh, I’d also be sure to knock off one of the books from my 2016 reading challenge!

Which book are you planning on picking up? If you’re somewhere away from the storm (like me), which book would you start while snowed in?

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What to do When the Lights go out

I know many people seem to think that it rains a lot where they live, but let me tell every single one of you that you’re probably wrong unless you live in one of a handful of cities. Houston is one of those cities.

It’s rained each of the last ten days (or nine?) and yesterday was the worst storm in at least two years that I can remember. My car was parked in the street and when I went out to move it the water was almost up to my knees. But not quite inside the car yet. Thankfully, it’s brand new with less than 5000 miles on it. Anyway, as a result of the heavy rainfall, which is also expected tonight, the power went out. And stayed out. Which left me with a dead phone and wet clothes with nothing to do.

I should have read by candlelight! But I didn’t. I just sat on the sofa until about 11:00 and then fell asleep earlier than I have in months. No reading. Or anything. I had an alarm to wake up to because I happened to charge my iPod a few days ago for no reason. Go, me.

Anyway, I wish I’d have thought to read a little last night. Just because there was nothing better to do in the darkness. What do you do when the power goes out?

PS: Sorry for the late post! I had no power! But I’ve posted everyday since January 18, I refuse to let the streak end because of a stupid thunderstorm.


On this day in 2014 I published Where the Magic Happens.

 

Autumn (poem)

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Autumn

Pumpkin patches
Colorful leaves
Cool temperatures
And long sleeves

The month of October
With its scary movies
And ghosts & goblins
On Halloween

Then comes November
And family feasts
A Thursday of football
We know as Thanksgiving

Then it gets cold
With Christmas soon to come
Snowmen and snowflakes
And farewell to autumn

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