A MAJOR THANK YOU to those of you who left your sweet encouraging comments on my last post. They mean the world to me. I was better after a decent night's sleep. It's no surprise that when I let myself get rundown, my mental attitude suffers.
Do you ever get one of those books in your head and you're so wanting to finish it before it needs to be returned to the library but you've got a gazillion other things going on and finding time to sit and read is about as futile as keeping pounds off at Christmas?
Bingo. That's me. For the past three weeks or so, I've been reading SHOT IN THE HEART by Mikal Gilmore, younger brother of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore. Books like this interest me because understanding what drives a person to commit violence doesn't just happen in a single moment of lost clarity. It takes years to make a murderer as this book so aptly and tragically demonstrates.
Much of the story takes place in Portland, Oregon where I spent my teen and young adult years. This familiarity makes the reading even more compelling.
I'll get through all 403 pages but I might have to forego sleep to do it. Dang.
So what book are you losing sleep over?