I meant to post at least once this weekend, I keep trying to do a Sunday Salon! Which I love the idea of! But my every waking moment, when not baking cookies, doing laundry, cooking or going to the park for my 3 mile walk and playing with the kids, has been spent reading The Terror, by Dan Simmons. I can't stop reading it, and got really cranky with all the other interruptions. I didn't want to talk on the phone, the kids heard "Let Mommy read, please!" a dozen times, and I barely watched television. It was all reading this weekend, when I could.
This book is so good. Once I got past the polar bear bit - really, I thought it was going to be a horror story featuring the polar bear, and I almost didn't get past page 40, I was so disappointed. I kept reading because Dan Simmons is an amazing writer and I had to know what happened to the characters and if they survive this third winter, even if bears got them. Now it's turned out to NOT be about polar bears (though they are there) and I am now spending my time happily in the Arctic, reading about the trapped ships and the nightmare of something supernatural stalking the crews, and the raging storms and ice, so much ice. I'll be back in a bit, but I must go finish the chapter I'm on before bed! Two out three books so far this challenge, this good - (Wolf Moon was a disappointment and more about that another time) - this is so fun! So no Sunday Salon, no meandering book thoughts. I have a date with The Terror.