Good morning all! At least it is morning here at the time of this typing in Central Minnesota. We have had the heat on for a couple weeks now and as much as I dislike the cold and really do not like the upcoming snow… I am trying to embrace the season.
I have dived into some good books as of late and wanted to share what I have been learning, a few fun facts from the books. I believe you can learn something from all books – fiction and non fiction alike.
Fascinating to me, I just recently finished listening to Dr. Sleep by Stephen King. I had to give this one a try as this is the continuing story of The Shining. What I learned was that Danny (the little boy in The Shining and the now grown up protagonist in Dr. Sleep was a character that stayed with King all of these years, nagging at him with the “what ever happened to him?”…
In Anything That Moves by Dana Goodyear I learned about Kopi Luwak, the expensive coffee that is made out of Civet poop. Mmmm hmmm…. I couldn’t make this stuff up. I have also learned that we live in a strange STRANGE world where “extreme eating” is a thing and the more unusual the better…. I think I will pass on the cricket tacos and live octopus. 😉
In Billy Crystal’s Still Foolin ‘Em, I learned about his incredible relationship with his wife and daughters, his love for baseball, and his ritual before doing the awards shows.
From The Mortal Instrument series (my current guilty pleasures) I have discovered I really really like the name Jace…. AND I wish I had powers like the Shadow Hunters. 😛
In other news… I have recently been added as part of the awesome Bloggers Recommended group! This is a group of Bloggers headed by Nicole from Linus’s Blanket and Jen from Devourer Of Books. They put out a monthly newsletter of hot titles coming out that month that great bloggers have recommended as must reads! I am new to this and just getting my feet wet. I submitted my first recommendation for the November edition. You can subscribe to receive it here and you can check out the website here. 😀
What have you learned in books recently?