I’ve Been on the Verge

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You may have noticed my absence around here lately. Or maybe you didn’t, which is just as well because I wasn’t here and it wouldn’t have done you any good to look for me here anyway. The reason for my absence is actually a mishmash of reasons all balled up together in one big clump of stuff.

I won’t get all TMI on you, but I’ve been dealing with some health issues, my mother and sister have had some health issues, and to be completely honest, I am having a little trouble figuring out life without my brother. It’s been a little over a year, but somehow I keep thinking I should be calling him or texting him or thinking how much he would love the book I’m reading and then his death slaps me in the face again.

While I have been neglecting you, I have posted some things on LinkedIn. Feel free to go read them. They may or may not interest you.

I’m reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and am over-the-moon that Harper Lee is releasing another book. Of course, it won’t be able to compare with To Kill a Mockingbird, but it will be good. How could it not be good?

I have a question for you. Well, for those of you that are real people and not the ones who just want their random links on my page. What do you want to talk about here? Writing? Reading? My business? Books? Some of those awful Oscar gowns? Why John Travolta looks like a mannequin? The perfection of Neil Patrick Harris?

Speak up, will you? I feel as though I’m talking to myself. And, yes, I do talk to myself, but I’d like to talk to  you. What say you? Whatcha’ wanna talk about?

A Mini Spoiler Free Review of Summer House with Swimming Pool

Well, I forgot all about this book and was reminded that I had promised to blog about it. I read it, but my life has been crazy and I haven’t been a very good blogger so… here’s your review:

The protagonist, Dr. Marc Schlosser, is in trouble. His patient is an actor with an enormous ego and a lovely wife.

There are several elements at play, some vague reference to abuse to Marc’s teenaged daughter while on holiday at the summer house, and the death of the actor. We know from the beginning that Dr. Marc is accused of being involved in the actor’s death. None of this is spoiler.

The overall story was good, but it moved slowly, at a pace all its own-one too slow for me.

If you generally prefer your mysteries less literary and more action packed or at least less obtuse, read something else.