Well here it is, Thursday night and I have to pull myself away from the book I am reading and write this blog. I will review the book, The Prediction by Darren Sugrue, next week, but I am definitely caught up in it so far. The main character wrote his thesis over a decade ago using five acquaintances as test subjects. He predicted, through mathematical equation, the exact day each would die (not sure how, but does anyone remember the television show NUMBERS?). Well over ten years have elapsed, and he finds out that his first prediction recently died...on the day he predicted.
Another thing that makes this book fun for me is that some of it takes place in Amsterdam. Since we just came back from there, I am have a great time picturing the places he mentions. He also makes mention of the population's fascination with bicycles. The city authorities say there are well over 600,000 bikes in Amsterdam, and I think at least half of them barely avoided running me over during my two days there. They literally swarm the streets and the sidewalks, and they seem to have the right of way at all times. It is truly amazing to see.
Scott Pratt is my featured author this month. I discovered his books several years ago and want to make sure you all get a chance to meet his protagonist, Joe Dillard. I reviewed his first Dillard book this week too. An Innocent Client is a few years old but definitely worth a mention. I often wonder how lawyers deal with defending people who they know are guilty. I think that the secret is...many of them don't deal well at all.
I also reviewed The Neon Lawyer by Victor Methos. I know they are both legal thrillers (I am in a rut) but the second was recommend to me by a good source, so I gave it a try. It was a bit flawed, but it held my interest enough to make me want to see how it turned out. Check it out and share your opinion.
I am so preoccupied with choosing the options for the new house that we are building, that it is amazing that I find time to read at all. I never claimed to be a decorator, and trying to match the granite to the cabinets to the floor is simply headache producing. We were given a seventy-five page book of options to select from, and as we watch all of the other buyers catatonic as they attempt to decorate the perfect house, renting an apartment starts to sound more and more appealing. I think we do deserve credit though, because we are not arguing through this process. We are compromising our way from room to room, trying to have fun along the way.
Speaking of fun, go grab a book and have a fun weekend. Most of the country needs a warm activity to combat the weather, and what could be more comforting than a warm blanket, a mug of hot chocolate and a good book?
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