Well, 2017 sucked, but at least we had good books. And good stuff might be coming our way in 2018. If nothing else, we live in interesting times.
So here’s a good end of the year question: What was the best book you read this year? Oh, and what are you reading now?
I want to hear all about what you’re reading. Did you get anybody books for Christmas? What did you ask for? What are you gifting?
When a contractor gets the big stuff done on a job, she or he and the homeowner makes a punch list: a list of all the little stuff needed to completely finish the job. Technically it’s anything that did not conform to specifications, but it’s the little stuff, too, that just got lost in the big tasks. It’s about this time in a book that I do a punch list for all the things that I’ve forgotten or let drop, changed in one place but not another, forgot to layer in, details that are important but not addressed yet, etc. I have a much more complex list of big issues to solve for character, plot, and theme, but the punch list is little stuff that’s still important. Such as . . .
Ho, ho, the heck with it. What are you reading?
It’s cold here and I have a fireplace, so I’m reading in front of it with hot chocolate and a warm puppy. Three puppies, actually, and the chair is not that big, but by god, we’re together. What are you reading?