I think that’s the longest title I’ve had yet.
So it’s Day L on the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. If you’re visiting here for the first time and don’t know about the challenge, you can visit the official website and list of 2,127 participants at Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2014). Here’s the jazzy 2014 badge in case you missed it in my sidebar.
Featured Author: Sophie Littlefield
I fell in love with Sophie’s protagonist, Stella Hardesty, in the very first book of the series, A Bad Day for Sorry. There are now five books in the series. The blurb from Sophie’s website:
“At first glance, Stella Hardesty looks like a typical housewife. Then she kills her abusive husband with a wrench right before her fiftieth birthday. A few years later, she’s so busy delivering justice, helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends, that she’s barely got time to run her sewing shop.”
Sophie now has books in a second mystery series, women’s fiction, and YA. I can’t even keep up with her new releases anymore. Sophie grew up in Missouri and now lives in California. I think she should move to Colorado!
Featured Book: Long Live the Suicide King by Aaron Michael Ritchey
I haven’t read this YA novel yet, but it’s on my Kindle, waiting patiently for me to hide away and read it straight through. Here’s the blurb from Aaron’s website:
“Seventeen-year-old Jim “JD” Dillenger knows exactly how his miserable suburban life is going to play out. At least drugs added a little chaos to his life, but after almost losing his soul, JD knows he has to quit. Now clean, he figures he has another sixty years of boring life followed by a meaningless death. JD decides to pre-empt God by killing himself. However, once he decides to die, his life gets better, more interesting, and then downright strange. New friends, a possible romance, and donuts, lots of donuts. Once the end is in sight, every minute becomes precious.”
I’ve become a big fan of YA novels over the last couple of years. The writing is excellent, the stories fast-paced with great plot twists, and the length lends itself to a fast weekend read.
Word of the Day: List
This is a cool word because it has so many meanings. One can make a list like my To Do List which lists all the things I need to do for the next three days. One can list to music while he reads. And an object can list to the side as does my old office chair. Or a human, as I do when my knee is bothering me.
My To Do List is getting way too long, by the way. I think it has something to do with unfinished chores during the month of April while I’m busy writing 26 blog posts, responding to comments on those posts, and visiting new blogs on the A to Z list.