Friday, March 23, 2012

The Harry Potter series  totally captivated me from the very beginning. I even went to midnight releases of the movies as well as the midnight release of the last novel.

When all the hoopla hit about the vampire series, I just never even considered reading it because the subject matter has never appealed to me.

Then came Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I heard the excited buzz build over the last few years, was told to read it by friends and family, read the reviews, but I  kept pushing it aside.

This week I finally paid attention to all the news stories especially the ones that compared it to the appeal of J.K. Rowlings' series. Today I ordered the Kindle edition and WOW! Just a few pages in and I'm hooked.

In one way I'm sorry I didn't read this trilogy sooner. In another way, I'm glad because I get to enjoy it now.

Am I the only one who is just getting around to reading it?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Today we woke up to thick fog, cool temperatures, and water dripping off the eves. It's the perfect atmosphere for writing a mystery/thriller taking place in the woods of Maine.

When the weather outside matches the weather in my settings, I can get a lot of work done. I really know the mood in my writer's mind has been set when the sudden shrill of the phone makes me jump.