I really feel that we are “of an age” ((Don’t you hate that term?!)) where seeing far-away-family is CRUCIAL. It’s not convenient to find the time or the funds to go visit family across the country, but the memories are priceless, and it is just something we HAVE to do. So I treated DH this Christmas with tickets to Dallas to come with me over New Years.
I’ll be teaching classes, he and his brother can pal about and spend time together, even for 2 days. It’s worth it. How can you put a price on that?
So, once again, I’m PACKING! DH also loves to read, and I thought this was a good one for the kindle app on his toshiba tablet for the flight:
Retirement Can Be Murder by Phil Edwards is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars based on 50 customer reviews.
When Jake Russo is transferred from a New York City beat to sunny Sarasota, his reporting life slows down. Instead of covering life in the big city, he’s stuck writing puff pieces about bridge games and shuffleboard. His biggest challenge? Sticking to his diet.
That all changes when an older resident mysteriously dies on the beach. Jake has to figure out why and how she died. With the help of his bumbling octogenarian cameraman, Jake will have to overcome his lack of confidence and find the truth. He’ll discover love, conspiracy, and surprising secrets in Florida’s retirement communities.
Light as a day at the beach, this playful mystery is an early buffet of flirtation, intrigue, and senior citizens gone bad.
And yes, I know this sounds like a funny genre for DH to want to read, but he LOVES the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich! We can hardly wait until that movie FINALLY--- after over a decade of wishing ----will be in theaters in 2012! And I thought this would kind of be the silly slapstick kind of stuff he finds in the Stephanie Plum books. Good enough for a flight to Dallas and back :c)
And – if HE thinks it’s good --- then I guess I’ll have to read it too!
I’ve been reading Rena’s Promise – Slowly. It’s moving. It’s horrifying. It’s true. And it’s hard to swallow. It’s tough enough for me that I have to read something ELSE after reading that, just so I can get to sleep. Seriously. I’ll never be the same. This didn’t happen during MY life time, but it happened during my parent’s life time --- and I’m haunted.
Did you ever give thought to what your life would be like if you could not READ!? If you CAN read – do!