Well, it’s been another busy week here. Not only did I get more writing done than I had planned, I was also able to finish reading a couple of books and get started on a new one.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks tells the story of a zombie apocalypse from the perspective of the survivors, some 20 years after the war is over. The book is very well written and thought out. It’s obvious right from the beginning that Mr. Brooks did his research as he talks about various political and economic aspects of the world stage as well as creating evacuation and defensive policies that fit well with individual countries.
I started reading The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch (translated from the original German by Lee Chadeayne). This is what Publishers Weekly had to say about the book:
A brilliantly-researched and exciting story of a formative era of history when witches were hunted and the inquisitors had little belief in their methods beyond their effect in pacifying superstitious townspeople . . . Pötzsch, actually descended from a line of hangmen, delivers a fantastically fast-paced read, rife with details on the social and power structures in the town as well as dichotomy between university medicine and the traditional remedies, which are skillfully communicated through character interactions, particularly that of Magdalena and Simon. The shocking motivations from unlikely players provide for a twist that will leave readers admiring this complex tale from a talented new voice.
I can’t wait to really dig in to it and let you all know what I think.
The week on I Can’t Brain has been an exciting one!
On Monday, I speculated if I should apply for a job working at GeekSquad based solely on how often I have to fix the computers here at home. There were some interesting replies.
Wednesday was a big writing day for me. I started some heavy-duty work on a new book, based on an idea from my father (someday I’m going to write about what an influence that man had on me becoming a writer). So, I copped out and just did a Wordless Wednesday thing and posted this picture of my son and I out in a snowstorm.
Thursday was a huge day for me. I was asked to guest post for Kelly at her blog Naked Girl in a Dress. I chose to write about dad stereotypes – a topic which seems to be picking up some steam lately (I’m not to blame!). Head on over there and give my article, But I Love Him Anyway, a read. It’s generated some positive discussion.
For Fiction Friday, I continued the story of Reggie with the second part of Easy Money.
Last, Saturday saw me talking about my guilty pleasures as far as movies, music and television go. Give it a read and then chime in about your guilty pleasures. I won’t tell anyone, I promise!
Ok, that’s it! I heard that there was football game or something on last night. Some local team did very well and advanced further into the playoffs. Is that right? I dunno. I don’t watch football.