Did you ever have one of those days?
I had one yesterday.
Things were just not clicking in my brain the way they should.
I had a few on-line conversations yesterday that suddenly took a turn that did not make sense to me, but oh well, I went with it...
And a little while later I realized, in an enlightening flash (I should coin that), that the conversation did not take such a left turn - I just thought it did. And my response to it is what really took the left turn....
And having done that more than once yesterday, I decided I must be over-tired from trying to do too many things at once...baking, making candy, watching the Browns lose, talking....
I finally realized I just needed to call it a night.
So I sat down with a cup of rum-laced tea and a couple of books.
I usually read mysteries. I also like laugh out loud humor, especially after a long left turn kind of day.
I had picked up Janet Evanovich's latest book from the library the other day and was about a third of the way through it. All of her Plum novels are fast reads for me - usually one sitting. I cannot get enough of Ranger. I speed read through all the laugh out loud LuLu/Stephanie antics (laughing out loud at times) just to get to the Ranger appearances. He is so hot. I could use a Ranger in my life.
But I digress...
After I finished with Ranger, I picked up my Kindle version of Indigo Roth's "Testament: Funny Badgers."
The first thing I noticed was that all the paragraphs are numbered. WTF? Maybe it is a kindle version snafu. This looks annoyingly familiar. I actually made it all the way through the first book of the Testament before the enlightening flash hit me.
Yeah, it was still one of those days.
I am not a big fan of sci-fi or fairy tales. And honestly, if I did not have a blogger connection to the author, I probably would have put the book down and not picked it back up - not because it is not well-written- it is. It just did not seem like my cup of tea. Or coffee. I drink more coffee than tea. Not that that matters to anyone.
But I decided I should give Indigo's creation more of a chance.
And it was a good decision - probably the best decision I made yesterday.
1Roth kept me laughing. What do a dating agency, clogged drain, bad back, gps, and fast food restaurant chain have in common? They all found a part in the early chapters of 1Roth.
Too bad I need to run some errands today; otherwise I could just sit on the couch with my coffee and continue reading.
But I will be back and will share more about this great read in a future post.
In the meantime, you should check it out for yourself.
The Kindle version is actually free on Amazon for a couple more days. Here is the link: