March 28, illustrated version
I recently updated my novels excerpts on my website, replaced the chapters I had there with the beginning chapters: the first two chapters of Fortune and the first chapter of The Queen of Paradise Valley.
It's taking me a very long time to complete the site. (Still working on links, and, of course, I have no news to post.) I tell myself I'm oh-so busy. I'll get around to it soon. Maybe I will, next week, or next month, or ...
Maybe I read too much!
1. The History of Art, page 223. I've reached The Middle Ages.
2. Heaven's Command, page 283. The year is 1864. Brittania rules much of the world.
3. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George, page 155. Wonderful! I'm not reading this for reference, but just because it's in my library. I hear that Showtime has a 10 part miniseries on the lusty king, The Tudors, beginning April 3. I'd love to watch it, even more after reading this review, but alas, I can't commit myself to regularly watch lengthy miniseries. I'll wait, as I did for the series Rome, to come out on DVD. And, I want to finish the book first.
4. I also read The Venus Fix, a timely thriller by M J Rose. Fast-paced action, thoughtful insights on the human psyche.
5. And I look forward to reading Disturbing the Dead, an atmospheric mystery written by my friend Sandra Parshall, her second novel, just out.
So, do I read too much? I wish I had more time to read even more.
And I truly do some writing between all the reading. I'm working on scenes for both Fortune 2 and Fortune's Children.
Listening to Penelope's Song by Loreena McKennitt