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Reading

So, Rick, what do you like to read?

A very good question. The answer is not so simple. First of all, I like to read what I write--a good hardboiled detective story. The Spenser books were always exciting to me, I like James M. Cain and Ed McBain was thrilling for me as well, especially his 87th precinct novels.

I've read all of Stephen King's early stuff, though not much of his later works. The Green Mile was an exception and I really enjoyed that.

As far as currently goes, I indulge myself in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series although I must admit that it a vast and daunting task. I read Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels and an occasional non fiction book that might range from politics to the economy and investing, to intelligence and military operations.

I find that the more I write, the more particular I'm getting about what I read. I used to finish every book I started, no matter how dreadful. I don't do that anymore; I'm getting too old to waste…

Forgetting the basics?

Just a reminder, gang, that WINTERTOME is available as an Ebook and that it's only 99 cents! The next part in the saga, WINTERWALL, is still in the writing phase but I am pleased to announce that I'm almost done! John Logan appears again in April with INTO THE MAGIC NIGHT, and I'm in the "creative phase" of his next adventure. Translation: I haven't written anything yet, I'm still trying to get the plot down. :)


Now that the selfless promotion stuff is out of the way, I want to talk to you about the basics. As you frequent readers of this blog will know, I have taken up golf. Why, I don't know, but as Steve McQueen said in The Magnificent Seven, it seemed like a good idea at the time. For a while there I was seeing some improvement in my swing. Hitting the ball with the irons has proven particular hard for me; nevertheless, I was seeing some good leaps forward in that department and I was beginning to feel pretty darn good about my ability to get bett…