Back in the Saddle Again — with Halloween Candy !

So I am off to a slightly slower start on the whole getting back in the saddle thing than I intended, but all is good.

I actually just got the “the only person stopping you is you” speech from my husband about an hour ago (ouch, right?) so I am blogging and then reviewing so I can get back down to business tomorrow.

Last week I got all excited about writing, before I realized that both older kids were invited to Halloween parties several nights of the week, along with a family night at school, the halloween party/parade at school, and then the block party Sunday and then school off Monday BEFORE actual Halloween.  Sheesh!

It was like the whole world was lining up against me ( in costume, I might add) and standing in between my and my computer.

So after a day of self-pity, rest, and halloween candy I am ready to jump in with both feet ( or at least the left one, which is my good foot anyway).

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I did take the time to read some at night.  I finished The Death Cure by James Dashner.  It was the last book in the Maze Runner trilogy.  I really loved the first book in the series, and the second was interesting too.  However, by the end of this third book I was kind of tired of the character soup and the same ( I won’t spoil it for you) old problem OVER and OVER again.  I also had a real problem with how the MC dismissed his original love interest, and it left me with such a bad taste in my mouth, I think it ruined the whole book for me.

Now, if you are like me, and you love series books, by all means, don’t let me keep you from reading it.  To me, even a mediocre ending to a series is better than authors who write the first couple novels and then peter out and don’t sell or never finish the thought.  The Death Cure had some good action, and you got to find out what happens in the end, which is really why we all read stories, isn’t it?

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Ok, enough procrastinating!  Off to write!

Yo, DJ, pump this par-tay!

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