Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Looking Back on October

As I drove home from work tonight, I caught a glimpse of children dressed in a variety of costumes, from the scary to the innocent--all adorable. Halloween is a day when children can dress up and be just about anybody or anything they want to be. In some ways, I do the very same thing when I open a book. I like to step inside the books I read where suddenly I am just about anyone I want to be for those few hours I spend within the pages. Looking back at what I've been up to in the world of books this month, I can proudly say that I had a lot of fun on my many adventures.

In an effort to solve a murder, I hobnobbed with the Hollywood crowd amidst a growing cloud of suspicion from the Committee of Un-American Activities. In a touching experience, I looked on as a grieving mother trying to move on and a man whose life has been turned upside down by memory lapses and seizures share a connection neither imagined possible. My next adventure took me from a lake in Texas to the wilds of Texas and into the hectic New York City, as I fled for my life from the Russian mafia and corporate goons. I settled down for a rest in the South, laughing and crying as I learned the stories about life in a small Alabama town and its many residents. I traveled to Europe through time and space, seeking out the mysteries of the most famous vampire of all, and what glorious adventures I had! My final adventure this month took me to Florida where I joined up with an obsessive compulsive witty attorney whose latest case involved the investigation into the murder of her client who was being sued for libeling oranges.

I cannot wait to see what next month has in store for me!

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