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Rejuvenation Time March 14, 2010

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The writing marathon is over for the current WIP in Revision. My wonderful CPs have their copies on their computers, and I have my copy sitting on a bookshelf in my office. I’ve made a few notes regarding the next pass through the WIP, but other than that, no writing has occurred.

What has happened is a whole lot of reading. Oh, the joy! I read a Suzanne Brockmann book all the way to the end in less than two days. The story was so complex and riveting, I couldn’t put the book down. By the end of the novel, I was immersed in her story, OUT OF CONTROL. Wow, I wasn’t reading to learn anymore, I was reading for the sheer pleasure of enjoying the people in the story.

And Suzanne Brockmann is a Word Wizard. She crafted not just one story, but four! And I wanted to know what happened in all the stories. The pages were flipping so fast, I felt the return of the reader within me. Finally I was lost in a story.

So what am I going to do for the next few days as my darling daughter and I travel? READ my TO BE READ BOOKS. Oh, I can’t wait for lazy evenings with my feet plopped up on the hotel’s bed with a book in my hand. I can’t wait to get lost in the stories other writers have written. I can’t wait to rediscover why I started writing. I love to read just about any style of book I can hold in my paws.

While I’m on my vacation, I will update my blog with my discoveries.

First on the list:

Suzanne Brockmann’s OUT OF CONTROL. This book lives up to its promise. She knows how to push the limits of romantic suspense to new, breathtaking heights. Potent, gripping, and explosive, Out of Control is a roller-coaster ride of a novel–as a single act of loyalty becomes a desperate struggle for survival…

The best part of this book for me was how well-drawn Suzanne Brockmann drew her character. They were alive. They had depths of emotion that touched my heart. They popped off the pages and made me root for them.

There was a line in the book that spoke directly to my heart. Ken “Wildcard” Karmody tells Savannah von Hopf, “I didn’t “join the SEALS so that my father would be proud of me. I joined so that I could be proud of me. I did it for me.”  I fell in love with him all over again.

Thanks Suzanne Brockmann for the incredible read!


10 Responses to “Rejuvenation Time”

  1. I knew you wouldn't be able to put Suzanne Brockmann down. It will be hard for any author to topple her from the number one spot on my bookshelf. My only regret is that I'm getting close to having read everything she's ever written.Enjoy all your reading time!

  2. Christine Says:

    Thanks Gwen, I will! I have about five authors, but need to get more of Brockmann's books. The best part was to read uninterrupted. And finish! Usually I am so busy writing, learning about writing, blogging, or catching up on household duties that I don't read more than five pages before I fall asleep.So nice to have the TIME.BTW, I have sent you a plea for help with a download 🙂

  3. KarenG Says:

    Were we separated at birth or something? I too have finished, it' been delivered to my first reader, and I'm on a book bonanza. Currently The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, one of those classics I somehow missed and I am thoroughly enjoying it! Thanks for the review– I'm adding this book to my Goodreads list!

  4. Christine Says:

    Hi KarenG: That's so funny! Glad you finished your run through. Reading is such a fabulous reward! I loved the Sherlock Holmes classics when I was a kid. Read them all — a gazillion times. I totally want to run out and get more S. Brockmann books! She knows people.

  5. M.V.Freeman Says:

    You know, a good book, from one of your favorite authors is at once inspiring and compelling. I just finished J.R. Ward's book, (Lover's Revenge) loved it, and it taught me a lot about what I am not doing in my story…hmm, I will be working on that.Enjoy your vacation!!! Come back renewed, refreshed, and full of ideas. I, of course, shall be plodding away on my story…

  6. Christine Says:

    M.V.: JR Ward gave a very inspiring talk at the 2009 RWA Conference. I bought it and downloaded it. She is an amazing writer and a giving one as well.Have fun writing this week!

  7. M.V.Freeman Says:

    Which of course begs me to ask, may I listen to it?? LOLI will have a good week and I wanted to say, I love the new look on your blog! Its been too long since I've managed to tip toe in here. Have a lovely day my friend!

  8. marthawarner Says:

    What… but… when… *sigh*I've been missing too long. I love the look of your blog!! Very fun.As for the post, I love discovering a new author. It is always fun to see what they've done, how they do it, and of course, can I duplicate it?? lol.Careful traveling & take loads of pictures!

  9. Christine Says:

    I am having a ball on my trip. Lots of fun stuff happening, Martha!

  10. MaryC Says:

    Hope you've had a great trip, Christine.

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