In fiction I'm still working on Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe mystery, Some Buried Caesar. I was sidetracked by the Colorado Gold Conference and the extra sleep required to recover (and the two-hour finale of Big Brother), so I haven't had as much time to read this week.
In nonfiction, I'm studying the food drying section of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Preserving Food by Karen Brees.
What I'm Thinking About:
I admit it. I'm thinking about the state of the nation and all the sub-topics that go with it. But this is a book and writing blog, so we're not going to deal with those weighty issues here.
The writerly stuff on my mind has to do with whether or not to take a Saturday morning screenwriting class which falls on the same day as my ticket to see the stage version of To Kill a Mocking Bird.
What got me interested in screenwriting, you ask? I check in on Alan Chin's blog, A Passage to Now, from time to time, and lately he's been focusing on interest shown in his screenplay and how he's doing a partial rewrite while juggling two other projects. It's pretty interesting stuff if you have that little notion in the back of your mind that you might like to branch out and try something new. Alan also posted the names of books he'd recommend, so if you're interested, here's the link: Writing Good Screenplays.
My Quote of the Week:
So it goes.
----------Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. in Slaughterhouse-Five
This Week's Recommended Blog:
I found K. D. Easley's KD Blog when I followed a link to an article written by mystery author Lonnie Cruse: Writer's Conferences: Are They Worth It? As I read some of the other posts, I knew I wanted to pass on the fun. Another post I especially enjoyed was: How to know if you're a mystery writer.
The Best Thing I Had to Eat This Week:
That's easy. It was the two squares of Lindt Dark Chocolate I had with my popcorn last night (while watching So You Think You Can Dance and Glee).