Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Readin' and writin'
1940 Ford assembly line
Notes for tonight!
I just finished Jeffery Deaver’s ‘Shallow Graves’. It was a five star read. My book stash is dropping, I am starting David Baldacci’s ‘Deliver Us ‘From Evil’. He published this in 2010. I did not read seriously until I was in my late 50’s. Once I realized what I was ‘personally’ missing I started to devour books. At times 2 novels a week. 3 on a good week.
The advantage I had over habitual readers was my books were cheap or reasonable. Great authors had been writing and putting books on the shelves for years. They were now in yard sales, flea markets, exchange libraries, and the internet. I now have read thousands of great books.
It was 20 years before I would decide to write a book myself. I thought to myself, “Jack you have some audacity, a HS dropout with poor English, even thinking you can write and publish a book!”
At that time I thought back to that old uneducated Brick mason I hired in Shelby, NC that said, “Mr. Darnell, If you hire me, I will make you look good.”
I am not gullible enough to think that proofers and editors could make me look good, but they do a danged good job of keeping me from looking too bad. LOL
I remember smiling when I saw my books on sale on the internet as ‘used’. I smiled hoping to see more. LOL
PS: Little known facts about the USA, from Cousin Tony: Oregon's Crater Lake is deep enough to cover six Statues of Liberty stacked on top of each other.
Cary Grant parked on the fender of his '41 Buick Century