ROW80 check-in and dog humor

A short post for today, focused on my reading goal.  I hope you’ll check out the authors and their work, especially Matt Hofferth, a once and (I hope) future ROWer.

I have also included a funny youtube video at the end as a bribe.

This past week I surpassed my goals in reading, and it is has been delightful to fill up on words. I started the week with K.B. Owen’s Dangerous and Unseemly, an academic mystery set in a women’s college in mid 1890’s Hartford, CT.  I attended a women’s college and taught undergraduates for several years, so I thoroughly enjoyed the academic setting. I ended the week with Myndi Shafer’s The Darkening, an entertaining sequel to Shrilugh, the first book in Myndi’s YA fantasy saga.

I have also gone back to catch up with Matt Hofferth’s excerpts that he is sharing serially in his blog, with a main character who has a voice in his head.  Sound familiar, all my writer friends? Matt’s take on this aberrant behavior that we all share (or at least I do) is very entertaining as well as the interwoven posts of behind-the-scenes writing work.

As always, please go encourage the rest of the ROWers here.

I have a dog who would like to pull this trick, but has the weight advantage to become a lead statue.  The videographer starts laughing so much, she loses sight of the dog at one point, but it is still worth a watch: