You can tell I haven't been writing much this weekend (don't tell anyone, okay?) because I read three good books this weekend - the second book in Pamela Britton's NASCAR series, On the Edge, a reprint (with added scenes - kind of like a DVD, I guess) of Judith McNaught's Every Breath You Take - I hadn't read either of these writers before but I enjoyed both books - they entertained me.
On the Edge was fun because of its insight into the world of racing. I shouldn't have been surprised about that - NASCAR wouldn't get involved in a program that didn't get the racing right. Entertaining characters, definitely family-oriented - which is the buzz about these books - and worth reading.
Every Breath You Take was a different experience. I could hardly wait to see what happened. It's romantic suspense so I did know what was going to happen but the suspense was intense enough that I stayed up late to finish it, to find out how they got to the happy ending. Loved the hero, definitely a keeper.
And the third book? Thought I forgot, didn't you? Okay, I'll tell you a little secret. I'm a huge Dick Francis fan and I thought, after his wife Mary died, that we'd never see another book by him. But there it was - Under Orders - a brand new Dick Francis book starring Sid Halley. And it was just as good as if he'd not been gone for six years. I don't expect that we'll see a new book every year like we did up until about six years ago - but this book was a surprise and a special treat. I loved it. And I bought it in hardcover.
So that's what I did with my weekend - a little writing, a little visiting, a lot of reading. Perfect weekend.