Have you ever NOT read a popular book recommended to you?
I told you some days ago that I eagerly awaited the new book in three series. You know of one.
The second is SKIN GAME, the latest book in the DRESDEN FILES
coming May 27th!
On every cover, Dresden wears either a fedora or a Stetson. He NEVER wears one inside the books.
Funny story, the publishers knew he was both a wizard AND a detective, so it made sense that he carry both a staff and wear a fedora. Right? Jim Butcher tries to laugh ... tries.
So why didn't I buy the books right away?
I was told to, begged to. I refused. A wizard named Harry in the modern world? Really? How unimaginative could you get?
Jim wrote the first book to prove his creative writing teacher wrong by following every one of her suggestions and rules --
and as a tweak to her nose he named his detective wizard HARRY.
Boy, would he prove her wrong. Uh, not so much. He is now up to the 15th book in the series, and each one is a bestseller.
Sometimes teachers know what they are talking about.
“Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.”
"Faith isn't about perfect attendance to services, or how much money you put on the little plate.
It isn't about going skyclad to the Holy Rites, or meditating each day upon the divine.
Faith is about what you do. It's about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are.
It's about making sacrifices for the good of others - even when there's not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are.”
“Even in winter, the cold isn't always bitter, and not every day is cruel.”
“You don't take your cat with you to go bird shopping. Not because the cat isn't polite, but because he's a cat.”
“Whatever you do, do it for love. If you keep to that, your path will never wander so far from the light that you can never return.”
“I will make Maggie safe. If the world burns because of that then so be it. Me and my little girl will roast some marshmallows.”
“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. ”