A New Year & A Good Read

Date posted: January 18, 2012

Two weeks into January already. 2012 has arrived and I have now stopped using 2011 every time I write a date! Festivities are over and it’s back to reality.

Or at least it is for most people.

Me? I’m lucky. I can live in a world of my own making, my own choosing where the good guys win and the bad guys have a rotten time.

I also find that bad weather is conducive to writing. I can stay in my study, coal fire burning and escape to anywhere I like. For instance, the new Nick Hunter I am now editing has him chasing the bad guys in Switzerland over the New Year. Though I have to confess that even as I am writing it I wish I was there, enjoying the skiing and especially the apres ski.

I have just found a great site called Goodreads for book lovers. I have rated the books I have enjoyed as has Dorothy. If you register with the site be sure and “friend” us by selecting our names. That way you can see what books we love (and hate!). As we are both avid readers it will also be great for us to see your recommendations.

I have to start working on another national tour around the country soon. It does actually take a lot of planning to travel the UK, agree book-signing dates and find suitable places to stay that don’t cost an arm and a leg.

What a dreach (my favourite Scottish word) winter we have had. My son and his family were over from Switzerland and for 2 weeks it didn’t stop raining. And a couple of massive storms thrown in for good measure. Still, with television at its usual level – aimed at 12 year olds (I’m being generous when I say that) – a good book is a great way to spend an evening. Vince Flynn never disappoints. Or you could try A Million Tears or one of the Nick Hunter thrillers. Mayhem is still under a £1 for Kindle readers.

I hope 2012 is a good year for everyone.

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