Today I’m recommending a book I liked so much that I listened to it TWICE over the weekend and then bought a couple of printed copies for friends. It’s called, “The Ghost Bride”, and it’s a first novel by Yangsze Choo. The setting is Malaysia, in the 1890s, and the story is incredibly compelling. Definitely original premise, too–I’ll be surprised if this one doesn’t wind up as a feature film. You know me–I love a good ghost story.
Except for a quick trip to the grocery store, I stayed home all weekend, just puttering around, resting, making artist trading cards and running my iPod. No cooking, though–I pretty much lived on Schwan’s meals from the freezer. No casino, either, because I wasn’t feeling lucky–not that kind of lucky, anyway.
It’s time for another contest–two people will win a copy of my new and not-even-out-yet book, “Big Sky Wedding”. All you have to do is comment on this blog, and Jen and I will draw two winners’ names this coming Thursday and announce their names on Friday.
Still strange to see only five horses in the pasture instead of six, but I have a couple of stories with happy endings to share.
Last week, a beautiful German Shepherd showed up in Mary Ann and Larry’s yard (they live here on the Triple L) and Jen and Jeremy spent the whole day getting close enough to her to check her collar for tags. Zero ID. We were discouraged, but Jen decided to take the dog to our wonderful veterinarian Steven Bauer’s office anyway. The staff checked and, sure enough, there was a microchip!!! YES!! The owners had been beside themselves with worry, and they rushed to the clinic to pick up their pet–whose name turned out to be Lucca.
The other story concerns my friend Althea’s beloved dog, Chou Chou. She lives in a beautiful home outside of Santa Fe, surrounded by woods. Well, the little Pomerian guy wandered off, and a couple of nervous days passed–Althea sent out a mass email asking for prayers–and, sure enough, we were heard. Chou Chou came walking up the driveway, none the worse for wear, thank God. He’s Althea’s buddy and travels everywhere with her.
Have some fun trips booked in September and October–will tell you more about them later on down the road.
That’s the news for today, pardners.