That is a huge surprise to me. Now granted, I read 14 children's books, which have larger fonts and less wordage per page as a general rule, but that still impressed me since I also wrote my first novel in that quarter and worked a lot on editing and proofreading my wife's as well. No wonder my lawn was so long the other day, apparently I spend all my time reading!
Here's the list:
– Fresh Disasters by Stuart Woods
– The Freakshow by Bryan Smith
– Higher Authority by Stephen White
– The Bancroft Strategy by Robert Ludlum
– Series of Unfortunate Events Book 3 - The Wide Window by Lemony Snickett
– Bullet Blues by Bob Burton
– Manhattan Is My Beat by Jeffery Deaver
– The Last Oracle By James Rollins
– The Bell, The Book and The Spellbinder By Brad Strickland
– Shockwave By Clive Cussler
– Unspeakable By Sandra Brown
– Shadow Of Power By Steve Martini
– The Mansion In The Mist By John Bellairs The Attorney By Steve Martini
– Silent Prey By John Sanford
– Dark Harbor By David Hosp
– Sea Legs By Alex Shearer
– The Spell Of The Sorcerer's Skull By John Bellairs
– Flipping Out By Marshall Karp
Some great books here and some not so great. The Series of Unfortunate Events continues to underwhelm seriously, my Bellairs obsession continues unabated, I found a few new authors that I enjoyed, like Steve Martini and David Hosp. The always stupendous Marshall Karp came out with a new one, which is currently fighting with Bad Boy Brawly Brown as my favorite book of the year so far.
On a separate note, my manuscript was officially delivered to the offices of Random House in New York. Someday soon someone that isn't family or close friends may be deciding whether I can write... Crap.