One night last week, while preparing to leave for my son’s baseball game, I grabbed a book from my To Be Read pile. My custom is to settle in on the top bleacher bench and read while his team warms up, then put the book down when the first inning begins. Because, you know, I AM supposed to be there to cheer my son and his team on.
But this time I hit a snag: the game started, and I simply couldn’t stop reading. I HAD to find out what happened next. In the recesses of my mind, I was hearing umpire’s voices and the occasional crack of the bat, but it was sort of like trying to wake from a lazy nap...I knew I should open my eyes, but I just couldn’t find enough incentive.
Then came the elevated voices: “Head’s Up! Head’s Up! Head’s Up!”
The intensity of the tones finally made me look. As a foul ball hurled through space and slammed into the stadium wall. Right beside my ear.
Talk about a wake-up call! I gasped, realizing how close I’d come to taking it in the face.
So, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, if you are reading this, I do believe you owe me a drink for taking me into the danger zone with ANGEL’S CHOICE. But I’ll settle for coffee and a nice chat at some upcoming conference, so that I can hear more about your writing, and to thank you for one fantastic and compelling read!
I encourage all of you to pick up a copy. But I’d better add a disclaimer: make sure you’re in a safe environment with plenty of free time before you start. Because I promise you, once you pick this book up, nothing--not even people screaming at you--will stop you until you’ve read the last page.
What I’m Reading Now: GRIEF GIRL by Erin Vincent (another page-turner)
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