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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey. A great meme to share your thoughts and your books! 🙂

It’s been hot, hot, hot. I have been making the most of this heatwave by lounging by the pool in my complex. Of course it’s only refreshing if I’m fully submerged in the water and then my fingers and toes turn to prunes. But it still feels lovely!

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

  Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs – Yet another fabulous read by the great Reichs. I love getting lost in her easy to read stories about love and murder and forensics. Perfect to read by the pool…if I can ever get out of the water long enough to read!

 

 

 

  The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan – I heard good things about Duncan’s latest book and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. While I’m over the whole vampire/werewolf onslaught of recent years, I am always on the look for new voices and well-written novels. Duncan’s prose is rich and imaginative. It passes the allure of the supernatural on page one and readers are treated to a novel about people who fight and love and life for a purpose even if they don’t know what that purpose is.

 

 

  Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton – I am thoroughly enjoying this book on CD. Narrated by the author, it’s a memoir about her life with her family and how food became engrained into her life. I’m looking forward to seeing how her life progresses into the chef she is today.

 

 

 

I hope you’re enjoying your books as much as I am loving mine! 😀

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Werewolves of New Jersey?!?

The following is a true story. No embellishments have been added.

Two nights ago my girlfriend and I were driving home from our friend’s house. It was late, so it was dark. The absence of neighborhoods or street lights made it seem even darker once we started driving the winding road that would lead us back to our house. Only a few cars going the opposite direction passed us, so most of the time the headlights of our car were the only source of light on that particular stretch of road.

Five minutes from home we saw it.

We had just turned a bend our headlights swinging right to follow the curve of the road, when their light reflected off a moving figure crossing the road. At this point, my brain told me it was a deer because logically that’s what it should have been. What other large animal would be running across the road into the woods in the pitch black night? Right? Everything happened in a few seconds, but this is what I saw in that time – a form whose head was the height of a deer, its back was curved forward as if hunched, and it ran with the gait of a human, two legs, not four. When the headlights illuminated the thing it was brief because whatever it was ran across the road and into the woods very quickly.  I only saw the glint of an eye and light reflecting off the body I just described.

It took us until we drove past the spot where the thing had disappeared, for me to say, “What was that thing?” Let me interject here to say that while I do enjoy reading fantastical stories about vampires and werewolves and other creatures, I am fully aware of my reality and do not believe those creatures exist. Ok. I used to not believe they existed. My girlfriend on the other hand does not read anything even remotely involved fantasy or sci-fi and is even more rooted in logic and reason. But when we talked about it, we had seen the exact same thing. To the detail. There was no way this thing was a deer. Unless one had learned to walk. Like Quasimodo.

What did we see? I have no idea. What we saw shouldn’t be possible. It doesn’t fit into any realistic explanation I can think of. It does, however,  fit into a lot of books I’ve read and that’s what scares me the most.