Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday's Just as Bad


It is the May 5, Cinco de Mayo and it has been raining since Friday, the first. It is dark and gloomy outside and I want to be home. I feel kind of blah. I feel like I am coming down with something, a cold, I hope nothing worse. No, I am not panicking that it could be Swine Flu or the official name, H1N1. Part of what has me feeling the blues is the news and the hourly reports on the H1N1. Schools closing, vacations canceled, people avoiding crowds. I understand the side of caution, but it seems things are being blown out of portion.

I need to be at home with a good book. I have been reading Mixed Blood by Roger Smith, a suspense set in Cape Town, South Africa. I’m learning a lot about the culture there, the interactions among the races in the new South African post Nelson Mandela.
The characters include Jack Burn, an American, running away from a crime he committed in Virginia, a corrupt racist Afrikaner cop, Barnard, a “half-breed” ex-con trying to go straight, Benny Mongrel, and a police investigator, Disaster, that’s right, Disaster Zondi, and a proud Zulu who is out to see that justice is met.

This was part of the Amazon Vine book program- https://www.amazon.com/gp/vine/
which is nice because you get a first chance at books that might be of interest but may not be aware of? So far, so good. It’s kind of exciting but I wish I were home in my cozy bed reading it. They may call stormy Monday, but Tuesday’s just as bad.

Mixed Blood: A Thriller

http://www.amazon.com/Mixed-Blood-Thriller-Roger-Smith/dp/080508875X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241551488&sr=1-1

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5 comments:

Poetic Genesis said...

I hear you about the swine flu... My 3 year old sneezed this morning and my 7 year old ran and told me his lil brother had the swine flu..

I talked to my 7 year old about it a few days ago but he already knew about it and ran it down to me...lol

I wish you could have been home reading your book too. Sounds like it's right up your alley!

Angelia... said...

Home reading a book...nothing better, I had a bug before this whole swine flu thing hit...and I spent four days in bed reading and relaxing...

angelia

Beverly said...

this book sounds very interesting - have to put on my TBR list

Home reading a book always sounds wonderful!!!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hi there!

I am interested in what you think of Mixed Blood!!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Phyllis said...

Let us know your final verdict on the book! Thanks for sharing the prelims!