It’s not often most people get to say this but I am SO HAPPY about this Monday. Enough so, that I’m going to stray off the bookish topic to explain why. Most of you know that I live in Seattle but you may not know that currently my husband and I live in a small rental house and that we’ve been looking for a house of our own for a year. Who knew Seattle was one of the most competitive housing markets in the U.S.? We didn’t but we’ve learned it the hard way by looking at over 150 houses, bidding on and losing three houses we liked, and writing a cover letter to one seller trying to explain why we were the best people to buy their house (and as a writer, losing that house really hurt).
That’s the bad news (and bad it was) but now we found a house and as of today we closed on it. WE. OWN. A. HOUSE again and I am mighty happy about it. It was built in 1958 and has never been updated so it will be a little while before we can move in but that’s all right. Who knows, house renovation posts may sneak into this blog!
For now, it’s enough to say that I’m a bit scattered. Add to that, it makes me skittish when I go too long without a book I love so I’m feeling a bit off. Here’s what I’m taking a chance on this week.
Another wacky cover and title which I’m hoping goes better than last week’s reading of Rabbit Back Literature Society.
I’m always a sucker for a play on words and from the looks of it this title says it all. It’s supposed to have a psychological component mixed in with a criminal element.