First of all, let me wish a happy **th birthday to my beautiful daughter-in-law, Jill.
Now, a few more short notes (random thoughts) so that I get a post in my blog this month.
Best game ever invented. Three strikes, but four balls. Ninety feet. Genius.
D’Backs, mercy! Thought Gibby would be gone at All Star break.
Too many injuries, backward K’s, .200 hitters, and little-command pitchers.
Video reviews overturned nearly 50% of the umpire decisions they looked at. Prooves to me the umps made a whole lot of bad calls this season. Some were obvious. Some needed split-second-slo-mo to decide. Not what Mr. Doubleday had in mind. The game is for humans. The officials are not infallible. C’est la vie!
Can’t wait for the World Series, then spring training.
Looking forward to the Sedona Book Festival at the Elks Club on Saturday, 10/04. I’ll be there among over sixty other authors handing out bookmarks.
W and SM e-books are 99¢ only through Tuesday 9/30. Then they go back to retail.
Sorry Lee Child.
I had never read a Lee Child book until a few months ago when I enjoyed Echo Burning. Then I got an ARC (advance review copy) of his latest book, Personal, from his publicist. Halfway through it, I began hearing of his comments concerning the book price dispute between Amazon and Hachette. I am one of thousands of independent authors publishing through Amazon and agree with their position on the price of ebooks (lower than what Hachette wants). Mr. Child has lost me as a reader due to his comments about the dispute and Indie Authors. Personal was not nearly as entertaining as Echo Burning anyway, and I thought of ditching it before he said those things about me/us. Sorry, Lee, it's personal.
I finally got one. Now I know why I see everybody sitting everywhere fiddling with theirs. They are trying to figure out how it works.
10/13/2014 will be Thanksgiving Day in Canada, Columbus Day in the USA, and many Native American tribes will have their own celebrations.
The day will also mark my 20th anniversary of arriving in Arizona.