I have been quiet as of late merely posting haiku and of course writing tips every Tuesday. I have had my nose in books since mid-January. I finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last month and started The Girl Who Played with Fire at the beginning of February. I am hooked on this trilogy by Stieg Larsson and I recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery.
The trilogy is written in third person and contains straightforward prose. There aren’t a lot of flowery descriptions, but enough information that paints an interesting and clear picture of each scene as well as the characters.
Because it’s a trilogy, the backstory for the protagonist and supporting characters are sprinkled into each story at a slow but steady pace (although I cannot speak for book three yet). The content is often graphic, but necessary to understand the full scope of each mystery presented in the books.
I took a breather from the Wine & Canvas events in January, but I have another one booked for February 13th, and then, on March 7th, I am doing a birthday party painting event for pre-teen girls.
This weekend, I am driving to the Twin Cities to attend a class called, The Art and Practice of Interviewing, at The Loft Literary Center. Most of my freelance work consists of interviewing people to obtain quotes for articles, and though I feel confident interviewing others, I feel I could also learn a thing or two from a more experienced journalist.
Then it’s date night with hubby. I can’t wait to find a new restaurant in the Cities to experience!
Have a wonderful weekend! I leave you with today’s haiku:
at the end of the road—
cats in the window
Has anyone read the Millennium Trilogy? What did you think?