I’ve been abducted!
It happened last night. I guess you might call it an “alien” abduction. (You know, the men are from Mars thing…) Just when I was heading over to the keyboard to make my Saturday post, The Big Guy suggested we head off to the casino.
With visions of triple red sevens, cherries all in a row and the perfect blackjack hand, I grabbed my shoes, threw on a clean top and brushed my hair and teeth (different brushes, of course) and declared myself “ready” in less than five minutes. (Never give a man a chance to change his mind when he’s offered to take you out!)
Okay, so we didn’t come home rich. Although, as a couple we lost less than it would have cost to go to the movies! And, after all, it was a night out together!
Speaking of alien abductions, I just finished reading Kat Martin’s Season of Strangers.
This was definitely not my usual choice of reading material but then, in a pinch, I’ll read anything. (Once, in 4th grade, I read The Boy’s Book of Baseball simply because I had my hand on it when the school librarian called time to select our books!) I love to find bargain books and on my last trip to Half Price Books, I grabbed a bunch off the dollar racks based merely on the jacket blurbs. I wasn’t familiar with Kat Martin’s work but it sounded interesting.
I randomly grabbed a couple of these books to take to the beach with us last week and this was the first I started reading. I quickly realized it dealt with aliens abducting and doing physical research on humans and, I must admit, I wasn’t real into the premise. I kept threatening to just put it down and switch books “just as soon as I finish this chapter.” Each time my friends found me reading, they’d tease me about how many more chapters was I going to read before ditching it. Something kept compelling me to read “just one more chapter.” By the end of the second day, I figured I’d already invested that much time and I was halfway through, so, since I’m no quitter, I kept going. Turns out, I enjoyed it!
When the aliens can’t quite get their answers through basic physical exams performed aboard their spaceship during the course of an evening’s abduction, one enterprising alien scientist tries doing experimental “unification” of himself with a human’s body. In doing so, he absorbs that individual’s personality, knowledge and memories in conjunction with his own. Through his journal entries, the reader sees him attempt to explain how humans differ from his species in that they are guided by emotions. He attempts to define emotions such as determination, grief, sadness and even love. As he poses hypothetical questions concerning his theories, the reader is fed quite a bit of food for thought. I found myself mulling over some of his questions from time to time.
All of Kat Martin’s books are not alien oriented (although I do know there are at least two more) but I like her writing style and plan to keep my eyes open for more on those bargain racks and flea market tables. Should you come across one, take some time and have a good read!
How about a sneak preview of some of my new merchandise that will debuting in my etsy shop this week?
This perky little sock reindeer will brighten any corner or serve as a great seasonal cuddly for the little one in your life.
Every little guy or gal needs a teddy bear in their life!
The sailor onesie-style bodysuit has been available in the shop for some time now, but I just added the matching pants!
These should all be available in the shop within the week, as well as some more new items. I'll try to share some others with you later in the week.