I’m Not Dead Yet!

I promise I have a couple ideas for a couple huge posts around August. Then, I will have so much content it will make this blog explode.

BUT!

It’s not August yet. And I’m posting now to keep things…fresh?

I’m working in Wyoming this Summer, and that is mainly the reason why I haven’t posted. I’ve had plenty of things to post about, for sure, just not the time. Or the internet. The place that I’m staying has no internet or cell service or T.V.

Which is great! For me. Because I can focus on writing and…on…working…a lot.

My day starts at 5:30, out and going by 6:15 and out until nearly 6:00 at night. Then I don’t have internet, but even if I did I probably would be too tired to post.

I will do a short book review. The local library here has a stack of free books, most of them mass market paperback thrillers and romance and mysteries.

Crap, I call it, but that may just be me.

But alas I had nothing better to read. The one I finished this week is Princess of Wands by John Ringo:

I would put cover art here, but I don’t feel like it. Look it up.

Similar to Beyond the Mirror’s Edge, another Christian fantasy, this one tripped me up because I had no idea it was a Christian fantasy.

I am Christian, I’ve said that before. I’m not the perfect Christian, but nobody is.

But man, I hate books like this! They give Christianity a bad name, they really do. You have this soccer mom woman who is subservient to her lazy, useless husband(that irks me two ways) who gets recruited by a secret organization to fight demons. That sounds pretty cool, I guess.

The writing sucks, unfortunately (too much shrugging, and grinning, holy crap is there a lot of grinning. It’s like everyone’s the freaking Cheshire Cat in this book) and the main character inexplicably gains these amazing powers through prayer to kill pretty much everybody in her path. The characters are boring and annoying and the plot is decent. It’s just a horrible book.

But what really pushes it over the edge is the preaching. The story will be moving (slowly) right along and then

BAM

The main character will randomly get on her soapbox and go into page after page about being saved and being a good Christian and blah blah blah.

I know I should witness, and I do when I can. But it one thing to witness to others, and another to BASH YOU OVER THE HEAD REPEATEDLY. If there’s one thing I’ve learned through personal experience, it’s that you can’t shove something in someone’s face and expect them to take it graciously. That goes for anything, but especially your own ideals and religion.

I feel sick just thinking about this book…

But enough about that. Wyoming! I’m off to go enjoy it.

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