What to do When the Lights go out

I know many people seem to think that it rains a lot where they live, but let me tell every single one of you that you’re probably wrong unless you live in one of a handful of cities. Houston is one of those cities.

It’s rained each of the last ten days (or nine?) and yesterday was the worst storm in at least two years that I can remember. My car was parked in the street and when I went out to move it the water was almost up to my knees. But not quite inside the car yet. Thankfully, it’s brand new with less than 5000 miles on it. Anyway, as a result of the heavy rainfall, which is also expected tonight, the power went out. And stayed out. Which left me with a dead phone and wet clothes with nothing to do.

I should have read by candlelight! But I didn’t. I just sat on the sofa until about 11:00 and then fell asleep earlier than I have in months. No reading. Or anything. I had an alarm to wake up to because I happened to charge my iPod a few days ago for no reason. Go, me.

Anyway, I wish I’d have thought to read a little last night. Just because there was nothing better to do in the darkness. What do you do when the power goes out?

PS: Sorry for the late post! I had no power! But I’ve posted everyday since January 18, I refuse to let the streak end because of a stupid thunderstorm.

On this day in 2014 I published Where the Magic Happens.


Suggested Reads for Spring Break

For some people down here it’s already Spring Break. Which is funny because it’s rained the last 72 hours. Anyway, I thought I’d compile a list of books for you all to read even though most of you are well past the age of being out of school this week. Might as well get to the list since I’m already a day late.

Just kidding.

If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, then you know that I don’t recommend books. Ever. I could refer you to this post from last week. Or I could refer you to this one from last year. No matter what’s going on, I won’t be suggesting any books. BUT this is one of those rare times during the year that I’ll make an exception to my rule of not taking any suggestions. Although I have no idea what would qualify as a good book to read for Spring Break. I’m sure some of y’all know. Maybe.

So, which books should I be reading this week?

On this day in 2014 I published Spring Break for the Book Lover.