Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Fictioncation my twist on Staycation
My favorite new word was "staycation" for everyone who is vacationing close to home this summer, and my brand new favorite word that I invented is "fictioncation", for those of us staycationers who stay home with a good novel for R&R. Hey, can I copyright this word? Just kidding.
My definition of "fictioncation" includes a novel, a chaise lounge on a patio, balcony or in a garden, and ice tea or lemonade is optional.
We bought two novels this weekend, by authors new to us: "Who invited the dead man" by Patricia Sprinkle, and "Storm Front" by Jim Butcher. Sprinkle's series features a 60 something Southern gal who solves mysteries using charm and humor, and who is a gardener. What's not to like?
"Storm Front" is the first in a series, featuring a private investigator who is a wizard, and who sometimes helps the Chicago police department. This series is now a tv series "The Dresden Files" on the sci fi channel. I read the first few pages and there is blood and mayhem from the get go here.
Has anyone else read either of these, or seen the Dresden Files?
What are your favorite fictioncation books?