Today’s guest blogger is mystery author Bernadette Pajer, who shares what she’s been reading — and rereading.
I confess. I’m a rereader. Although my to-be-read pile is a teetering stack of intriguing new titles by talented authors, and although I’m sure in that pile are a few “keepers,” books that I will cherish and reread, I find myself at times unable to venture into those new worlds, and I turn instead to my beloved old favorites.
This summer was one of those times. While physically there wasn’t much happening—there were long days of no obligation to be anywhere—mentally, my schedule was packed. I was gearing up for the release of The Edison Effect, the fourth book in my Professor Bradshaw series, scheduling signings, writing blog posts, penning presentations, and taking care of all the little details of the business side of the job of being a writer. I was beginning to research and write a new book, a contemporary suspense, while pondering the next Bradshaw novel. But most importantly, I was spending time with my son, who’s 11, bright, goofy, shy and energetic. Eleven can be a fragile age, a back-and-forth between the comfort of familiar boyhood and the lure of the independence of the young adult. We’ve got food allergies complicating things, and I did a great deal of research this summer about the brain-gut connection. It’s huge! Through testing and experimentation, research and consultation, by the beginning of the school year, we’d found a diet that works to keep my son emotionally grounded, and we’d made some fabulous memories. Continue reading “Nightstand Reads: Confessions of a re-reader”