I love the internet and my website! I've been revamping and discovered some new tracking features. Amazingly, I'm getting lots of views from people in the Netherlands and Denmark. I'm not sure what prompted it, but a very big THANK YOU!
Writing publicly means putting yourself out into the world. There's always a chance for rejection, but there's an equal chance you'll be embraced, and you'll always end up learning something. I know I do.
I recently finished reading The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I enjoyed it and was pleasantly surprised when there were twists I hadn't anticipated.
I'm currently reading The Guardian by Nicolas Sparks. This novel is quite the departure for me, but my daughter recommended it. So far, I've been pleased that it's not just a tear-jerking romance, but a suspenseful story as well. I'll let you know what I think when I'm finished.
I finished re-reading Pox: Genius, Madness, and the Mysteries of Syphilis by Deborah Hayden. Don't let the title scare you. It's creative non-fiction that's historical and seriously interesting. I highly recommend it.
Last, but not least, I'm reading The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012 by Carlos Barrios who is a Shaman and member of the Mayan Elders Council. Since I have a Masters Degree in Spanish, I am all over this book. It took me twenty-three years before I made it to Chichén Itzá, but I did it. The calendars, codices and pyramids have been a fascination for me since I was fourteen. This book is not one of the "chicken little" types that declares the sky is falling, but explains and describes Mayan beliefs in an understandable way. This is another recommended read for anyone interested in Mesoamerica culture and the 2012 predictions we've been hearing about for some time now.