April 13, 2020

Have you ever read Harlan Coben’s books? Oh my. Good. Well written. Mysterious. Scary sometimes. Fun, too.

Right now, I’m reading MISSING YOU. 

First item: Great comment and wow can I ever visualize this……”The office was done in early American Elitism. Rich gurgundy leather chairs with gold buttons sat atop a forest green Oriental carpet. Paintings of fox hunts…The expansive desk…A large antique globe…”

WOW!! “early American Elitism” decor. Soooooooo cool!!!

Next item. Same book: The book is very good. But kinda spooky. And curious. And I keep trying to figure out the stuff and I’m agitated. I’m so distracted by “who did it…” I’m actually thinking of going to the end to find out. Then going back and finishing the book in it’s normal progression.

When I explained this to my dear friend Doris, her answer was very very very insightful and enormously helpful. In essence Doris said: “Sometimes it’s best to read the end and then go back and read through in the orderly intended way. Because now you can realize how great the author was. How carefully written…such masterly writing…and stuff.”

I haven’t decided yet, if I’m going to the end first.

Filed under: Just for fun

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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