Today is holiday letter and holiday story day. I already have a story. I tried to write a new one that was about Santa’s reindragon but it didn’t come together so I’m recycling something I wrote a long time ago about Indians and government bureaucracy. I know, I’ve got your attention now. Don’t worry, it’s really short.
I’ll post notice when it’s all done. Meanwhile, if you’ve got nothing to do you can always read back issues.
One of the main gifts I like to give is books. Ideally I like to give books I’ve already read so I know if they’re any good, but I read a lot of books with vampires and zombies and sword fighting. Often my recipients aren’t huge fans of those books so I have to dig around online and look for recommendations. I’ve done okay with indiebound and overbooked.
Last week I was going through a bunch of “best of” lists and every single fiction book was like:
“After an explosion destroys her family … ”
“After her son is diagnosed with spleen cancer mixed a rare face-melting disease … ”
“In a war torn country where there is no food or water or anything to look forward to … ”
“In this deeply disturbing and profoundly sad tale … ”
Wow, how do I choose? I kept crossing them off “too bummer-y.”
I did find some that I think will be good.