Monday, February 18, 2013
A Novel That Clicked
I may have never read the novel Goodbye, Paris Nash by Barbara O'Connor except for the fact my daughter Lynda happened to go to some event where she was speaking. Lynda won the door prize which was a copy of her book. Lynda ask her to autograph it to me as she thought it was a book I would like being about a Grand Champion steer. She did, and mentioned my daughter as lovely and generous, which she is. It's fun to read a book which mentions places you are very familiar with, which this book does. It mentions this town where I live, the high school and college my daughter graduated from. Many streets and places in San Antonio and south Texas. Yesterday John was watching The Electric Horseman for the umpteenth time and while resting in front of the TV a while it dawned on me this book story is similiar to this movie except the movie is about saving a race horse and the book is about saving a steer for a dying teenage girl. The two are different enough to make them both interesting and I love to read about places that are familiar to me. Now I'm waiting for Jack here in blogland to have his latest book out about senior romance. It should be interesting to me too since John and I met in later years.