If you are a serious book lover, you have a TBR (To Be Read) pile or piles. Some may even be electronic. While I know my own is not as impressive as others, it is slowly engulfing the floor surrounding my bookshelf and getting hard to keep segregated from my Already Read stacks.
A couple of weeks before ConNooga, my writing flow wasn’t. I took that as a cue to dive into my TBR pile. I came up with one that’s been in the pile for a few years (though not as long as some others); Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
I finished it two days before the con. It is NOT a small book, but it is well worth the time it took to read and the effort it took to lug around. (You could bash someone’s brains in with this book. The only book I’ve seen that was larger and heavier than Styxx or it’s predecessor, Acheron – other than some family Bibles – is the Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, which weighs around 20 pounds or more.)
Serendipitously, I came across a song on my drive to the convention which was co-written by Billy Joel and Cyndi Lauper that fit some of the themes from these companion books Sherri graced us with. Even though the song was written/released in 1986, I’d never heard it before. (Let’s hear it for Sirius!)