Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another Road Trip

I've been on the road again.  St. Louis is a neat place to visit, but I can honestly say I've been "satisfied".  Twice in one month is enough for me.  Both were driving trips with an audio book to pass the time.  I can't even remember the title of the first book from two weeks ago, so that says something about my opinion on it.  It was an audio book rental from Cracker Barrel.  Just as a side note, when you rent from Cracker Barrel, they charge you for the book at rental.  Then you bring the book back to get a refund minus the rental fee.  I thought that probably folks get to the checkout stand and think, "Holy cow, I didn't expect to be charged $40 for a book rental."  The second trip to St. Louis was much better due to the great audiobook- The Lovely Bones.  I used an Audible download credit for this one and it was well worth it.  It was so good that I could hardly wait for the return trip where I could hear the rest of the story.  A young girl named Suzy has been murdered and tells the story of the drama playing out on earth before and after her death.  The author, Alice Sebold, gives a unique rendition of a different kind of heaven and the afterlife.  I would highly recommend The Lovely Bones in print or audio.

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