Hello Listeners! Ok, I just finished this book, Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris. As usual I picked a book based on a Narrator, in this case Susan Bennett. As I have said before, my favorite books to listen to are Fantasy Fiction, but I also try to give a good portion of my time to non-fiction works. Especially anything in the Self-Help or Personal Growth areas. And that was how I found Susan.
She narrated a book called, Excuse Me, But I Was Next…, by Peggy Post. It’s all about practical tips on how to handle different situations with tact and good manners. I am like most people these days, and I can skimp on my manners without really realizing it, and I get impatient at times. It’s because I am aware of this, that I picked up this particular book. And I was not disappointed. It is a very informative and well written book with tons of valuable tips.
But one of the surprises for me from this audio book, was that I really liked the narrator as well as the book. Reading non-fiction work in a compelling way can often times be more challenging than reading fiction, because it can be hard to break out of the monotony. When I researched what other work was available by Susan, I found that she does a LOT of fiction work as well. Yippee for me!
While there was a lot to choose from, this book (series) stood out to me. And once again, I was not disappointed. I want to move to Midnight Texas now. I think I would fit in well, loaner and recluse that I tend to be. Although I am not a vampire, or a witch, or a psychic, or have some criminal past that I am running away from, I still think they could find a place for me. Besides, they already have those positions filled in this small western town with only one stop light. There’s a gas station, nail salon, restaurant, and a pawn shop. Seriously…what more do you need?
Of course it would help if people weren’t dying all over the place. But, then again, I guess you can’t have everything now can you? I’ve just gotten a taste of these outcasts, and the ties that bind them closer than most families. But lucky for me, I have Book 2 – Day Shift, to look forward to now!