"The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking. The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk." ~Mark Twain
Had a great, if tiring, time hiking with my sister over the last few days. Besides the physical exercise, it was also a really good way to talk out some of my story ideas and get feedback from her. She took all the pictures, so I'll post some later this week when she emails them my way. Hiking the Adirondacks is always a challenge: there are a lot of trails, many of which cover rocks straight up, and when it rains in the 48 hours before you hike, the extra mud adds a slippery effect :) The view from the top, though, is always worth it ~ that and the trip up, where it's just you and the trail, remind me of the important things in life.
Today you can win a Summer Grilling Goodies package at The Long and the Short of It, sponsored by Yours Truly. Go on over to their website to enter - it's one day only!
I got my first official review for One Night in Memphis over the weekend, 4.5 stars from Ecataromance. (Insert sigh of relief here) The reviewer had some lovely things to say:
"This story is exciting,funny, scary,poignant, and heart touching. I highly recommend it to anyone who believes in first and second chances for love. Ms. Boniface has penned some of the loveliest prose that I have read in any story anywhere. Curl up with this book, and spend a wonderful evening sharing the adventures on world famous Beale Street..."