A Book a Day, Day 11, D is for Deadbeat

A Book a Day, Day 11, D is for Deadbeat

“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”  President Barack Obama


September 11 is a day that sneaks up on me every year, but one that always brings tears. I read the stories, watch the videos, see the pictures and I weep for the senselessness of it.  As I was eating breakfast getting ready to write this post I watched this video that a friend shared on Facebook.

It is a day to remember and honor and consider what we can do to stop tragedies like this from happening.  But most importantly, it’s a day to love, laugh, and appreciate life.  It also happens to be Grandparent’s Day so we’ll be having dinner with my parents.

I did read a book yesterday and I really liked it. D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton has been my favorite of the four I’ve read so far. It’s longer and the list of suspects was so long that I really had no idea who the culprit was until she revealed it in the end.

What’s it about – Private detective Kinsey Millhone take a shady case and ends up with a $25,000 check and a dead client.

What did I learn – My life is pretty boring. No shootings, no ex-cons, no affairs.  What am I doing wrong?

Who would love it – Detective mysteries lovers and those who like strong female protagonists.

2 thoughts on “A Book a Day, Day 11, D is for Deadbeat

  1. You know, I read the first couple of Kinsey books and didn’t read on after that. Not sure why. Doesn’t she eat peanut butter and pickle sandwiches or something? LOL

    This day is always one to remember and reflect. 15 years ago. We had just moved our daughter to college for her freshman year. She’d been there less than a month. I wanted to go get her and bring her home. Sigh.

  2. I liked the first few Kinsey books enough to keep reading. They were an easy fix since they were so short! This one was better.

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