I started “reading” this book during a road trip for work (I have an Audible membership – LOVE it.). Seven hours of driving in one day and I was so glad to have this story as my traveling companion. I arrived home around midnight and slept like rock, but the next morning I woke up thinking about it and wondering what happened. Later that afternoon, I broke down and headed to Amazon.com for the kindle edition for a little instant gratification and snuggled into my favorite reading chair to devour the rest of the story.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is about a man who returns to his childhood home and rediscovers the truth of a series of events that happened there.
It is about good vs evil and ties reality and possibility together into a lovely reality.
It is magical.
I love the way the story is told through the eyes of a child and his perspective on the others in his world. It is a very descriptive story that had me munching on french bread and strawberry jam as I read through the afternoon. And the ending had me saying “of course.”
I enjoyed it so much, I bought two more books by a Neil Gaiman.
Definitely a fantasy-adventure with a walk on the supernatural side. The story is provoking, sad, sweet and satisfying. Thumbs up for me!
I get asked a lot what my twitter handle is and how often I tweet.
The truth is… I don’t have one and I don’t. Ever.
I did jump on the twitter bandwagon when it started and spent a lot of time interacting there, but at one point I realized, that for me, in my world, doing what I do… it was pointless. Personally, I believe that Twitter is a great tool for a public figure to build interaction with their community.
I really don’t think it is a great tool for professionals like me.
I also don’t think it is a the first tool that a small business or organization should be using either.
Because, unless you have at least a few thousand followers and/or are a hashtag fiend with your finger on the pulse of all things trending, hardly anyone, IF anyone at all, will see what you say.
I just don’t think it is worth the time or effort for most of us.
Also, for me, I just know it is the perfect venue for me to say something “in the moment” that will either be incredibly wrong to say or taken the wrong way and I will find myself in hot water. (Sound familiar? Madonna? Miley? Justin? Demi? Ashley?… need I go on?)
Big trouble I don’t need.
Then, I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was so totally over the people I followed who carried on conversations with other people (@freddie, etc.) with little inside jokes and 1500 messages a minute. Aurgh! I. don’t. have. time. for. this!!!!
Finally, I will wrap it up by saying that I saw an interview with one of the twitter founders (I think it was Evan) and I have to say that I admire the man and his forethought.
Twitter is a great idea.
Twitter has its place and use.
Just not for me… and I would guess, probably not for most of you.