The Last Juror

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I was a little disappointed with "The Last Juror" by John Grisham. The writing was fine, the story was pretty good, but the book was simply too short.

I woke up Saturday at 6:00 pm, watched a movie, baked some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and sat down with my book. I had gotten through about 40 pages on my break on the Saturday graveyard, and before nodding off to sleep when I got home. After I started reading at 8:00 pm or so, I read off and on for two hours, while checking my email, baking cookies, and looking for a decent movie on TV. When I finally realized the book was my best option, I got to the task at hand and was finished by about 5 a.m.

So, the book was good enough to effectively read the whole thing in one sitting, but it also seemed pretty short... and unfortunately a bit formulaic. However, I will undoubtably turn to Grisham again the next time I need a paperback.

In other news, I had a thouroughly relaxing Saturday evening after sleeping all day. I didn't get enough sleep after finishing the book and then needing to show up to work today, but hopefully I'll fix that tonight.

I have been pulling strings and calling in favors from the folks working over Christmas break, and it looks like I'll get out of town nearly 30 hours before I thought I would originally, and if I'm rather fortunate, it won't cost me any hours... two at the most.

Of course I am at work now, the IC is pretty dead considering its 9 pm, and not 3 a.m. I could count the people here now, but I'm lazy. I'd pay money if there were more than 20, and blessedly no one is doing any of the personal projects that can turn a break shift into living heck. No photo albums to be scanned, cropped, and printed. No dance recitals to be transferred to DVD. Tonight's effort has included turning on the photocopier, and actually working on my own personal projects... like this website.

If you don't hear from me for three weeks, don't worry. I'll be at home. With siblings in town this break, things will be markedly more exciting than my rather dull Thanksgiving break... that and I have a ton of shopping to do.

Cross-posted to Torben Reviews: The Last Juror by John Grisham

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