I am not a fan of most fiction, but I love memoirs so I thought I would give James Patterson by James Patterson a chance. I enjoy learning how authors got to be so good at what they do, and it is always the same- they write- and write and write. James Patterson worked in advertising writing ads for years but spent every spare moment writing novels.
And all my puzzle loving friends are going to love The Puzzler by A,J. Jacobs. He researched all kinds of puzzles-jigsaw, crossword, rebus, cryptograms, mazes, etc. I found it interesting to learn the history of so many kinds of puzzles and fun facts. For example, there is a really hard jigsaw puzzle called Olivia the Octopus that can be put together 9 different ways, but only one is correct showing Olivia in a certain spot.
The Puzzler is also filled with all kinds of puzzles for the reader to try including a really tough one from The New York Times. The book makes a good point that puzzles should be used more often in schools to teach problem solving skills.
Rosie or Elvira will be here tomorrow. As we all know Penny always gets the Tuesday off after a Monday holiday.