Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Book 1 of 7

I'm more than somewhat remiss about my blog updates.  I have no excuse, except that I find writing a bit more difficult than usual.

A fellow author, Charles O'Donnell, suggested I start listing one favorite book per day on my FaceBook page for seven days, with no explanation as to why I enjoyed the book.  I'm up to Day Five or something on FB, but I thought I'd do the same thing here.

Here's book one of seven:

Cowboy by Ross Santee

Cowboy, by Ross Santee (August 16, 1888 – June 28, 1965), originally published in 1928.  I inherited this and several other books by Santee from my father who read it when he was a boy.  The book is illustrated by the author, and although it's fiction the story is taken from Ross Santee's life and his experiences out west.

The story is written in the style of Mark Twain, and reminds me strongly of Huckleberry Finn.  The protagonist gets into one scrape after another, and even when things are calm it's an interesting read.

This, and several other books that belonged to my father, play a large part in my developing the habit of reading.