Book nerd alert.

Huh. It's been awhile since I've done the book nerd alert. (Beep beep boop...). But alas, 'tis back. Apparently I learned to read again. Thanks, unemployment!! Just finished all seven-hundred-million pages of "The Hour I First Believed" by Wally Lamb, who also wrote "She's Come Undone" and "I Know This Much Is True." The book was good. Long. There were about 100-plus pages I could've done without, but in a 720-some-page book, that's nothing.

The fictional story is loosely based on the Columbine shootings, and how it unraveled a family (two faculty members, survivors, one of whom was hiding in the library during the shootings). But it goes on to explore the husband's family history, after a series of events, which kind of drags.

However, in the end, all loose ends are tied up, the story comes together, and it's a very good, in depth story. I recommend. The end.

But now it's like Christmas trying to decide what book to read next. I've still got "The Road" going on, but cannot seem to get into it, or finish it, so it's just hanging out in the background.