*Jordan, the 5th little houseguest, had to stay home and work her summer job in an ice cream parlor. We missed her.
Not currently engaged in a series, however, Conor is reading The Jester.
"Who is that by?" I asked.
"James Patterson," said Conor. But I see by checking Amazon that a co-author is listed, Andrew Grossman, and that there is some quibble about who is the main author. At any rate, it's historical fiction, medieval history at that, and if a teenage boy likes it, it must be a good read.
As Gaye and I discussed The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, which we had borrowed from her family, Conor also volunteered this: "I don't like books that make me think."
"Oh, well what kind of books do you like?" I asked.
I had to admit I'd never read a Tom Clancy novel, but I think I have seen some movies based on them. Yes, I have.
After a fond, end-of-summer, sweet goodbye, we watched them head down the road. Then I headed back out to the picnic table to enjoy the cool evening breeze, the never-say-cicadas, and two "chocolates" by Diane Lockward's What Feeds Us--"Gender Issue" about a man and his doll, and "The Shampoo Artist: A Really Dramatic Monologue." Oh, she would have been great in our recent Glitterary Reading at Glitterati Hair Salon!