I don't know where the year has gone? I committed myself to a number of reading challenges, in addition to personal challenges with my artistic endeavours. For the most part it's been a happy ride. The problem being, I just love to read reviews other bloggers post and I immediately think "I must read that". Well that obsession has taken me away from my commitments to some degree, and enjoyable detour I might add. Today whilst waiting for yet another bus I finished The Prince of Mist, Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It was a short read, what I think intrigued me most was the first page where the author talks about the rights to his book being "trapped" in legalities. Of course then I had to read it to see if it was the contents that put it into the trap. I don't think so. I enjoyed the characters, the innocents, and the quick relationships kids make at the beach. Reminded me of the times my sister Barb and I spent at our Godparents home in the summers, very near to the beach, we had those kinds of quick friendships so in that sense the story was one I could relate to, and then the spooky stuff well that was a good RIP mystery if you like that kinda stuff. Jenners rates these kinds of books with a scare-o-meter. I'd have to say on a scale of 1-10 it was a mere 5, not too spooky but... So if this is your type of book, a little spooky, a little innocent, and easy to read... go for it.