I finished reading The Lifeboat. It was almost a page-turner, an interesting idea and compelling story. I was impressed to learn that it was a first novel for the author, and that she is...wait for it...eight years older than me! Way to go! Gives hope to us all.
I do have a criticism, though. Maybe it's not a true criticism, perhaps this was the author's intention (and if so, good job!), but I disliked the main character -- intensely.
The clock is ticking on classes. I am going to campus briefly later today, and tomorrow Winter Session grades must be a wrap.
Almost forgot -- it is SO cold. Brrrrr. I'm not really complaining, however. Something about the deep freeze suits me!