Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thoughts for Thursday: The Importance of Art + Johnny Worthen's The Finger Trap

Before we get to T4T, a couple of orders of business:

1) Check out yesterday's blog tour stop over at Kissin Blue Karen. It's a great review for The Botanist (Yea!)

2) Also check out my good friend, Johnny Worthen's new book, The Finger Trap.

Tony Flaner is a malingering, part-time comedian who is full of sarcasm and never finished a thing in his life. He’s had 12 years to prepare for his divorce and didn’t. He had his entire life to choose a career and hasn’t. Now time’s up, and he’s in a world of trouble. But all of that changes when Tony takes a first date to a drunken party and ends with him facing prison for the murder of a girl he hardly knew. To save himself, wise-cracking Tony must discover who the mysterious girl was, what she was involved in, and what the hell she saw in him in the first place.

Isn't the cover amazing?

Thoughts for Thursday

(It's been SO long since I did one of these!)

Thoughts for Thursday is a meme where we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is the importance of art.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.--Scott Adams





Which quote about art is your favorite? What do you think of Johnny's new book?


  1. That is a great cover and art should inspire and help children.

  2. The Finger Trap is a lovely cover -- the dress sort of reminds me of something out of the Great Gatsby for some reason! Whne is this book set?

    1. Yeah it kind of does seem Gatsby-ish doesn't it? I hadn't thought of that, but you're right. Not sure when it's set, but Johnny Worthen's a fantastic story teller, so I can't wait to read it and find out. :D Thanks for stopping by!