My life at home these days seems to be a series of naps. I often wake up somewhere in the 1 to 4 am range, maybe because I’ve slept from 1 or 2 to 3 or 4 pm. During that middle-of-the-night awakening, I grab my smart phone and open up my Kindle app to read or write a poem or both.

The book I’m reading now is called Lost and Found in Italy: True stories that prove your ‘Nuova Vita’ awaits you on the other side of your breaking point .

It’s intriguing, no doubt, at least to me, but the writing style is really starting to bug me. It feels unnatural. It reminds me of a similar book I read (or almost read because I couldn’t read the whole thing – at least, not yet) called The Latin Hit Maker: My Journey From Cuban Refugee to World-Renowned Record Producer and Songwriter.

The writing style in both books is very similar and unnatural. At least to me. The voice feels identical as if the same person wrote both books. I know that ghostwriters are quite popular these days (I interviewed for a romance ghost writing position but they wanted me to work 7 days a week with such a high word count quote paid in pennies that I turned them down).

Bummer! I was really into both stories, but struggling with how the stories are being told. Is it me or is it them?