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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Thou surly hasty-witted horn-beast!

I'm reading DESPERATE DUCHESSES, the first book in a new Georgian series by the incomparable Eloisa James. (Book two, AN AFFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS, btw, is due out in November.) James' voice is simply fabulous! PEOPLE magazine says that 'romance writing does not get any better than this,' and they're right. James is delicious, sophisticated, fun...The duchesses James writes about indeed rival our own times' "Desperate Housewives" in their scheming and affairs of the heart and pleasures of the body...If you like the bawdy days of the Georgian period, a time when real men wore lace and heels, then you'll love this series. In real life, Eloisa James is a professor of Shakespeare, and her books include lots of Shakespearean references and quotes. I love Shakespeare, so when trying to track down where one of her quotes came from within the Bard's works, I came across this delightful site, a Shakespearean Insult Generator:


Need something to bamboozle the telemarketer with? How about 'come, come, you talk greasily; your lips grow foul!' Need a satisfying epithet for the guy who cut you off in traffic? Try
'Thou bawdy plume-plucked lout!' Is your boss on your nerves? 'Thou puny fen-sucked strumpet!' I suggest you only think this last one if you want to keep your job...



Saturday, October 27, 2007

Book Survey

I was blog surfing today, just wasting time. And found this. I enjoyed reading the answers and thought I'd post it here and see if anyone will answer. I would love to read everyone's responses.

Book survey --

What are you reading right now?

DEAD SEXY by Kimberly Raye (just started it today)

Do you have any idea what you'll read when you're done with that?

Nope, have no idea.:)

What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now?

I think there's a Cabelas in there and a Carolina Country and I think I saw Sportsman and some magazine with building plans.

What's the worst thing you were ever forced to read?

hummm.....I'd rather not say, but I will say it was a Christian Fiction with characters I couldn't relate to.......

What's the one book you always recommend to just about everyone?

BORN IN SIN by Kinley MacGregor or FANTASY LOVER by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sorry can't do just one.

Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don't they?

Not really. Since I have to pay for the libraries closest to me, well the one in my town has less books than I do. But the others I either have to pay to join, or the one for my county is out of the way for me. So I go once in awhile, but not often. Does it count if BN knows you? Or the lady who puts out the books at Wal-Mart?

Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don't like it at all?

Can't really think of one right now. I know there was one, but for the life of me I can't think what it was.

Do you read books while you eat? While you bathe? While you watch movies or TV? While you listen to music? While you're on the computer? While you're having sex? While you're driving?

While I eat, no. While I drink a little Mello yello, yes. While I bathe..NEVER While watching movies or TV, of course. While listening to music, of course. While on the computer, yes I have dial-up so I read while waiting for the pages to load. While have fun:), nope that time is for my hubby. While driving...NO. While waiting at the light for the light to change or will sitting in traffic waiting for it to move, okay yes I do that. But not while I'm actually driving.

When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits?

Yes, mostly because I'd read 2/3 books at a time and I read boring historical books, or they were boring to them. And I loved the original Grimm's Fairy Tales and anything Disney or about North Carolina. So while they hated history and English I loved it. So yeah, but there were probably 4 of us, who read like that and we'd just ignore the teasing.

What's the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn't put it down?

HIGH STAKES by Dana Warren Smith. I started out not really caring for the heroine but like a car wreck unable to not look. Then I wanted to see how the hero, Ren would handle things. He, I feel for like a ton of bricks. Hubby layed beside me on the couch while I read last night and just let me pet him while I read.LOL Poor thing.

Okay let's hear your answers!


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Do we like the same books?

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Recent Reads

Since moving in with my mil, I haven't been able to read as much as I would like, but I have read two books that I can recommend.

First, Jane Porter's ODD MOM OUT. This book works on every level for me--Porter's wonderful voice, the characters, the setting, the story, the ending...If you enjoy mom-lit or chick-lit, or a good contemporary romance, then this book hits the spot. Jane Porter also writes for Harlequin Presents, and if you're not a category romance fan, don't let that stop you from reading ODD MOM OUT, Ms. Porter's single title from Five Spot. And I can highly recommend Porter's Presents...
To learn more about Ms. Porter's books, visit her at http://www.janeporter.com.

The temperatures have been warmish in northern Delaware, so I was more than ready to enjoy a holiday romance with snow. Janice Kay Johnson's SNOWBOUND, a November Harlequin SuperRomance, is an enjoyable and thought-provoking read. There hero's wounded--both inside and out from his National Guard tour in Iraq. All he wants is to be left alone in the quiet of his rustic lodge in the mountains of Washington state. What he gets is a busful of teenagers stranded with their teacher during a fast-moving blizzard...and a chance at a love that will help him heal.