Monday, September 19, 2005
So, What's on YOUR shelf???
I have quite the list yet to read, but I've put in a good dent. My favorite thing is to share what I've read. Ready? (oh, not in any particular order)
But first, I want to share a cool story. Well, for me it was cool.
Years ago, I had a friend , "D" I'll call her. We worked together for awhile and had some good times. Our life paths took us away from each other, and as happens in everyone's life, we lost touch completely. Each had gotten married, she had one child , I had 2. She's now separated, I'm still the big M. How do I know what's been happening in her life if I had lost touch like I said???
Woohoo! I met her today! After more than 7 years!!!!
It was totally bizarre. I was browsing at Barnes and Noble in a town I do not reside in...(Bought the new MJD book!!) and as I was leaving the Scifi/fantasy section, there was a woman behind the courtesy desk who "looked familiar" but with red hair. (her hair was a different back then) As I got closer I broke out in a grin. It was "D" and she hadn't seen me yet. All it took was "Hey there, stranger! How HAVE you been!!!!" It was so much fun!! Her eyes got wide, then came the answering smile and the quick jog around the desk to engulf me in a crushing hug. "OMG! How have YOU been??!! and from there it was like the world faded away, years faded away and the friendship, that special something that allows you to "click" with a certain someone, was there...like it never left. Hibernating if you will. It was a fast talking 5 minutes before the world and its reality butted in and took her with it. The reason why I labelled it bizarre wasn't just the fact that we met, and how it happened, but the realization that she has only been working there ONE WEEK!! Initially my plans had not included a stop at a book store, wasn't even on my radar. Isn't life wonderful? Who'd have thought our paths would cross again? Certainly not me. I love life!!!!
I also love reading..so here's my book parade:
And if you are interested in finding out snippets or reviews, I've attached links. Clink the highlighted, words or title, for a peek.
Storm Front is the first in a GREAT series.
I enjoyed these books immensely and would recommend them. Jim Butcher's the only male writer here because he's good. Gritty and different because it's a male's male POV. I like it.
The rest are fast, like 3 hours fast, reading for those times you just want to "escape" and have a good time.
Emma Holly's story is HOT, once again she writes some scenes that have male w/ male or female w/ female erotica and I don't mind. It went with the characters she wrote so was acceptable. *wink* MJD was sensual, good writing as usual but not as daring as Ms. Holly. Between the two, the spectrum of diverse human sexual relations is addressed. The last two? Well, "Drive Me Crazy" was full of laughs, happy endings and a few surprise elements. I thought I was reading a straight contemporary romance but I received a pleasant surprise. Made me glad I tried this author as I'd never read her before. I wonder if her other books are as good????
"For The Taking" was......fluff. The 4th book in a series that I had no idea was around. So, I ended up reading the end of the series. Talk about a$$ backwards..*grin* Did I like it? Yep.
All in all, had fun.
Just in case reading doesn't float your boat, here's an outright chuckle ( I HOPE)
Have a great Day!!! Toodles.
Posted by Michele at Monday, September 19, 2005