Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Juosz és eläsz (Drink and Live)...A Carpathian Title for Smokinhotbooks!


Fall in New England is bliss. Two nights ago we lit our firepit, roasted marshmallows, sipped hot cider (with a dash of Calvados...oh yeah!) and the kids ran off to play manhunt. It just doesn't get any better than that.

My reading update: just finished Karen Hawkins' latest, Much Ado About Marriage. I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads. Not her best work...my favorites are still Lady In Red and An Affair To Remember. Those are 2 of my favorite re-reads. Love them! I'm also super excited to read A Fairytale Christmas, which is a holiday anthology including stories by Barbara Wallace and Susan Meier. I love holiday romances and I can't wait to read this one!

I hope Smokinhotbooks likes the Carpathian title of my post...she has been complaining about the plethora of Carpathian chants in Christine Feehan's books. Hee hee hee....they are sort of crazy! Here's a good curse expression if you're a Carpathian vampire...O jelä peje terád! (Sun scorch you!).

Also, just wanted to give a shout-out to some book bloggers who have thoughtful posts (Mia Marlowe--also a wonderful writer!), thoughtful reviews (Julie from Outlandish Dreaming--a serious class act), funny, thoughtful and insightful observations (Julia Barrett's World...Julia rocks!), and a great sense of humor (Carolyn from The Thrillionth Page). Also, if you check out my blog list on the sidebar, you'll notice some new ones, including herbal blogs, healthy eating blogs, and a blog by a pig (The Life and Travels of Sullivan McPig).

In the immortal words of Carpathians everywhere,
Arwa-arvo pile sívadet (May honor light your heart),
Penelope

9 comments:

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

My ancestors lived as poor peasant farmers in the Carpathian Mountains in the shadow of Castle Dracul - my grandmother was the repository of all the terrifying stories from her grandparents and great grandparents. She told me a bunch - but I've never heard any of the curses! How fun!
Thanks for the mention, my sweet!

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

Hey, thanks for the very nice plug and your fire pit sounds divine! As you know, I love Karen Hawkins now and your favorites are coming up on my TBR list - I'm eager to read them! Thanks again!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming - I linked to you - love the site!

Penelope said...

Julia...that is so cool about your family. Have you read any of Christine Feehan's Dark Series? I'm glad you found Outlandish Dreaming...Julie is great!

Penelope said...

Hi Julie! Can't wait to see what you think about those 2 KH books....I reread them all the time.

Smokinhotbooks said...

LMAO!!! I saw this on my Google Reader.

I still think I'm breaking up with Feehan but I'll buy Sklyer's book even if there are chants ;)

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

Julia - thanks for the link - I will have to spend some serious time at your blog and check out your books!

Penelope said...

Smokin...don't break up with CF! I'm sure that knowing the Carpathian word for intestinal parasite (kuly) is vitally important for your life.

Pesäsz jeläbam ainaak (long may you stay in the light),

Penelope

Penelope said...

Julie and Julia...so glad you two found each other!