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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday Morning Updates


1.) I am currently reading Leader of the Pack, by Leighann Phoenix. It was recommended to me by one of my favorite fellow readers at Goodreads (MelissaB!), with this warning...."This book is too long." Fiddlesticks, I thought. I'm a fast reader. I can handle that. Well, in spite of a typo on the first freakin' page, more head-hopping than at a Head Hopping Convention (couldn't come up with something for that...sorry!), and some slightly "squicky" (Melissa's term) hybrid-shapeshifter moments (think animal-human sex moments.....or maybe not, if you don't want to lose your breakfast), I am still sort of liking this book. But, I'm at 52%, and there has already been a major climatic battle scene, death, and resolution. And we're only half-way through the book. I guess the author is going to make a second conflict/resolution to keep this baby going. I'm exhausted, but I'm not giving up!

2.) I am also reading Mia Marlowe's Touch of a Thief. Mia kicks arse at opening sentences. Here is the beginning of this book....I was hooked instantly!

"On any given day, someone writhed in exquisite pleasure at the home of the most sought after courtesan in Amjerat. Unfortunately for Captain Greydon Quinn, on this day it wasn't him."

The premise for this story is fabulous, the writing is fantastic, and I can't wait to finish it. I wish I had more time to read! Fiddlesticks!

3.) The jumped-the-shark-a-long-time-ago-crack-addicting-vampire-series has a new book coming out soon. But Tohr isn't in it! Fiddlesticks!

4.) I am working on my childrens' summer camp schedule. This involves researching camps for swimming, skating, chemistry, doll-house making, nature, bike-touring Cape Cod, cooking, and art. Remember when we used to hang out and play kick-the-can all summer? I do. Fiddlesticks!

5.) Thursday's Word of the Day: Fiddlesticks!

Happy Reading,
Penelope

2 comments:

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Fiddlesticks? I'm going with fiddlesticks for Leader of the Pack. Touch of a Thief does sound ass-kicking!
How fun! Summer camp schedule! Are they going canoeing????
The jumped-the-shark vampire series jumped the shark several installments ago for me.

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! I sure hope you are feeling better. When I was coaching middle school girls' lacrosse, I had to come up with fake cuss words to scream on the field. My favorites were Fiddlesticks, Jiminy Cricket, and Fudge-sicle! The girls cracked up whenever I screamed one of those. :^)