So I have been silent for most of the weekend and into the week.
I don’t have Olympic Fever.
I think I may be the only person on the planet NOT watching the Olympics. When I tell someone this they look at me as if I’m some kind of traitor to crown and country. I get the distinct feeling they would spit on me if they could. What’s the big? I mean, I watched the men’s swimming and diving. Oh, and the men’s gymnastics (bendy!) after that, it pretty blah for me…. heh-ho!
So I finally got Jen to read Long Hard Ride! I count it as a grand victory, even if I did have to bribe her with a reading of Pleasure Unbound in kind. I also count this as a victory for me as Larissa Ione’s Pleasure Unbound was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!
After I got past the hero’s name (Eidolon) and a couple of shaky initial chapters it rocked along. Great characters, some really clever and intuitive world-building. I loved all the disparate threads that wove around around each other like a big messy ball of twine until at the end it all came together like a giant cat’s cradle. (Oh yes, I have been visited by the metaphor fairy tonight.) I’m hooked and will definitely been buying the next installment as soon as! Another fan-girl is created. SQUEE for Wraith. (He’s my fav…)
In other realms, my unrelenting pimping of my favourite cowboys has hooked some more fans. Over at Rip My Bodice they are eating up the McKay clan! Who wouldn’t? Right?
Also I found this really great new website called Reading Romance Books (through Sarai, who else? *g*). It has a really nice, clean, easy to navigate website and a great new forum. I prefer getting in at the ground floor in forums because it’s easier to get to know people than in a well-established forum with lots of people who are tight. Anyho, everyone is really nice and I have joined the Book Club there. Mainly because I have never participated in a Book Club before and I’m curious. September’s book is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Which for some weird reason has been renamed Cross-stitch in the UK.
There are a couple of internet campaigns I am going to join up with as well. One is Blogger Appriecation Week. The other is The Ban On Spending Challenge. You’ll see stuff go up in the side bar as I get things ready.
I have really fallen deep into the dreaded historical genre and have been soundly seduced by Julia Quinn and her Bridgerton series. I love, love , love it.
But most surprising this week has been my new found fan-girl for all things CHERUB. I’m going to be doing a series review soon as I must gush appropriately about these books. And shock! Horror! They aren’t romance. Check back later in the week, once I have sweated a coherent, yet rambling pimpage of this great series.