on my bookshelf at home, or so it seems. I'd put a few things on the "holds" list that I wanted to take a look at. It can take weeks to get holds sometimes. But, um, this time, all 20 came in at once. Oops. Guess who's doing A LOT of reading over vacation!?
Most of them are mysteries but I have one "adventure" novel, a historical romance/literary novel, one writing book, and three or four non-fiction 'sort of research sort of I'm just interested in baseball and India' books.
I'll be sure to post the titles of anything that hits it out of the park. ;)
I just discovered this site: StopYou're KillingMe. I had all sorts of random bookmarks all across the internet reminding me of who won what award when and various lists of mysteries that people recommended... now I have it all right here in this handy dandy site. My first read at their recommendation is going to be The Guards by Ken Bruen. It sounds fantastic. I'll let you know what I think!
Also, it's summer in Seattle which means I'm sitting here in a sweater trying not to think that I need to plan my trip to the pumpkin patch and get started on my Christmas shopping. On the upside, I'm not too hot. ;)
My little red head comes downstairs while I'm watching who gets kicked off the dance show (Kherrington people, are you CRAZY!!! And GEV?!) and says with a scowl, "Why aren't you coming up to check on me?!"
Me -- "Your dad just checked on you, I was coming up as soon as the show was over." She likes frequent checking.
So then my husband, stoic, stalwart guy that he is grabs her to himself and starts talking a mile a minute, "Oh my little red head! I am so sorry no one checked on you. Your are my little red headed angel! I am so glad that I have my little red head!" This always drives her banana sandwich. She can't stand it. She says, "Daaaaaad! Stop talking repetatively...."
Dad, -- "How about if I rhyme? Would that be fine? I'll only talk to you in verse. It couldn't get much worse. I love to make you laugh..."
Pause... pause... pause...
Me, "Really? You can't rhyme laugh?!"
Him, "I seem to have rhymed myself into a corner."
Red Head "You can't get much warmer!"
Which makes no sense at all and only sort of rhymes but she completely cracked herself up with that one....
And now I need to go check on her... again...
I invited my sister over. We had nachos and movie treats. We turned on the Bachelorette....
And then... Jason opened his mouth... she said "I can't..." and I don't know what came next because we screamed. I ran to the kitchen. She grabbed the remote and got the horror off of the tv.
And now The Bachelorette is dead to me. I couldn't even watch the end of the show. Not to mention the post show analysis. I am putting my head in the sand and pretending it didn't happen.
Jesse who? Deanna who? The last thing I remember is Shayne saying yes to Matt...