Lunching with books

Thank you for all the kind comments about my hair. Today is the day that Emma gets her haircut. Her mom is pulling her out of school because the stylist didn’t have any other openings before Christmas, so I am eagerly awaiting the after-school viewing.

So anyway, it occurs to me that a casual reader (or even a regular reader) would hardly recognize this as the blog of a book-lover. Other than my participation in Barrie Summy’s Book Review Club, I’ve hardly had a word to say recently on books. Let me tell you why that is…I haven’t been reading!! I haven’t been reading, and I am feeling the loss. For the past two or three weeks, the only reading I am getting in is while I’m eating my breakfast or lunch alone. Once the last bite has been chewed up, it’s back to work. And it’s just going to stay busy all the way till Christmas. But I thought I would tell you about the books that have been read in little snippets as time presents itself.

I did just finish Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange. Quite honestly I’ve had enough of vampires for right now, but I was intrigued–I couldn’t resist picking it up. And while it was certainly an entertaining, well-written book, it was, I think, a little slow. I don’t want to post any spoilers, but let me just say that it was some time before Elizabeth found out about Darcy’s secret, and in the interim, it was just life, if not normal, then at least not overly abnormal. Read between the lines if you can…

Now I have moved on and am allowing myself to switch back and forth between my meat-and-potatoes book and my dessert book (classification style courtesy of Ms. Summy). My M&P book is The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, which we’ve had for a while now and I’m just now getting to, and my dessert book is Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison. I’m just starting both of them, and yesterday was a serious-minded lunch, complemented by The Lost Symbol, so today I chose Angus and spent the entire meal laughing out loud. Seriously, that book is hilarious. I’d had my eye on it for a while (who wouldn’t with that title?), but after the Dec. Book Review Club posts, Angus having been reviewed by Barrie herself, I decided I needed to read it. Dan Brown is just going to have to wait, because I plan on lunch dates with Angus for the forseeable future.

What’s everyone else reading?

Posted in books, haircut on 12/16/2009 07:06 pm


  1. I just finished "The Stupidest Angel" by Christopher Moore. I've been saving it for about six months in hopes that it would inspire more holiday reading but now I just want to read more Christopher Moore.

  2. David Cranmer

    Yes, I can do without vampires for awhile myself.

    I'm reading plenty of submissions for my ezine and the print anthology we are working on. And the most recent copy of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

  3. Um, well, I'm actually reading a vampire story at the moment. Kerrelyn Sparks' The Undead Next Door. Will probably finish it up today and not sure what will follow it yet (but have to decide before I leave this morning).

    Happy reading! :)

  4. Keri Mikulski

    I'm reading my ms over and over again.. Then, I'm tackling Jessica Brody's LOVE UNDER COVER. :)

  5. I know how you feel.
    I have hardly read a word for weeks.
    I always seem to have something else that needs to come first.

  6. You Are My Fave

    I just read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. If I tried to describe the plot you would be like, "What the?! That's a good book?" But trust me, it will suck you in and you will fall in love.

  7. Angie and Brian

    So, have you finished Angus? ANd, can I borrow it? Make sure you put your name in it! ;-0)

  8. Angie and Brian

    Oh, I just finished The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan. I'm really enjoying this series and my son absolutely loves that I'm reading his books!

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