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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

You Gotta Believe Me / Book Fourteen Opening

I'd tell you about the gremlins who snuck in the house and tied me up, threw me in a closet and replaced me with a robotic clone. While the clone took care of my family, and I struggled in the dark to get free, they looted and pillaged my home, which kept me from blogging and putting up the video. But I'm not sure you'd believe me, even if it really did happen.

Here's how I got free, I struggled against the ties for a long time, then remembered that my husband keeps a Swiss army knife in the pocket of one of his jackets. I located the jacket, tore it from its hanger and groped behind my back through his pockets (ooh) and found it. I opened the knife, cutting myself in the process since I couldn't see what I was doing. Now bleeding, I slowly gnawed through the heavy ropes with the knife.

When it was finally done, my arms were tired and my hand was red with blood. I took the ties from my feet and removed the tape over my mouth. I took a few minutes to gather some strength and adrenaline and then emerged from the closet, my cape immediately flying open and I marched into the kitchen, picked up that fake me and threw her through a window and clear across the yard into the street, whereupon a passing truck smashed into her spreading nuts bolts and gutty wires everywhere. My children cheered, my husband kissed me and all was right with the world.

Now that that ordeal has been overcome, I can present to you the opening of the fourteenth book:

video

Leave a comment or I'm gonna send the gremlins your way!

Ok I won't really, but if you do leave a comment, no matter if you join the reading or not, your name is put in for a drawing. I will announce the drawing winner next Monday, June 1st, 8:00 pm Eastern Time. How's that for scheduling?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Let's Go Fly a Kite or in our Case: Open a Book!

Tomorrow guys, tomorrow. The sun'll come out. (sorry couldn't help myself). Ha.
Next book surprise opening is tomorrow. Leave a comment anytime up till next Wednesday and I'm having a drawing. Please tell other people to hop on over for the drawing too!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Savage Detectives Book Discussion of Sorts

Well now, here we are. I've had word that the last of those I knew who were attempting to read The Savage Detectives has opted out. This was a surprising disappointment I must say. I'm putting a discussion link up for this post just to be sure record shows why there is no discussion. Of course, you're welcome to come leave comments about what you did read of it and why it prompted you to put the book down permanently. Personally I just couldn't take the incessant descriptions of sex that were off color and degrading. I'm no prude. I don't mind sex in context of a story. But this was just overdone and gratuitous to say the least. In the 80 or so pages I ended up reading (so far, if I get all responsible and finish it for the sake of this project) I found no real plot, just a lot of sex.

Moving forward.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Confession

Is anyone out there reading The Savage Detectives? Or have in the past?

I can't stand this book. I'm only about 75 pages in and so far, it's a teenage boy's sex fantasy, on every page. Sex sex sex. Brutal sex. Degrading to women sex. Other sex. More sex. I was wondering if there is any other point to this book? Have I just not reached it yet? Can anyone give me some encouragement to keep going?

I'm having to force myself to read and I hate every minute of it. Now, if there is some redeeming quality to this book that I'm missing or haven't reached yet, I'd be willing to go on.

Help!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Children's Book Week

National Children's Book Week is close at hand. Beginning May 11 through the 17 there will be activities going on in many areas. Plus, kids can go to the Children's Choice Book Awards site and vote for their favorite books to win an award. What a great way to get kids involved in reading!

Hop on over and see what's going on in your area, and if you know any kids, encourage them to participate.