Tuesday, October 24, 2006

13 Little Blue Envelopes

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
I waited for this book for FOUR MONTHS on the library's request list, and I am happy to say that it was totally worth it. I read it last night straight through, and loved it. It would scare the heck out of me to travel alone through Europe, although I know that people do it all the time (like my baby sister). And I definitely love the idea of a discover-yourself-while-someone-else-reveals-themself journey.
I checked it out. 322 pgs.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Ladies with Options

Ladies with Options by Cynthia Hartwick was even better the second time when I re-read it for book group. Great characters, doing great things with their money, and making a difference while finding themselves. Plus there is a pink-haired lesbian, and doesn't that just make any novel a hundred times better?
I checked it out. 343 pages.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Lissa quilts...

OMG, look at this t-shirt quilt I made, using instructions from the internet and WAY too many yards of fusible interfacing and a whole lot of TV on DVD to keep me entertained. I took the best of my tshirts from high school and college and made a quilt that makes a statement. Yeah for crafts!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Motor Mouth

Well, I still don't like NASCAR, and Janet Evanovich delivers another dependably quick read. My biggest problem was that I kept confusing this story line with the one from the new Jennifer Crusie action-romance. The Motor Mouth heroine being a great mechanic is a nice touch, but she's not appreciably different enough from Stephanie Plum to really make it work for me. The bumbling antics and constant dead bodies made the story a little too jagged and not the caper adventure it was probably intended to be. My whining aside, I would probably read another one in this series.
I checked it out. 312 pages.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

vacation reads

Getting Warmer by Carol Snow
A woman lies to men in bars for fun, until she meets a great guy, who unfortunately thinks she works in a prison and that her mother is crazy. I love this author, and not just because she quoted me on her website! I reviewed it for freshfiction.com. 336 pgs.

Lucy Blue, Where are you? by Louise Harwood
Lucy meets a man on New Year's Day and has a fling, but when signs appear in the subway asking about her, she is intrigued and contacts the number listed to reconnect with the stranger.
I reviewed it for freshfiction.com. 304 pgs.

Everything Must Go by elizabeth flock
A man who never left his home town and kept working in a men's store there slowly watches things change around him.
363 pages.