Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jimmy Buffett @ the drive in

June 19th something truly fun is happening!

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are playing live at the Coyote Drive In in Fort Worth, TX.

Who cares - I don't live in Texas - right?


Check it out - it's coming to the one I just took my grandkids to (Rio 2 was funny) in Calvert City, KY.

Do you ever go to the drive in?

Maybe it will be at yours, too.

There's an article about it here.

Meanwhile - here's this: (just ignore the very short ad at the beginning - they all had it)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mama was right...

Found this quote on pinterest but it wasn't attributed to anyone:

"A good book whore goes to bed with a different book every night."

(My mother was right - I am a whore!)

This one is from Richard Needham:

"For a well-rounded education, you could try curling up with good books and bad librarians."

(Oh those naughty librarians - do they come in male form? hehehe a little ping just went off in my head - maybe I need to write a hero who is a naughty male librarian.)

Natalie Goldberg said"

"If you read good books, when you write, good books should come out of you."

(If that's true, there should be a shelf somewhere filled with good books I've written. Of course, I have to actually put down a book and write first.)

Speaking of good books - just read the first two books in Natasha Anders 'The Unwanted Series'.
Book 1 - The Unwanted Wife
Book 2 - A Husband's Regret
Book 3 - His Unlikely Lover due out 6/17/14

So did you read the rest of my post or are you still picturing the naughty male librarian?

Monday, May 5, 2014

Let's talk about books - baby ...

Melissa Bourbon Ramirez is the author of the Magical Dressmaking cozy mystery series. I read the most recent book, # 5 in the series, A Killing Notion.

The series is still good. The characters and their relationships are still fresh. The romance still draws me in and is sweet without all the mechanisms that are so often employed. The basic mystery is compelling and not a rerun of the other mysteries.

I really enjoyed it.

I've talked about this series here and here.

So far the books in order are:
Pleating For Mercy
A Fitting End
Deadly Patterns
A Custom-Fit Crime
A Killing Notion

Looking forward to the next one.

Kristen Ashley never disappoints me. I read her most recent book, the start of her new Magdalene series, The Will. It's different from her other stuff and yet I loved it just as much.

The main male character is a thrice divorced boxer with 3 kids who lives in the town of Magdalene by the sea. The main female character starts out as a cold, (thought lovable even from the start) classy member of the fashion industry. Their romance sizzles and definitely engaged me.

I've talked about Kristen's work more times than I can list. Here and here are a couple of places.

I follow Kristen like the fangirl I am so you will continue to hear about her work.

Watchall been readin?