Saturday, April 17, 2010
I'd Have Nothing to Say if I Didn't Complain
My reading has been at a near standstill for about 3 weeks, which the review boss will hate. ALTHOUGH -- I am about to finish up a Sara Lindsey book, PROMISE ME TONIGHT. I'll have to hash out a review for it later this weekend, but my biggest problem with it was the heroine. She's a bit too manipulative in the beginning for me, but does mature at a rapid pace when she's forced to. It's a well-written book, but I find myself wanting to read her parents' story who, by all appearances, are still madly in love after a lengthy marriage and a handful of kids. However, I'm thinking this is a debut book for the author.
Only two nights ago, I finished up SMASH CUT by Sandra Brown, who usually never fails me for a good suspenseful read. One thing I'm at odds with is when a senseless act perpetrated by the villain is just haphazardly thrown in for "wow" factor. In this case, it was the killing of a dog. I may not be a card-carrying member of the SPCA, but I'm a dog owner/fan and this just really bothered me. I know that there are viler acts, unspeakable even, that have been mentioned or described in some of the books I've read, but I always see red when it involves animals. To me, it just jarred me right from the story and I couldn't get through it quickly enough just to see that the baddie gets his just desserts. For me, he didn't suffer enough...
John and I are in the beginning stages of addressing and setting up the invitations. Since they're going to be hand-lettered (John's got mega-talent at classy handwriting) and more involved than typical invites, we're starting early and should be getting them in the mail within a month. We're at less than 7 months and counting until The Big Day! Yesterday we nailed down a location for the ceremony and now it's only a bunch of crossing of fingers that it doesn't rain since it will be a late afternoon outdoor shindig.
So, what else have I missed across the Blog World? It seems quiet these days.