Yearly Archives: 2011


30 Days of Books, Day 18- A book that disappointed you

30 Days of Books, Day 18- A book that disappointed you

I skipped yesterday. The ‘favorites’ thing was getting to me. I didn’t have a favorite quote… at least not one that I could wake up from my nap to remember… So we’re on to day 18! Day 18 – A book that disappointed you I am a huge Grisham fan, have read everything he’s written in the legal thriller genre, but I did not like this book. There were several that grew on me about halfway through. This one just never got me. The moment I read about  ‘the drug’ and ‘the big case that could win us millions’, it immediately reminded me of King of Torts, which I enjoyed, but […]



30 Days of Books – Day 16- Fave Female Character

30 Days of Books – Day 16- Fave Female Character

Day 16 – Favorite female character Look at me, posting in my blog every day this week! Anyway, ya’ll knew this was coming, right? “I must confess that I think her as delightful a character as ever appeared in print, and how I shall be able to tolerate those who do not like her at least, I do not know”.  – Jane Austen Even if Darcy wasn’t my favorite male character, Elizabeth Bennet has been my favorite female character forever. I love her biting wit, high intelligence, and unmatched strength. I love her sharp tongue (I’ve always admired a woman who can cut a person down without being vulgar. I call it the Julia […]



30 Days of Books – Day 15: Fave Male Character

30 Days of Books – Day 15: Fave Male Character

Day 15 – Favorite male character I think this one will be kind of obvious… and tomorrow, too. He’s the first character that comes to mind when I think of one I love dearly. Fitzwilliam Darcy is the male protagonist in Jane Austen’s classic “Pride and Prejudice”.  I saw the BBC Mini Series before I ever read the novel, so Darcy will forever and always be Colin Firth. Speak nothing of that horrific remake with the most uncharismatic Darcy ever. It’s BBC all the way, baby. I believe what I love about Darcy is that he is the quintessential strong silent type. He is the ultimate gentleman, no matter how […]



30 Days of Books- Day 14: Fave book by fave author

30 Days of Books- Day 14: Fave book by fave author

GAH  I AM HAVING THE SHAKES. Asking me to pick a favorite is something like cruel and unusual punishment. I swear, I don’t have a favorite! SIGH. Well. I’ll go with an author that I’ve read A LOT of, and that would be Mr John Grisham. My favorite book from his repertoire would have to be The Broker. From GoodReads: In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving […]



30 Days of Books – Day 13: Favorite Writer

30 Days of Books – Day 13: Favorite Writer

Day 13 – Your favorite writer I don’t know. Is that a copout? I could be pretentious here and say Jane Austen, but she’s not really my favorite, LOL. There are a few authors out there that I love and I read nearly everything they publish: John Grisham, Jon Lescroart, Gillian Flynn, and back in the day, I loved LaVyrle Spencer. A favorite writer, though? I’m not really sure I have one. I’ve certainly put down a Grisham if I didn’t like it, skipped a Lescroart if the synopsis doesn’t look like something I want to dive into. I’m more turned on by a story, and even if the author is an […]



Snip! It’s Sunday! 11/20

I haven’t done this for awhile, but since I am writing a new story over at the archive, I decided to post a snippet for today. The new story is called Schizophrenic. It uncurls a tale of interruption of the idyllic life of a former popstar who still has one ultra devoted fan. Not only is she obsessive, but she is mentally ill and believes that the pop star is talking to her through his music. This scene is from Chapter 1. My main characters have just returned from their anniversary dinner to find something not quite right about the house. They’re in the car, waiting for the police to […]



30 Days of Books – Day 12: A Book I used to love

30 Days of Books – Day 12: A Book I used to love

Day 12: A Book you used to love but don’t anymore. Today’s topic was HARD! Mostly because my answer isn’t so much a book as it is an author. I know Jodi Picoult has a legion of fans, and it’s not that I  think she’s a terrible writer. It’s just that I don’t read her books anymore. I blew through three of her novels lightning fast. I’m a quick read when I want to be, but I devoured these  and loved them like a fat kid loves cake (TM 50Cent). After awhile though, I started to realize that a child dies in every book. And lately her books take a […]




30 Days of Books Day 10 and Yes I am alive!

30 Days of Books Day 10 and Yes I am alive!

So I was over on my Tumblr doing this meme and then I was like…..why am I not posting these on my blog, you know, the internet space I am paying for? And so then I smacked myself like I coulda had a V8. So anyway, I am going to start with Day 10 here. Days 1-9 can be found on my Tumblr as well as the rest of the days going forward so you can follow wherever you please! Day 10- Favorite Classic book.  I was going to go with Pride and Prejudice because I do so love Ms. Jane Austen, but I decided to go with my fave book […]



Just this side of normal…

Just this side of normal…

Well. I can breathe and there is no longer a fear of imminent death or otherwise dramatic conclusion, so I guess I am doing better. Still a bit coughy and sinusy but I feel more like it’s clearing out. If there was any more visible sign that I feel better, it’s that my mind has been allowing me to think about writing again. I’m still cloudy and there are pieces and snips, but at least they’re there. I don’t think I am doing NaNo this year, mostly because I don’t have a viable idea and because I don’t really need the pressure. I did sign up for our annual holiday […]