Saturday, March 03, 2007

I've been gone awhile... was like a little vacation. Except it wasn't.
I've been sick. Head cold sick. Stuffy, achy, hot/cold shivery, coughy, sneezy sick. Poor Sweetness (aka youngest son) had to endure days on end of television while Mommy lay barely conscious on the couch.
I feel better now. Thanks for caring ;D

The only redeeming thing about not being able to sleep because your sinuses are in full impact implosion mode is the ability to get caught up on lots of reading. I put away two novels since Wednesday ~ Men in Kilts by Katie MacAlister (recommended by Amy) and Lover Awakened by JR Ward.

Now lets go back to a little post from a last week, where I eschewed anything vampirish, then had to eat my words after reading Lover Eternal. Well, I'm still munching!
JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series is my guilty pleasure. I shouldn't like them ~ as I said before ~ they're loaded with hokey dialogue, pop culture references which really date the series - I mean, 'The Swan' went off the air years ago, didn't it? - testosterone dripping uber-alpha males in black leather trenchcoats with ridiculous names like Tohrment, Rhage, Vishous and Phury. And have I mentioned their penchant for designer duds? When's the last time any man YOU know complimented another man on his Dolce & Gabbana suit? (please, don't answer that...)
There's also a squicky underlying tone of homoerotica...
Somehow, this author makes it work. Really work. Works so well that when the 4th book in the series, Lover Revealed, hits the shelves on Tuesday, March 6th, this little lady will be in line at Chapters. And that's just creeping me out a little sumpin. "You feel me, my brother?"

Men in Kilts, meanwhile, was a very funny, light-hearted read. The perfect book to bring me back to reality. It takes place in Scotland (no, really?) and having been there myself, I could picture the sheep dotting the country-side ... and maybe the yummy Scottish men in kilts, just a wee bit. And maybe I had Gerard Butler's voice in my head. Just odd times, usually between 3am - 11pm.
Oh bluidy hell, Amy! See what you've started...

50 Book Challenge Scorecard: 14 Books Down, 36 To Go... Whoop!

I have much blogging to catch up on... but this is it for tonight. Tomorrow I shall tackle the topics "Did I really write that?" and "Watch out Nation, here I come!"


Christine said...

I'm so going to buy those JR Ward books today. I'm going to be right near Chapters too...

And I'm glad you are back and are feeling better. Maybe the blog world will be back to normal this week. :)

Amy Ruttan said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, sinus colds suck big time. I hate them, and always fall victim to them.

I'm glad you enjoyed Men In Kilts, its a fun light read, and I find I can be just a kooky as Kathy, especially falling down a hill and getting run over by sheep! :)

I'm in the midst of The Rest Falls Away and Surviving Demon Island. I should be able to finish them off tomorrow as I'll be stuck in Jury Duty. ACK!

Wylie Kinson said...

Christine -- I'm anxious to hear your opinion of the JR Ward series. I haven't read the first book, so let me know if it's worth going back for it.

Wylie Kinson said...

Amy -- bring your book to court! I understand that jury duty involves long breaks and long waits, allowing plenty of opportunity to bury your head in a book! (not while hearing the case, of course :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Wylie! I'm so glad you're feeling better -- shivery, achy, sicky sinus stuff is just awful.

You're doing great on the Fifty Book Challenge! And yes, getting to read a whole, whole lot is about the only positive thing there is to being sick.

Candy Minx said...

Hi Wylie,

I hope you are feeling better as you read this and I also wanted to thank you so much for visiting my blog last week and leaving such an incredible comment. Thank you!

My father died last Monday and I've been out of it, not online or TT or your comment and visit meant a lot to me today as I started to return to noraml kinds of behaviour. I look forward to following your blog and getting to know you. I see some familiar faces here with Christine and Amy...and I'm sure we'll see each other around


Wylie Kinson said...

Candy -- I'm so sorry for your loss. Hope you're able to find peace.