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31 January 2008 @ 05:17 pm
Trashy Mysteries and Sneaky Children  
New Supernatural! Like you didn't already know that. But still! \o/

What I'm Reading: after yesterday's post, you all know I'm not reading the book with the unfortunate werejaguar appearance (groan). That was supposed to be my next gym book! Gym books have to be paperbacks (for one-handed reading), which is a tad limiting. I'm finishing Patricia Cornwell's At Risk (mystery), which I like the style of very much— it goes into various character POVs, revealing things along the way about the other characters. I used to really like her Kay Scarpetta series, until the MarySue genius lesbian niece started taking over. There's another series about a female officer and police chief, but those never struck a chord with me. At home, I'm reading The End— the last in The Series Of Unfortunate Events. *is so not ready for that to be over* I've got a pile of future books by the bed, but I try not to read sexy stuff (Supernatural Slash Anthology), weepy stuff (My Sister's Keeper) or funny stuff (I Am America, And So Can You) right before sleeping. I need some new trashy mysteries. :0

Christopher was out sick yesterday while I worked at home, and he mentioned that one of his homework assignments was nature observation. I said he could do that in the yard— we had lots of plants and bugs out there.
Christopher: "Yeah, but I'd have to get dressed and put my shoes on and brush my hair."
Me: "I don't think your hair really needs brushing for that."
Christopher: "I could just duck down low where people can't see me."

About ten minutes later, a flash of red went by the window and I realized he was sneaking around outside with shoes on over his footie jammies— which was not what I'd agreed to! *forehead slap*

Is it love? As I left the gym today, the automatic towel dispenser tried to flirt with me by offering me a towel when I went past it. ;)


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eponin10 on February 1st, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
Do you read urban fantasy? I could recommend some good novels, if you do. Ones that are paperback. *g*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 1st, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what urban fantasy is! I don't really read thrillers, I do like mysteries, I sometimes like what most people think of as "women's fiction," depending (Anne Tyler yes, Bridges Of Madison County no).

Recommend! I'll try one out and see!

The paperback thing is no joke. I once waded through a GQ magazine at the gym, hand cramping by the minute, working my way toward the Barack Obama interview. Which, when I found it, was in micro-font. Augh!!! I am old, and the elliptical trainer is too bouncy for that.
eponin10 on February 1st, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Hmm.. urban fantasy is generally magic/paranormal, etc., but set in the modern day world.

Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series is fabulous.
Moon Called, Blood Bound, and Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs.

Vicki Pettersson's series.

You'd love Rob Thurman's series: "Nightlife", "Moonshine", and the third "Madhouse" is due out at the end of Feb. The characters remind me a lot of Sam & Dean.

Also, if you haven't read Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb, her series is fabulous.

I'm sure I have more authors to suggest, but as I'm at work, I can't go stare at the bookshelves. *g*
she said mysteriously: companionresounding_echo on February 1st, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
Your stories about your boy make me want to send him toys and treats in the mail. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: weechestershalfshellvenus on February 1st, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
He has his aggravating moments, but he is just a huge source of random and bizarre entertainment. Most of the time I don't even see this stuff coming. :D