I’m a Lucky Wife
My husband, who recently decided to make his first trip to my blog, has lifted my prohibition on buying books. I am giggling as I read that back. It sounds like I’m 15 and grounded by my parents!
Allow me to rephrase. We recently purchased our first home. As I’m sure any of you who have bought a home know, this means we are now broker than broke.
We both needed to help reduce expenses. I was banned from buying books. He was banned from buying tools. We both gave up Starbucks and eating out other than our weekly pizza night with the kids.
It’s worked pretty well. We’ve made it several months now. I don’t know if it was guilt from telling me my blog name sucked yesterday, or if he was just feeling nice, but he came home with presents for me today!
I have found ways of buying books. Such as my craigslist find of about 20 books for $20. I have been trying to explain that I can’t buy certain books that I need to have. He didn’t understand the importance of challenges!!!
He came home today with; The Vampire Diaries book one and two collection by L. J. Smith, Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange, and Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Oh and a book about puppies for our youngest daughter (the big one just got a whole bunch of new books from her book order). Although Catch-22 was technically for him, I will be reading it again too. I read it so long ago I don’t remember any of it, or even if I finished it.
I put aside my copy of Scott Westerfield’s Uglies which isn’t a bad book by any means. I just wanted to read The Vampire Diaries more…at least before the next episode on Thursday. Uglies will be waiting for me when I am done.
Elena, Stefan, and Damon are a part of a love triangle with a bit of a twist…Stefan and Damon are not only brothers, they are vampires, who are over 100 years old.
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre~ I am reading this book as part of the Everything Austen Challenge at Stephanie’s Written Word. I have completed 5/12 with two movies as “extra credit”. Unfortunately only one of those 5 is a book, so I am SOOOO glad to get another book in there!!
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre starts where Pride and Prejudiceleft off. From the excerpts I’ve read at Amanda Grange’s blog, we get a glimpse into why Mr. Darcy is so…well…umm….Mr. Darcy! I’m excited to read this one.
Catch 22~ An ultimate classic. As I said before, I don’t remember this book, only that I had to read it. Unfortunately, that seems to have been the case with many books I was required to read in high school. I read them because I had to. Retained what I needed to. Wrote my paper or took my test and then it all went ~whoosh~ out of my brain.
I am also looking forward to reading this book when my husband is done. Maybe I can talk him into doing a joint blog about it?!?! Hmmmmm….I don’t see pigs flying outside my window right now…we will see.
YAY BOOKS! OH!!!! I almost forgot. Over at J. Kaye’s Book Blog, I was one of her lucky winners in her weekly Top Commenter Giveaways. She will post the giveaway at a random time once a week and as a way of rewarding her top commenters, the first one or two (usually) to post will get their pick of the books off of her TBR shelf. When she is ready, she will give the book her standard 25 pages to either hook her or not, if it makes it past 25 pages she will read it and post a review then pass the book along. If it doesn’t make the 25 page deadline, she passes it on then. I was lucky enough to snatch a copy of Heart Mateby Robin D. Owens, from her TBR shelf. I don’t know a lot about this book, so I am going off of Amazon’s description, which says nothing…so I am quoting a review from Sam in Wyoming:
HeartMate won two PEARLS from the Writerspace Paranormal Romance Readers Group: one for Best Fantasy/Magical Book of 2001 and one for Best New Author of 2001, plus an Honorable Mention for Best Futuristic of 2001. Add these to the four stars that Romantic Times Magazine gave to HeartMate and this gets a five star rating for a wonderful new magical world of romance.
Rand T’Ash and Danith Mallow are two strong-willed individuals who are each struggling with their own unique magical/Psi abilities and all the ups and downs associated with being from two different social classes. Rand can’t quite understand why Danith doesn’t readily accept the love which fate has predestined for them. He must learn the hard way that love from the heart is stronger than any bond fate or magic might provide.
Nothing comes easy for the inhabitants of Celta, a trend which lends itself to more tales from this fantasy world where not everyone is capable of magic but where everyone is vulnerable to the power of love. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
I’m excited to read all of my new books!!!!