1. A variation of the bear hug: a) a stiff embrace performed by New Englanders whose inbred Puritanism makes physical affection awkward. b) a clingy, pincer like hug involving one or both legs that smacks of desperation.
-verb 2. To crush the things I love into a liquid the consistency of unicorn's blood so that I can absorb their essence.
Things that I lobster hug: books, movies, tv, food, knitting, Zelda, feminists, pro-choicers, progressives.
"The point is that certain authors and certain perspectives are excluded before a conversation can even begin."
So. Much. Truth.(via thebattleofwits)
Because this whole thing started as a book blog ostensibly.
If you are not reading Scott Lynch’s Gentlemen Bastard series you are seriously missing out. Just started book 3, The Republic of Thieves. My heart is already in my throat.
Lucy Woodhull (aka missworded) writes the most delightful art heist caper romantic comedies that are just the thing to counteract the SADs. Get your dimple fix!
My Outlander series re-read is on hold for the moment since I want to finish the series as close to the release of the next book as possible. I figure if I start back up in March, I’ll be done by June.
I have not read any Indiespensable books yet. But the year is still young!
I would throw this book in the trash if it wasn’t an ebook. I’m going to finish it and delete it from my kindle with a comparable amount of rage.
I’m currently reading Red Seas Under Red Skies, the second book in Scott Lynch’s Gentlemen Bastards series, and last night I had a vivid dream about pirates and pegging.
I just ruthlessly removed a bunch of books from my to-read list. Basically anything adapted into a movie that I saw or well-known work I am not planning to read soon got the axe.
I still have 395 books on there but now it is (mostly) actual books I want to remember to read at some point.
I mean, seriously, did I really think I was going to read Eros the Bittersweet? I blame that on the L Word.
Tagged by parentheticalaside.
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!
So many of my friends on here have already done this and I can’t remember who hasn’t. So if you haven’t been tagged, consider this your open invitation.
I’ve been too sick to properly mark the new year. All I’ve done is set up my 2014 Goodreads challenge. I’m low balling it a 50 books since I have to reread the Outlander series in advance of the new book and I’ve resolved to finally read all those Indiespensable books that have been piling up.
I wrote a comment the other day about not being into Alphas in romance novels. That was a lie.
I can’t remember how I found Lori Foster, probably a Goodreads rec, but I have since read twelve of her books and will continue to devour her considerable backlist.
Lady is fucking prolific. Those twelve books barely scratch the surface of what she has put out.
Her books follow the same general premise: Alpha meets a special lady. There is trouble and/or danger. Together they overcome it and fall in love. And yet each book is decidedly entertaining and unique.
She writers great heroines who are partners to the alpha men. Some of them take charge and don’t want to be left behind. Some of them are scared and learn to be brave in difficult situations. And the men. Each one is taller and more muscular than the last. They call women “females” but other than that tend to be pretty good guys who respect women and have genuine concern for the safety of others.
And of course there is the sex. Intense, erotic and each couple has their own style. It’s worked into the story as a natural progression of the couple’s relationship so it’s not just page after page of banging.
Series I’ve read:
Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor - These books are about men who have a very particular set of skills. With their connections, they battle human trafficking. A prequel short story can be found in “The Guy Next Door.”
Love Undercover - There is some overlap with the Edge of Honor series with these books. This one focuses on a ragtag group of cops and street savvy civilians combatting organized crime.
Buckhorn Brothers - Four brothers in a small town help some ladies down on their luck. The oldest brother’s son carries on the family tradition.