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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another year...

Well, here I am...Cheap Girl #2 has STILL NOT APPEARED..so I am on my lonesome....
I have had a bday (9/28)..can not belieeeeve I am at the age where I looked at my Mother and thought,"Gawd! Could you be any more lame than right now???!"...

I have just finished ,"Let the Right one in". Movie has come out "Let me In"....scary , disturbing...sad and wonderfully written. Do Swedish authors ever write about chocolate and St. Lucia for crying out loud?? Between Girl with Dragon Tattoo and this...must be the dark...dark...days of Sweden that bring on the doom and gloom. Who knew?

Anyhow- has anyone read this? Love to hear what you think....Hope everyone is doing well...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Oh joy! More rain....and Hunger Games

Well, shockingly it is raining here in Washington....I went ahead and started the #10 Anita Blake book- as I was hoping it was better than #9. Well, Anita needs a 900 number in this one...it's so over the top...body part here- heavy breathing here...stupidity there. Oh of course ..Jean Claude in a silk robe with fur cuffed wrists...again..hot. Ah well- looking forward to finishing it up.

I have a great friend who is a manager at a bookstore. She tends to read alot of YAdult books. She got me on Hunger Games..anyone else read this?? Fantastic!!! I just got the 3rd one- is it worthy of reading??? Do tell.. ..

I found Hunger Games fairly adult..it reminded me of Stephen King when he used a penname and wrote,"Running Man"- (fyi- nothing like that dumbass movie with Ca. Govener, wth???). End of time, blah,blah- there are districts and everyone is sufferring.  The richjust keep getting  richer. There is a gameshow in which kids - under 18 I believe- compete in a man controlled arena till the death. Author is Suzanne Collins. Could not put it down. If you have read it- love to hear what you think of it.

Also post books you have enjoyed- especially the one's by new writer..self promotion is welcomed here so don't be shy. 

Hopefully Cheap Girl #2 will be joining us soon..until then- 4 days till friday! :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Freedom- Oprah AKA God

So apparently God herself is foaming at the mouth over the new book ,"freedom". Well, I have read the Corrections, by author I can't remember,  Wasn't bad..however I don't remember anything memorable....so has anyone read this ? Hello! 12 books on My Precious (fyi- only Cheap Girl #2 knows this is my pet name for my Kindle- we are bonding now bloggers!!)

Well, I ran a 5K this morn for my kid's middle school- now look, I know I whine about this godforsaken weather..I dressed somewhat warmly to only have the blazing sun decide to make a hotter than hell appearance...First 2 miles sprinting like the graceful Gazelle I am (in my mind only....frankly, stay out of my mind thankyou very much). Only for the next 1.5 miles to be blazing hot...headache set in...and somehow during the speedy first 2 miles...I did not notice I was running downhill. Well I certianly noticed I was running back uphill! God the torture!

So I hear the gym teacher (on mic- TACKY) announcing every child and adults time with a nickname. I hadn't heard many adults so I was quite happy...however, I broke into near panic as I saw him grab the mic...all I could get out was, "if you say here comes the old broad- I will deck you". Needless to say- he just said the time, in which that is my business so don't ask and left it at that.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Gaawwdd..this weather!- JA Konrath

Rainy...lousy..Washington weather...When the days were sunnier and I seemed..ummm kinder- I read all the J.A. Konrath books I could get my sunburnt hands on. Seriously folks, this guy is incredible.

He writes about a Detective whose name is Jaqueline Daniels (aka Jack Daniels)..I want to be her when I grow up (which is about 10 years away from her age...but it will come quick). She is tough, vunerable and doesn't screw every eligible bachelor around. There are some gruesome parts that I even whistled a, "whooa Nellie"...there is humor and yes, with every damn single lady book there is a psycho cat. There is not a dull moment in this series..I keep waiting for one to fall flat..hasn't happened. I must say- I read the 1st two and thought,"this gal knows what she speaks of"..only to finally look up J.A. and see he is a man...a man who is writing from a narrative of a 40+ woman.. I read he contributes help from his wife...the woman is a St..I believe he has 3 kids (as do I). Check out his website. He keeps his prices low....there is a reason for this . I believe he was trying to prove you don't need to charge expensive publishing prices to sell your books...I think...who cares- these books are fantastic.!!!!!!!!!!!!

So go to Amazon (free plug- give me a gift card already for Christsakes!) and read, "Whiskey Sour"..if you like mystery and a little humor this is your line of books. If you don't like it..I will let you choke Lisa's (cheap girl #2) stupid little dog Lucifer (I mean Dexter).
Lucifer himself- he stayed with us for a week...I am still shaking in terror..

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Heelllloooo...Anita Blake

So Cheap Girl 2 and I have taken quite a break. It is time to get back to reviewing (ummm) did we ever start? Anyhow, sadly, I must report Lindsey's Kindle 1 took a nose dive...a week before warranty ran out (thank GOD)..so Amazon shipped a brand new Kindle 2. Now, I did manage to lose most of my samples..but I am digging up new one's.

So with all the soccer tourn I had to endure- I read useless, OMG don't let me get caught with this crap, books. So to begin with, I feel Lisa (AKA Chp girl 2) should help me in reviewing Anita Blake's vampire saga's.

Well! Definetly a step up from Eddie and fuzzy Jacob (gawwwd, I can barely tolerate the movie's with my kids!). There is much more gore, violence, sarcasm and yes, sex. These are ,"we wanna bite and kill you, and we won't leave a scab because we are ripping your throats out" vampires. Pretty entertianing..tends to be dry in some area's....tends to be very descriptive in the sex scenes..not that I have nothing against that but get on with it already.

Here is my confusion. Now, Jean Claude is THE Vampire . Women (and some men) want this guy...cat and mouse game are played between Anita (vampire slayer/zombie raiser)..Here is the description. He is tall, dark and handsome..he has long lovely locks, tight pants with thigh high boots, ,"mother of pearl" buttons on his silk ruffly shirt..can we channel in Seinfeld's puffy shirt????

I just don't get it..Anita is tough, strong, sad, funny and how the hell she doesn' notice that this guy is wearing the same type of clothing since 1700's I don't know. There is a description of her going into a restaurant and seeing His Highness, "white silk shirt, M O pearl buttons on his HIGH collar and cufflings"...Jesus help me I believe the adjective, "billowing" was used. Lisa and I have spent many a nights drinking cheap wine and HOWLING over this...just cracks us up. There is a werewolf who is brooding, big , dark and frankly manly..anyone see a trend? Vampire's = Metro sexuals...Werewolves= Dirty Manly Men - aka Alicide (Trueblood)....sigh....wait! Back to the book. Anyhow, discussions are welcome.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Again...monday

Hello All!


Another Monday has come and has almost gone...thank God. This weekend was spent at another Cherub's soccer tourn. Semi finals....then home..
I read ,"Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". I didn't want to like it as I even burn out on hype..I loved it.
To those who have been living under a rock, this book has been #`1 for what seems to be eternity. Now- the first 50 pages may make some go,"WTH????". Stick with it- there is a point. When things start rolling, they really take off. Now- there is a movie out. Friend of mine , from Sweden no doubt, who frankly loves anything that has the word , "Swedish" in it saw the film. She did say it followed the book- horrid scenes at all. My little Book Worshipers....Mother Cheap Girl is terrified of terrorizing scenes. Yes- I know it is all a movie and blah, blah, blah...yet I could barely read the scenes in the book. So descriptive and terrifying..anyhow , would love someone to give a opinion.
Cheap Girl 2 is childless this week- so she is dragging poor me to .....Eclipse...there, I have said it aloud. Honestly people, Twilight is nothing to me. I am a closet True Blood fan. However, after much discussion and the fact I will have fabulous company, I am going....to a Cinnebare theatre...where I can drink the pain away.  For those who have not experienced a Cinnebare theatre let me open your eyes......NO ONE UNDER 21 IS ALLOWED!!! You even order dinner and wine....wine...wine...glittery vampires..(HAHAHAHA) and more wine.
So my Book Angels...what is worse...sitting in a regular theatre with Jr. High girls or sitting in a Cinnebare with....35+ women..who are secretly wishing Eddie would mope and grope about...or that they could pet poor Jakie??

Monday, June 21, 2010

ick....monday

Monday- we are through...I am dumping you quicker than a preteen would dump Edward or that fuzzy fellow Jacob...I have moved on and so should you..you suck and you bring crappy weather.

Well, I am back from child's soccer tourn. I know this backdrop is dreary but so is stupid Washington...this people...is the 1st day of summer and this is what it looks like around here.
I am half way through Girl with Dragon Tattoo (started it before blog) . It is intriguing. Anyone read this yet?

Cheap Girl #2 is reading Thin BLood ...one of the lower priced books from Amazon. Do I have that name right??? Anyways, we have had one book mentioned (John, I am downloading sample as we speak) . If your visiting for 1st time welcome and bring more people into our Cult...I mean group....blog?

Also- this new upgrade from Kindle..has anyone figured out how to do the whole Fbook thing on it?? 

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday!!!!!

TGIF!!!! I think....I am heading out to the wild , untamed country this weekend...oh alright, a kid's soccer tourn...with children and ....Hilda the German Shepard. I am armed with Kindle ready to read and hide from any other parents who may annoy me....or children...or dogs.....please feel free to post your selections on the blog, such as John did. The more the merrier. Spread the word and post our site where you think people may want to join in.

                         People at my job vary from 21- 50+...oh sweet Lord...if I have to listen to ,"Twilight, Twilight, Twilight"..I may end it all...minus the glitter. I am not knocking it. I have two kids in preteen years...girls...so I am SUBMERGED in it. However, a fellow co-worker go Cheap Girl #2 and I into the Charlaine Harris books...that's right ...SOOKIE books. First of all.....I am a closet trash book reader. 90% of what I read , I can read in public without shame...however...the ole Sookie books are way to much fun...plus they make Twilight look like a show on Disney. Now, the gals at work state they like the ,"innocence" and apparently the glitter of Twilight...then others love the gore,sex and nonsense (plus the show) of Sookie. I have watched the show....fun..although my husband has Bill down to a science...which cracks me up more than anything..well, it's now damn annoying. I digress, the point if anyone else has read both, give us your thoughts between the two.

                     Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

News for today

As I patiently wait for Cheap Girl #2 to get signed on (highly embarrassing considering I am the only one on this thing Lisa!!)...looking for books that everyone would like us to review. Go to Amazon..look at the free books...place what you think we should read..We will give a honest review and others are welcome to join.

I have to admit..if they are of the MUSHY level I will try to weather through it...if I can contain  the giggling and snickering......Anyhow, gives us what you would like us to read and we will get going.

As soon as Cheap Girl#2 figures out how to get on this thing we will hopefully begin our one sided..completely opinionated reviews of a couple of popular books.......until then!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

books

Alrighty future Kindle Gods....what cheap book would you like to see Cheap Girl #2 and I review...ideas are welcome...even one's with embarrassing covers...

Kindle update 2.5.2

Miss Lisa...AKA Cheap Girl #2...shall we share our utter frustration over this nonsense?? So I call Amazon and lo and behold...they tell me all this upgrading is a ,"work in progress".  Oh pleeeaese...I felt like a child waiting for Santa,,who was never going to show up. Finally- I went to Amazon.com and went to ,"Manage my Kindle" and there was a option to ,"Upgrade manually". My little Kindle Posse...I beg of you to stop waiting the gift that may never come. Take care of it on your own...