Tuesday, April 8, 2008

what I'm reading (today)

I finished Natural Born Charmer and also Kiss An Angel, both audio books, both by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I really do spend too much time with those earbuds in my ears, although to be fair, some of that was at the laundromat where there's not much else to do.

There's a post on the Amazon board right now about Why I can't be a romance novel heroine - and for me, I can't be a SEP heroine because I would have no qualms whatsoever about taking the hero's money and using it, and it just seems her heroines all seem to have this Honor thing about making their own money even though the heroes are rich as Croesus. I could be wrong about myself, though - I've never actually been offered a man's money, so maybe I would be stubborn about making my own. Today, however, I wish some Rich As Croesus man would come in and give me some money. I'm pretty sure I'd take it.

I do admire Kiss An Angel's heroine though, because she does that self-esteem thing, where she tackles a difficult project and completes it, which is truly character building. It made me want a project, but not shoveling elephant shit, thank you.

I got through some more pages of Ceremony in Death (JD Robb), and I do like it but not so much that I'm carrying it around, or that I will stay up late to finish it.

I've decided to start a Full Re-Listen to the Outlander series (Gabaldon), listening to books 1-3 before starting my first Listen to Book 4, Drums of Autumn. I'd been debating whether to just start Drums, or start over with Outlander. I think it will be more fun to have it all fresh in my head. I really had just recently gotten over my obsession with All Things Outlander - I can even go days without reading the forum - and I hope this doesn't reignite it, because it's so overpowering. On my last Re-Listen, I did manage to stop on book 3 and did not re-read books 4-6.

I'm listening to the opening of Outlander right now, on the ghost scene in 1945.

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