This was apparently the week for my kids to say cute/funny things - this one was from my oldest daughter and just shows you how the 11 year old brain works. The 2 of us were driving home from the anniversary party on Friday which was held in Pasadena, which is about 45 minutes from home. It was about 10:45pm and we were getting on the freeway.
Oldest: Wow, there's a lot of people out people out and it's really late.
Me: Well, it's late for you but in this city there are a lot of people who don't even leave their houses to go out until 9 or 10 at night.
She thought about this for a moment
Oldest: I guess that makes sense since McDonald's is open all night. (which it's not)
I, of course, burst out laughing
Oldest: What? McFlurry's!!
Omg is that hilarious? I couldn't stop laughing it was too cute.
Before I get on to the books I've read let me announce the winner of the Highland Warrior book giveaway:
Congratulations! Please send your snail mail address to redneyrae at ca dot rr dot com and I'll get that out to you asap.
So my books for the week:
Highland Warrior by Monica McCarty was my first read. My uber mini review is below. This was my first read of this author and I really enjoyed it. The first part of the book was better in my opinion than the second...but still pretty darned good.
Next was The Diary of Cozette by Amanda McIntyre. Wow - really good book. There were a couple of aspects of the book that weren't really my thing but it was written so well that I enjoyed it anyway. You can read Barbara's review here and Amy's review here if you want more about the book.
Next I tried to read Casual Hex by Vicki Lewis Thompson and couldn't get past about 70 pages. Not that the book was bad it just wasn't my type of book. I think it was a little too chick-lit"y" for me - a little too cute for my tastes.
For my TBR book (that's what I'm calling the book that I read 1x per week from my tbr that's older than 3 months) this week I read Insatiable Desire by Rita Herron. This is the first book in her Demonborn series. While I liked the book there was something about it that didn't gel right for me. I'm not sure if I can explain it but it was just a feeling of my skin prickling while I read. Maybe it was the fact that the evil demon in the book was killing women by using their worst fear against them. If they had a fear of heights he'd push them off of a cliff. If they had a fear of suffocation he'd wrap them in cellophane from head to toe. IDK that I can put my finger on it but I'm not sure if I could sit through that again so I'm debating whether I want to read the rest of the series.
After that I read Bound and Determined by Shayla Black (writing as Shelley Bradley) for The Book Binge. I'll let you know when my review is posted.
I read a novella by Joanne Wylde called Catherine's Awakening next. About a widow and her brother-in-law coming together after his brother dies. about Catherine learning that she can trust a man and still maintain some independence. Pretty cute. Love cowboys.
Last but not least I read Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James and it was....you'll just have to wait and see. lol I'll post a review this week.
(And my pictures are wonked out and I can't seem to fix it - I really need to learn html! lol)