So a pretty interesting week here in Tracyland. Well, really more of an interesting weekend.
First there’s my oldest. You remember last week I told you that she had her first boyfriend? Yeah? Well, he broke up with her the next day. I know! Little shit. lol Nah, he was nice about it but said that he thought they should just be friends. Ok, I understand that because they have been really good friends, but really? He hardly even saw her on Monday after asking her out on Sunday night and he already wanted to break up? Well, she of course, cried and cried like the world was coming to an end *sigh* poor thing. But…the story continues…this past Saturday she went to a birthday party for 2 of her friends and lo and behold the boy (yes, the same boy!) asked her out again! She accepted and was thrilled! Now during the party my daughter was acting rash (I know, how odd for a 12 year old) and she tripped, fell and hit her head. She was unconscious for about a minute (she’s absolutely fine now) but the “boyfriend” called, identified himself by name and as my daughter’s boyfriend and told me what had happened. I went to pick her up and the boy introduced himself, shook my hand – he was just very nice. On Sunday, he broke up with her. What. The. Fuck? My poor daughter was even more distraught this time and I just hugged her and told her that it was going to be ok. I’m not sure she believed me. She wasn’t forthcoming as to his reasons this time but I told her that if he asks again – at any time – she is to treat him like drugs and JUST SAY NO! My poor baby. It’s hard being 12.
On a happy note, I got an early Christmas present – a new phone! It’s a very cool LG Optimus and it has a fun touch screen (which I’m still getting used to with my big Fred Flinstone fingers) and lots of apps and it’s a complete time suck! I love it. And since Kris finally
badgered talked me into joining twitter (and no, I have no effin clue what the hell I’m doing) and my phone is the only way I’ve been able to get on it - it’s great! My youngest also adores the phone since I downloaded the paper toss app – she played on that darned thing for nearly 2 hours last night. I kept saying – don’t you have anything better to do and she’d just giggle and say NO!
Now on to what I read this past week:
Kate Perry. This is book 3 in the Guardians of Destiny series. I really liked the hero in this book, Rick, who was just great. I’d read about him in the last book and he’d grabbed my attention then so it was good read about him and still like him! lol I read this one for The Book Binge and you can read my review here. 4 out of 5
Jill Shalvis. This is book one in her Lucky Harbor series and I really liked it. The story follows Maddie, a woman who has been beat down by life and literally beaten by her former fiancé but heads north to Washington from LA when she inherits a “resort” from her mother. There she meets her two estranged sisters as well as local carpenter, Jax. Jax wants Maddie from minute one but Maddie holds herself back and has to learn to trust. The book is about the romance with Jax as well as Maddie developing relationships with her sisters. I really liked this one a lot. I thought it was on it’s way to a 5 star read but it started getting a little too angsty for my liking. Still, a very good read. 4.25 out of 5
Lorraine Heath. This was about a wicked earl and his passions. Just kidding. Well, not really, it kind of was but it was more about a husband and wife finally falling in love after A) a big mis and B) three years of separation. You can read my review here. 4 out of 5
The Book Binge called Awakened by a Kiss by Lila Dipasqua. This book has 3 fairy tale adaptations that I really enjoyed. The stories were based on Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots and were set in 17th century France. There were all good stories. I’ll let you know when my review posts. 4 out of 5
Vivan Arend, Vivi Andrews and Moira Rogers was my next read. This book had 3 very different Christmas paranormal stories in it and all were pretty good. You can read my review here. I rated the stories all individually in my review here but overall I think I’d say it’s a 4 out of 5
Christine Ridgway, Katherine Hall Page, Judi McCoy & Joanne Pence. Yes, another anthology – I seemed to read a lot of them this week. This one was lent to me a year ago at Christmas and I never got to it so I figured it’s about time. There were four stories all Christmas related that each had a bit of a mystery in them. They were all cute but none of them knocked my socks off, unfortunately. 3.25 out of 5
My Book Binge reviews that have posted since last week: