Book Fever Friday and The Band Of Skulls

Fridays are now sacredly reserved for Book Talk….here anyway.

I’ve read/bought so many books this year (thanks to the most awesome little used bookstore EVER) that my house will soon need an extra room.  My own library.  A shrine, if you will.  So…I want to share those books and my thoughts of them on this blog.

When I began blogging, I had a nice little Book Review page….it was awesome.  Took lots of work.

 And then…I tried to edit it and it vanished because I have the technological skill of a monkey.

Just like that, it was gone. 

So…if you’ve read this blog from the get go, you may recognize some of my reviews, but I promise to add in new reviews as well.

Each Friday, I will close my eyes and pick a random book off my shelf and tell you about it!  DISCLAIMER:  I READ EVERYTHING.  I write romantic comedy/women’s fiction, but my shelves are lined with everything from Tolkien to Nora Roberts to Stephenie Meyer to Salinger to the dictionary to textbooks on the Human Genome Project.  I am not a book snob.  I have my preferences, but I like checking out a little of everything.  I am an eclectic soul, thus you never know what combination of reviews you will find.

Here goes….closing eyes…touching books…

And the winner is….

Ahhh…I love Jennifer Crusie.  If you prefer reading romantic humor and want to laugh out loud, she is a must-read author.  If you prefer books where people live, love and then die by some horrible disease or through some catastrophic natural disaster…these books will not satisfy you…look elsewhere.
For me…they do just fine.
The following is the product description found on Amazon.  You can click the link to also read an excerpt from the book!

Part basset, part beagle, all Cupid . . .
For Nina Askew, turning forty means freedom — from the ex-husband, freedom from their stuffy suburban home, freedom to focus on what she wants for a change. And what she wants is something her ex always vetoed — a puppy. A bouncy, adorable puppy. Instead she gets . . . Fred.
Overweight, middle-aged, a bit smelly and obviously depressed, Fred is light-years from perky. But he does manage to put Nina in the path of Alex Moore, her gorgeous, younger-by-a-decade neighbor.
Alex seems perfect — he’s a sexy, seemingly sane, surprisingly single E.R. doctor — but the age gap convinces Nina that anyone but Alex would be better relationship material. But with every silver-haired stiff she dates, the more she suspects it’s the young, dog-loving doc she wants to sit and stay.

This book is adorable.  It is a well written, easy read that will have you falling in love with the characters and laughing the whole time.  It is a Harlequin romance….but your momma’s Harlequin it ain’t.
Crusie has a way of portraying real life at it’s funniest while giving you an irresistable romance to go along with it.  And Fred?  You will love every last wobbly little pound of him.
This book gets two thumbs up…GO GET IT.  YOU’LL LOVE IT!

Now for my Music Of The Day! (remember…my electic-ness roams here too…)

The Band Of Skulls….

This band makes my Top Five.  I went to The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville to see Silversun Pickups and The Ettes and much to my surprise, this little threesome walked out onto the stage and blew me away.  Then I saw them at Exit/In (Nashville) too, with The Whigs, and they floored me again.
I WILL SEE THEM EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY COME WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE.

Their album is titled baby darling doll face honey and is worth purchasing for the creativity of the title alone.  However…every song is awesome…check out their website here.  It was hard to pick just one song to post, but this one is probably my favorite all because of this lyric…”It’s impossible to be invincible, but maybe it’s possible to be impossible.”  I know…I’m a dork…

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