Thursday, March 26, 2009

BTT: Best "Worst" Book

This week's BTT question was suggested by Janet:

The opposite of last week’s question: “What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”

Okay, I'm going WAY OUT on a limb here people. I can't think of any books I've read that have had really negative'm going to go WAY back to when I was, oh, 11 or so and I discovered a book in our downstairs bookshelf. No one ever looked at those books, or so I thought... hmm....

Anyway, I found this book and thought, "Wow, the cover looks very mod and cool. Maybe I should take a look inside." Lord, Have Mercy! That book brought a whole new world into existence. So much so that I had to share it with my girlfriend who lived next door.

What is this book I speak of? What could be that intriguing? Why would I name it as a best "worst" book?

I'm saying it was the best "worst" book I've ever read (actually, only a few sections!) because while it was titilating to say the least, it gave me one particular feeling I never wanted to feel again. That icky, squeeze-my-eyes-tightly-shut-hands-over-ears-la-la-la disgusting feeling. A lesson was learned that day.

What the heck book is it already?

Up, The Hard Way.

I don't know who the author is and I can't find it on Amazon or other bookstore sites. I'm sure it's online somewhere.

I think it was supposed to be a 70's look at the swinging lifestyle. I never read it all the way through, as I mentioned above. In fact, I could have the story all wrong. I do know that I remembered the experience and how my friend and I read a few sections, on a few different occasions, then stuffed it back in the bookshelf never to be looked at again (by my eyes anyway).

Before you go thinking I'm a prude, remember, I was only 11ish at the time. A book like that would undoubtedly not have that exact same effect today.

Forewarned is forearmed, I say. I think.

Interview with Melody Lane!

I do hope you'll stop over at Texty Ladies for my interview with author Melody Lane! She talks about her book ROCK ME and fills us in on what she's working on now. I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


My good friend and fellow texty lady Jane E. Jones is holding a contest! Win her new book Puppy Love and several other fabulous prizes. Just head over to Texty Ladies for all the details!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Manic Monday - Time

Fleur de Lisa's questions this week are?

What would you do with an extra hour each day?

I would write. I always say I never have enough time for it. If I had that extra hour, there would be no excuse.

Do you wear a watch? If so, tell us about it. If not, how do you keep track of time?

My watch was a gift from my husband. "I won't let you fall apart" is engraved on the back which is the NIN song, The Fragile. The song is very dear to us and tipped us over into love.

If it was possible, would you want to know how many days you had left to live?

On one hand, I wouldn't want to know because we should be living each day as if it could be our last; on the other, if I knew, I would make sure all of my affairs were in order. I guess the lesson here is to hopefully not know but get our affairs in order anyway and make sure our time is quality time.

Excellent questions, Lisa!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Poetry Play Thursday

Poetry Play Thursday is a meme I created for those who would like to try writing poetry. I'll post a new form of poetry each week and then we'll give it a try, hopefully sharing our poem with the other participants.
We'll start with the easier forms and move on to more difficult ones as we gain confidence. I plan to throw in a few unusual forms as well. :)
I hope you'll stop over at Texty Ladies, where the poem will be hosted, and give it a try. April is National Poetry Month and this will give us some practice.
See you there!