Sometimes, I’ve got a few of hours to kill before “something”. Like say… while I wait in the car as my husband does his “man” shopping (instead of dragging my feet behind my husband at a home improvement store to stare at wood for hours. Or bricks). Or like, I dunno. A slow period during work (or an extra long break) where all you can do is sit and wait. An extra long wait in the waiting room. Oh! I know. A plain, train or automobile trip that could go by in a heartbeat if you had something awesome to read.
After 4 years of expanding my “romance repertoire”, I’ve come to realize that my biggest book-crushes (my most intense reading experiences) involve the relationships that were not easy. Not easy for the main characters sure, but not easy for the reader, too. Obviously speaking, the author’s intent of a romantic relationship between two characters is there, yes. But there’s something about it that’s… subtle. Subconsciously, I find myself agonizing over the when? Wondering, “what if… never?”
“What to read after Hopeless/The Sea of Tranquility/Edge of Never…”
I have been asked over and over again for some suggestions, and I’ve found with many of our fellow readers, if you loved one of ’em, you’ll love ’em all.
I’m choosing to name it “What to Read After Hopeless” though, ’cause:
It’s that time again!! Time to re-hash my *squee-worthy* favorites and punish myself by choosing only twenty five out of 144 books that I completed in 2012 (with an actual 162 total on the list). And as FUN as it is to reminisce and choose my favorites, it is… in way… punishment, ’cause it’s so hard to choose just 25, and even harder to order them. ACK!! How to decide!!?? Okay well, you know me. You totally know I’m gonna cheat a bit. 😉 Tee hee!! Hey, what? Some books, no matter how different they are… I love them equally. It just can’t be helped, and I’m going with it!
Well, summer is officially over. As of today. The first day of fall. And my husband is already starting to get excited about Christmas. Yep! Do you remember me mentioning his Christmas addiction last year? And the year before that? He comes up often in my posts nearing that time of the year, and he’s already starting up. I posted his first “Christmas *squee*” a few days ago on Facebook:
“I was watching the Hallmark channel and just saw a “Countdown to Christmas” commercial advertising their upcoming Christmas movies.