Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Niceness

Coming down the catwalk in her library cardigan
via Free Range Librarian by K.G. Schneider on 2/25/09

Thanks to the Free Range Librarian for pointing out what we librarians always knew: We are fashionistas with maximum-style. We know the wisdom of keeping warm stylishly.

Keep an eye on your local librarians for more style tips. And write to your favorite networks to beg them to pick up the latest librarian reality-show: Last Librarian Shelving!

And, on the cultural front:

Opinion: This Is the Way the Culture Wars End via All News Feeds on 2/20/09
This is good news. These "culture wars" are stupid and divisive. Bravo to those finding ways that peacefully unite us instead of divide us.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Best Office Rant Ever!

"If they can't fix my printer, can't they just loan me a quill and a bottle of ink?"

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann

Dark of Night (Troubleshooters #14) Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was yet another great book from Brockmann. Thrills are had. Love scenes are both hot and tender. The Decker/Sophia/Malkoff triangle is resolved beautifully. The alpha males shine as usual. The tough heroines show their strength.

Sam gives good marital advice. (Who'd a thunk it?). In fact, there is a whole lot of reflection in the book about what a good relationship is. Interesting points of view from many characters. I think this stems from the idea that Sophia "settles" for her HEA. SETTLES? Gimme that relationship! Sophia no more settles than the Troubleshooting males relinquish their manliness.

Missing from the book was a lot of male banter and bonding that shows up in so many other books. This one was all about romantic relationships. And fine ones they are. I confess I am looking forward to a bit more banter in the next installment. The relationship between the men only enhances the books.

I usually see hints in the book about the next pairing. There may be one in there somewhere and I missed it. It's ok. I can't wait for the next one!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Big Snark-Off! Lame Edition

Just an FYI, for a few months, I will be including the words American Idol and/or the name of a contestant into my tags with each post! Watch those hits multiply!

Cow Fail!
Anyone who knows me well knows this Iowa girl just luvs cows. Why? I dunno why.

This Just Sounds Dirty
Huckabee: Stimulus is 'anti-religious'
via All News Feeds on 2/9/09
OK, Mr. Smarty-pants, how the hell can we be fruitful and multiply without stimulus?

Best 25 Things EVER!
25 Random Things About Me, or: Facebook is Ruining My Life via The Days & Nights of the Lipstick Librarian! by absherl on 2/7/09

Oh Thank Ceiling-Cat Department
Will Bunch: Tearing Down The Reagan 'Myth' via NPR Topics: Authors on 2/5/09
Thankyouthankyouthankyou. Please do Rush Limbaugh next

Bad Fashion
When did Fashion go through this stage? via What Not to Crochet by SB&C on 2/2/09 Anchors Aweigh!

Fifth Victim by Beverly Barton

The Fifth Victim (Cherokee Pointe Trilogy, Book  #1) The Fifth Victim by Beverly Barton

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Interesting cross between paranormal, small town, romantic suspense, and mystery. While the bad guy becomes fairly obvious about 2/3 of the way through the book, catching the bad guy is a tale well-told.

The romance was, in my opinion, a little weak. Perhaps precognition doesn't work well for me in a romance. Perhaps that is why my library has it in Fiction rather than Romance.

The supporting cast of characters was engaging, quirks and all. Description of small-town life in a remote mountain area rang true.

An engaging read and a good step away from my usual romantic suspense.

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