Monday, January 26, 2009

This 'n That

This....

I *thought* about writing a post or two this weekend. I've got a number of done-reading, waiting-for-review items. But, listless and lackadaisical, I poked around on Facebook, some discussion forums, and played a lot of solitaire instead.


That....

I mean, I didn't even deal with the giveaway I was supposed to do Friday. OK, so let's get that out of the way now. <drumroll> ... the magic random number generator says.......... I HEART BOOK GOSSIP, come on down! Or, you know. Email me your snail addy. If you want to be technical.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

Some Other Stuff....

In other book news, I'm really, really trying to read Pride and Prejudice for this week's Weekly Geeks carnival. I think the best I can say about it is that it's a fantastic anti-insomnia aid. I'll do a full post on it later this week, but at this point I think it's safe to say that I'm not a classics kind of gal, at least not any more.

Maybe I should try the movie instead. Though I have to say, the mutton-chop doesn't really do it for me. I am apparently a P&P lost cause.

And Finally....

This has worked for me in the past, so I'm going to try it again-- here are some reviews that I'm hoping to get going in the near future. Which one do you want to see the most?

Kiss of a Demon King -- Kresley Cole
Bitten -- Kelley Armstrong
Magic Bites -- Ilona Andrews
Untouched-- Anna Campbell

Oh, and PS, one more thing...

For those of you who've been considering writing a penis-oriented post just to drive traffic-- not that any of you would do such a thing, nor of course would *I*; however, just hypothetically speaking, if one were interested in the bemusing results-- observe:


13 comments:

Jessica said...

the reviews: I want to see all of them.

there, I helped!

Nicola O. said...

With help like that...

Tumperkin said...

Untouched, s'il vous plait.

Medical Librarian said...

As long as you watch the Jennifer Ehle-Colin Firth version, I think you'll find something worth taking away from the film. Honestly, you may not even notice the sideburns.

I love Colin Firth and Austen's books, though, so I admit that I'm biased from the get-go.

Bordeaux said...

For what it's worth, the penis post brought me here, and I've checked back regularly since then...
And I'd like to read a review of Untouched as well.

J. Kaye said...

"penis post"


ROTFL!

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so, Nicola! (on P&P I mean, not penis post, which doesn't surprise me at all.)

Have you tried Northanger Abbey? It's got flaws, but I think you might appreciate it. N.A. pokes fun at the gothic novels that were in style at the time. Particularly in the first half of the book, Austen plays with the common conventions of the genre. (maybe a little like like spiky penises for the 18th Century girl reader? Or you can play that angle for your review post, anyway.)

Jen P.

Nicola O. said...

Med Lib, I'll take it under advisement, LOL.

Bordeaux, welcome, and glad to have you. I won't hold the penis thing against you. Er. Um. You know what I mean.

JK, *innocently* ... what?!

Jen, maybe that's the problem -- I'm not sufficiently familiar with the norms of 18th century literature to "get" the jokes. It's not that I can't appreciate the humor here and there -- I particularly like and identify with Mr. Bennet (the girls' father). That's probably all wrong, huh?

Nicola O. said...

Oh, and Tumperkin -- I'm on it!

Shelley Munro said...

LOL - I quite enjoyed that penis post. It made me laugh.

I liked the Jennifer Ehle/Firth version of Pride & Prejudice as well.

Lady of the Review said...

LOL! Yeah, penis will getcha every time. :)


It took me a LONG time to read P&P, but once I got used to the word usage, I loved it. But I already loved the movies BEFORE I read the books.

I recommend trying the P&P made in 2005 w/ Keira Knightley & Matthew MacFadyen to start. It follows the book to a certain degree, but has more passion. And he's just yummy as Darcy. :)

wcvamp said...

I would love to see more of the penis post...:)
Also, I am in the process of reading "Kiss of a Demon King" and would love to read what you think of it. Always love your opinions of books.

Jadesymb said...

bitten

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