Saturday, July 31, 2010

Book Blogger Hop
It's a blog hop and I am starting my new resolve to be more active. With the help of my triathlon, Red Rock Relay, half-marathon sister, I now have a concrete plan to start training for my next big race! A 5k.

I'll start tomorrow.

Today I'm going to blog hop! I do it anyway, so why not at least be socially active in the blog world?  Did someone say bubble butt?

The blog hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books who asks participants to identify her favorite new-to-me author.  THEN, she goes on and on about Clare Avery and Hidden Wives.  Like she KNOWS Clare Avery or something. But see, Michelle and Mari and I are BFF on Goodreads.  Michelle offered to be my husband's second wife.  Apparently, Mari did the research on the religion that practices polygamy.  Michelle, Mainstream Mormons no longer practice polygamy! I still want to be her friend, though.  I think I'll keep her away from my husband.  She's totally hot.  

Now that I've set the stage, here is one email from "Clare Avery."  I'm hoping it will pique your interest: 

Hi Nancy,
I spent far too much time reading your hilarious blogs last night. LOL about your Ironic day post (… we had the EXACT same thought when you ended it. Ew. You’re so funny. Again, you and your family are gorgeous. You’re husband’s a hottie … too bad you’re not interested in a little polyg action. I’d be willing to share, I don’t know about you. LOL. No seriously, you are such a compelling, fascinating writer ….boring life and all (not!). 

I have to tell you again how much this review meant to my sister and I, particularly because it came from you. First and foremost, you’re so knowledgeable and insightful. Your level of insight into the more nuanced aspects of HW just completely astounded us. You understood themes that were subtle. It is such an honor to be read by someone as brilliant as you. Thank you again. We’re also so gratified that you found the more controversial tenets to be accurate, yet not offensive. We never wanted to offend members of the mainstream LDS. Some of our closest friends are LDS.

As for analysis of Rachel’s psyche, again you nailed it. And you’re the ONLY one so far who really understood what we were trying to do with Rachel. You’re level of psychological insight is staggering. It is an absolute pleasure to have had you read this book. Nancy, from now on you’ll receive ARCS and signed copies of our future books (hopefully, we’ll have a few. Lol).

Again, Irvin … nobody but you picked up the nuances of Irvin and his emotional healing. Again, a lot of people were fascinated by the echolalia, but didn’t understand the symbolism. Wow. We’re blown away. Again.

LOL about your Ironic day post … we had the EXACT same thought when you ended it. Ew. LOL. You’re so funny. 

Brilliant, staggering, gorgeous, funny, did you say?  Do you see why I like this woman and her sister?

Okay, seriously, this book is well researched, well written, and an all around fantastic read. Click on my link above for my full review.  I loved it.
Hidden Wives 


gautami tripathy said...

I am currently reading Hdden Wives!

Have a blast hopping to new blogs! Here is my Blog Hop post!

Andi said...

Here via the hop and tooootally want to read Hidden Wives.

A Social Pastime said...

Stopping by on the Hop. I'm a new follower as I <3 your site.

You can find me at

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hopping by via the Blogger can find me here:

CountessLaurie said...

What? Did someone say hottie?
Oh sorry, I am easily distracted.

This is on my to-read list...

Claire Avery said...


I just loved reading your review of HIDDEN WIVES. But enough about you, I want to hear more about how hot I am.

Hugs and air kisses,

Michelle (The narcissistic 1/2 of Claire Avery)