Sunday, August 14, 2011

IMM (8/14/11)

Through begging, buying, and borrowing along with wonderful publicists, here are my new reads for this week:
Hades (Halo (Cloth - Feiwel & Friends))Other Words for LoveSweetlySwing Low: A LifePlaying Hurt: A Guy's Strategy for a Winning MarriageThe Stranger You Seek: A NovelThe Watery Part of the WorldSex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in HistoryThe Legacy: A NovelBlue Skies Tomorrow: A Novel (Wings of Glory)Q: A Novel

This week I read:

Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in HistoryClark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save MoneyThe Lantern: A NovelIn Malice, Quite Close: A NovelThe Mostly True Story of Jack

I am in the middle of reading:

Hamlet's BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital AgeSixteenth SummerQ: A Novel

I really hope I will finish at least, well, all of them this week.

Icing on the cake - I saw (from a distance) Richard Paul Evans at my Costco.

I know. It's kind of like when I got to go backstage for the REO Speedwagon concert and the drummer mussed my hair. And Kevin Cronin put his arm around me for a photo op in his hot leather pants and houndstooth shirt opened to his mid-chest. Kind of like that only without the swearing. Or drinking. Actually, more like the opening act of Colin Ray who blew his pipes on his signature song, If You Get There Before I Do and went straight to his trailer and had a temper tantrum and wouldn't see and greet his show's keyboardist's wife's best friend. He didn't even muss my hair.

Honestly, my brush with famous personalities is something much less than astounding. I should probably mention my REO Speedwagon concert occurred 4 years ago and not in the 1980's when they couldn't fight that feeling any longer.

I did, however, get a ride home from Ron Lafferty's house in his truck by the esteemed would-be cult-leader-turned ritualistic murderer mere weeks before his killing spree. How sad am I that is my claim to fame.

Thanks a lot, Richard Paul Evans.

Have a good one!


Beth S. said...

Great haul this week! Other Words for Love sounds like a really great book. And I have to say that I am quite intrigued by Sex on the Moon, if for no reason other than the title. I know, how junior high of me, right? But I'm sure that's what the author and the marketing team was banking on when they titled it that.

Idris said...

I loved Other Words for Love! Amazing read! Hope you like it!
Happy Reading!

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Busy Book Week! I need to read SistersRed so I can get Sweetly. Love the cover,

Here is my IMM for this week.

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! So lucky that you got Sweetly. I love the cover for The Legacy too.

Unknown said...

Nice bookish week! I'm adding some of your new books to my TBR list! :]

Nora, The Bookery

Grace Fonseca said...

Very nice set of books. Love all the books you got. Enjoy them. I am a little jealous that you got some good books in there.