Wednesday, June 21

Reading again...

This is going to be a "A little of this and a little of that" type of post.

I finished Laura Lee Guhrke's She's No Princess, it was pretty good. Better than okay, but not quite good good. Does that make sense? The heroine is the illegitimate daughter of an Italian Prince. To be honest, Lucia is very annoying. Acting out to get anyone's attention, she blames her father for all her problems, loves her mother, even though her mother, a courtesan, chooses to leave the daughter in the father's "care". As a mother, I'd change careers before allowing this, but hey, that's me. Back to the heroine, she's not TSTL, but is behaving badly to start with and then realizes how silly her actions really are.

The hero, Ian, is what you would expect of a diplomat, very controlled personality, the whole premise of him having to find a suitable husband seemed rather odd, but the storyline works. They decide the "Princess" needs an English peer husband and then insist that said husband is Catholic, and this was beaten over our heads through the entire book. Honestly, if I read "must be Catholic" one more time I'd probably have thrown the book against a wall. And then when a compromising incident forces Lucia and Ian into marriage, she converts to Anglican--ugh. Yet, I still liked the book--I like Guhrke's writing voice and style.

I am now reading Sinful Pleasures by Mary Reed McCall. I'm 50 pages into it and unless it completely falls apart, I know I'm going to love it. I'm tempted to kiss the cover simply because it's a Medeival, and it's going to be a good one--yeah, yeah, yeah--happy camper dance.

I've been following the little brouhaha over ebook covers, yikes the whole thing is completely out of control. Good lord, yes some are hideous and some aren't--move on.

We're heading to the UBS today, without a list. I'm going to pick up whatever looks good.

The weather here in NY has been hazy, hot and humid, but I'm not complaining. I'm getting to relax, float around the pool and read. Not bad for the first week of summer vacation.

Have a good one and happy reading.


Valeen said...

I almost always need to take a list with me to the UBS - to keep on track. LOL, otherwise I end up with way too many books.

The weather here in Atlantic Canada has been hot, humid and hazy this past week as well. I'm loving it. I hope it stays this way but we are in for heat lightening and thunder for the next couple days.

ames said...

When I go to the UBS, my mind blanks. I cannot remember book or author names to save my life. The owner and I have become good friends over the years because when I come into her store, I don't leave for a loooong time. I pore over every shelf and title. I still do this.

Kate D. said...

On my recent trip to the UBS, I actually made a spreadsheet. I felt momentary pain that I have turned into my father... but happiness because, with my wants organized by title, author, and series, I came back with quite a haul.

(You can judge me. It's okay. I judge me, too.)

Also, you posted about medievals! Huzzah! I love a good medieval, but I'm more picky about those than I am with any other genre. So if anyone can make recommendations to me, I'd appreciate it.