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07:34 pm: in which I'm not delighted by a book
I've mentioned that I'm not reading as much, though that's misleading. I still read, just not books and magazines. I have stacks of each that I just don't get around to. But I received a new stack of books for Christmas and I want to read each of them so very much and I didn't want to pile them on top of one of the other stacks so I started light.


The new (?) Catherine Coulter FBI thriller/romance. They're silly. They're predictable. They're fast reads. And there's a bit of smut thrown in, and that's always good. Perfect choice!

But this?


Takes place in Washington DC in the winter. There are piles of snow.*


And everyone just keeps on going, no mention of how unusual the piles of snow are or how challenging driving is.** Even the protagonist, who drives a Porsche.***

:eye roll:

And then... THEN.

Someone's ring tone is the Pina Colada Song. Fine, OK, bad taste, whatever.

BUT... BUT...

by Jimmy Buffett.****

It's almost as bad as Nora Roberts referring to the hard-edged street rock...

of John Cougar Mellencamp.

Fuck me. I'm going back to online fanfic. At least those authors know how to use Google. And their reliance on spellcheck tends to be amusing (um, no, I doubt he was lying prostate after being piston-whipped... unless it's far more metaphorical than I expect from fanfic).

* Average annual snowfall in this subtropical climate: 15.5". There's 2 feet of snow from one storm in the book.
** DC drivers are awful and cannot cope with snow. Everything shuts down in a storm. And they consider any snow at all a storm.
*** I know a couple of people with Porsches in New England. They put those babies away for the winter and don't take them out again until after spring thaw. Because they're, y'know, expensive 'n' stuff. And have rear-wheel drive.
**** Granted, the title sounds like something Jimmy Buffett would sing. But Rupert Holmes wrote the Pina Colada Song (Escape). Jimmy Buffett wrote Margaritaville. Different drink altogether.

Current Mood: crabby


Date:January 8th, 2014 03:52 am (UTC)

You're back!

I've been wondering where you've been. I haven't been reading in general lately. But I got a nifty iPad for Christmas, and have cranked through three Janet Evanovich books, and Life of Pi in a week. Maybe I'll start reading again :-). Just downloaded the newest Dan Brown book... long, but mindless and fun.
Anyways, just glad to see you posting. I always like to look at your book lists... Maybe I'll actually read something now.

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Date:January 26th, 2014 05:13 pm (UTC)

sorta, yes

I've been posting fairly regularly (weekly, generally), but usually just to LJ. Events earlier this year left me more cautious about Putting Things Out There. Please friend me if you have an account!
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