It's going to be 80 degrees today in the Mount Washington valley and my hammock is calling my name so let's get right to it, shall we?
Night Sky by Jolene Perry
Jolene is probably the most prolific writer I know (makes me look like a sloth. Of course, George R.R. Martin also makes me look like a sloth. A really slow sloth. One so slow that other sloths are all, "WTF, sloth girl? Why so slow?") and Night Sky is her second novel (the third I believe is coming out next month). I read this book in March but as the A to Z Challenge kind of shoved my March book review out of the blog line up, I wanted to make sure I mentioned this book. I read a lot of bad books in March but this wasn't one of them and deserves some special attention. Here's what I had to say about it:
Jameson is a great character and I thoroughly enjoyed his narrative. And while I knew how the Sarah corner of the triangle was going to resolve itself, I didn’t know that about Sky’s corner and I liked that I couldn’t see it coming. I also liked how when it came down to a choice between reading the next chapter of this book or watching the next episode of Game of Thrones, I picked the book. Pause for shock and awe. It also made me want to pay Las Vegas another visit, something for which The Man will be forever grateful.
Nether Bound by Bonnie Rae Louwerens
This is Bonnie Rae's first book and was released last week. It's YA paranormal novel with a pretty kick ass novel and premise. I haven't read it yet but you can buy it for your Kindle on Amazon. For more information, including a synopsis of the novel, you can head out to Bonnie Rae's blog or her webpage. Congratulations, Bonnie Rae!
I'm referring to the Fox sitcom starring Zooey Deschanel (you know, in case the picture on the left didn't make that perfectly clear.). I didn't like it when it first started. I watched the pilot episode and thought, "really?" And then, I didn't watch after that. Until the Thanksgiving episode aired. Now, please don't ask me why we tuned in to the Thanksgiving episode. I probably couldn't find the remote or whatever but I am so very glad I did tune in because it was truly a hysterical experience. The part that really got me laughing so hard I couldn't breathe was the moment where Jess pulled Nick into the hallway to tell him to be nice to her date, Paul (guest star Justin Long) because she really, really liked him and yes, wanted to have sex with him. Here's her monologue from that scene:
"I do! I want to, I want to have sex with him big time! I want to take him down to Chinatown and slice him off a piece of this pumpkin pie, OK? I want to do all the things you do in a bedroom with him, OK? I want to do it standing up and sitting down and half-up and half-down and the wiggly one and the bear attack and the claws in the head and the one the figure skaters do and the What’s For Lunch and the Give Me That Hat. Let’s just say, I’m good. I’m really really good and I don’t care what you think!"
It's made all the more hilarious when you learn that everyone (including Paul) can hear them through the door. It probably is less funny just reading about it in this blog. I looked for a clip but couldn't find one. Sorry. Oh, and the latest episodes, Fancyman (parts 1 and 2) made me laugh so long and loud, we actually had to rewind the episode to watch again because The Man couldn't hear over my hysteria.
I'm running out of time so let's just move on to today's final item entitled
As you know, I am a devoted Red Sox fan and within that team, I am a devoted worshiper of Jacoby Ellsbury because he is
so damn adorable an amazing ball player. Well, during the Sox's season home opener, my boy injured his shoulder while sliding into second base. He's been since moved to the DL with a shoulder injury.
This makes me very, very sad.
Let the water works begin.
But, if there is a bright side to be found, at least we've won three games against the Tampa Bay Rays. This makes us tied with the Rays. For last place in the AL East. Still, at least we're not losing anymore, right?