I think at the time I had just extracted myself from the Science Fiction Book Club (also run by Doubleday). This luckily introduced me to Barbara Hambly but also tricked me into Piers Anthony. Got rid of almost all of those, what a metric ton of hardcovers to deal with.
Jenny Cruisie would be a good call. I love her snarky rom-com style.
Don’t sleep on “Top Secret Recipes,” tucked away by the reply card perforation — restaurant knock-offs galore, and while a ‘Lite’ label is usually concerning, it’s a reliable series so it’s worth a try. (Forget Burpee’s complete gardener, friend; we’re not espaliering pear trees at our summer estate. Rodale’s… Read more
I’m going with the Anne Rice Vittorio, Gingersnaps, and Seductions. Really, the summer needs nothing else.
I must register my absolute hatred for those high-cut 80s era legs. For a few years in the 80s, it was really hard to find swimsuits that weren’t cut that way. I looked terrible in those suits. The shape of my belly is such that even at my thinnest, it would be revealed very unflatteringly by those high cut leg holes.… Read more
Loving #5 floral with matching tabi socks and thong wood-soled sandals oh my god. Also the last shot, on the right, 100% ST:TNG.
Not sure how you passed by this wonderful gem
My library just reopened for people to pick up holds and I am ecstatic.
I’m reading Girl, Woman, Other, than starting Americanah. Then when Husband gets done with it I’m starting The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. (I can’t wait! A character is named James Harris so you know the author knows what he’s doing.)
I have read through Red, White, and Royal Blue twice this week so I guess that’s a big statement on how I’m doing, mentally.
I’m working through The Mirror and the Light (final installment of Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy). I can’t go two pages without Googling a character’s eventual fate and I don’t know why I keep bothering. They were all beheaded. Every single one.
That first picture reminds me of my 12th summer. I lived in the middle of nowhere and spent the whole school break reading in a hammock ( Sacajawea, 1300 pages). My local library is closed, but I can still check out e-books. It’s all chick-out and Wheel of Time series for me right now. I'm so lonely, *sob*