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Monday, May 21, 2007

Whatcha reading?



Just before I left for the weekend, I bought JD Robb's Born in Death. I've read about half of the In Death series, so I'm skipping a bunch, but I don't have any problem doing that because I'm acquainted with the storyline. I love aspects of Nora's writing. I like how tight it is. I like how the dialogue so closely replicates real speech. I like Roarke.

If I had five minutes to talk with Nora one on one, I would ask a bit about her writing process, then give her copies of two of my books — one contemp and one historical — and beg her to read them. I'd say, "Isweartheydon'tsuck! Justreadthempleeeeeze!" Then I would ask her for a .jpg of whatever sexy model/man inspired Roarke. I have Adrian Paul here inspiring the MacKinnon brothers and Daniel Bueno as Marc Hunter. Who represents Roarke to her?

Then I'd buy her a drink.



But I've set that aside to read 397 printed pages of Unlawful Contact because I need to get it back into my blood stream after two weekends of not working in order to finish it. I'm in an "I hate this story, it sucks" mood right now, so maybe this will change my mind. I hope so!



However, tonight I have to write the cover story for tomorrow's paper. I'm writing about the raptors that nest in the crags and spires above Boulder. Remember all those reddish rocks on the mountains? Those are prime nesting places for golden eagles, prairie falcons and peregrine falcons. Last Thursday, I went hiking with a ranger to view a raptor nesting site, and it was great. The hike up kicked my ass, but watching the birds was so totally worth it. (Watching the ranger wasn't bad either.)



So tonight I have to write that article and proof "boards" for tomorrow's early press run. Not really enough time to do both. We'll see how it goes. EGADS! I need a clone.

8 comments:

Ronlyn said...

I just picked up an oldie, but goodie: Julie Garwood's "Honour's Spendor." With all the work we're doing at the house at the moment I was needing something fairly light and quick to read, which is why I turned to one of Ms. Garwood's historicals. I love them all. I couldn't remember all the aspects of HS so I decided to re-read this one.

How fun to go hiking to see the nesting sites and the raptors!! I miss hiking...maybe I'll get back into it at some point.

Libby Loo said...

I just read Dark Lover by JR Ward, and next is Into Danger by Gennita Lowe. I picked it up from her at the Romancing the Rockies conference, and it looks awesome. She mentioned something about pearls when she signed it. I bet it's really naughty, so I say sign me up, and bring it on!

The hike sounds awesome. Stay away from the edges, eh, PC? *G* Rangers have great legs. I think it's all that hiking they do.

There is NO SUCKING when it comes to your writing! Okay, there is, but it's kinky and not in the context you're referring to. Do I need to have a Stuart Smalley moment with you? Because I feel one coming on if this keeps up :) You rock.

XOXOXO

Debbie H said...

This a shock for anyone who knows me, I'm not reading anything! Between the move, sinus/tonsillitis illness and life in general, I haven't picked up a book since SWEET RELEASE.

I'm glad you got to see the raptors in their own habitat. And spend time with the cute ranger.

Please don't make us do an intervention. Libby can bring the whip, Ronlyn the silk rope and me the red fuzzy handcuffs, wait that is getting too kinky. *BWEG* We will all arrive on your doorstep and sit you down until you understand you are a fantastic writer, just too hard on yourself. I do understand, though, the beating yourself up actually makes you a better author. Just don't do it too often, ok?

Ronlyn said...

LOL...can I bring the feathers for tickle torture too? ;)

Ronlyn, I love Julie Garwood's historicals. There's something so blissful about reading one of them. I got stuck in the airport with her once. It was all I could do not to worship at her feet. LOL!

As for hiking, I recommend you put it off for a few months, till that big bump goes away. ;-)

Libby, I enjoyed INTO DANGER, though my fave Gennita book is FACING FEAR. As for the pearl scene, after reading that, I got together with a guy for a booty call and tested that scene with my own pearl necklace. Not that you want to be thinking about that while you're reading the book, I suppose...

And thanks for the support! It helps, truly it does.

Debbie, I don't blame you for not reading. Sometimes when you're sick, you don't even have the energy for that. I hope you're feeling better.

But, Debbie and Ronlyn, your form of punishment is starting to sound like a lot of fun! ;-)

Thanks for bolstering my limp confidence. Not sure why I get that way, but it sure annoys me.

Hugs, y'all.

Ronlyn said...

OMG, trapped in an airport with Julie Garwood. I think I'd just stare at her in wonder. I LOVE her books. She's one of the first authors I started reading when I started reading romances.
And no worries about me hiking up the side of a mountain in my current condition. Heck, I can hardly walk across the office without stumbling anymore...LOL. The bump throws my balance all off. It's pathetic.

sparkle said...

Pamela,

Just saw on RBL, that you will be in Portland in June! We will definitely have to get together! I'll get your Email from Leiha! Maybe Nancine can join us!!

LindaT! That would be wonderful! I would love to meet Nancine and I'd love to see you again! So far that's three RBLers — you two and Ronlyn, who lives a few hours away. My email is pamela clare at earthink dot net -- delete spaces and use appropriate symbols.

As soon as I get my schedule, I'll let you know when my windows are.

I'm getting excited now...

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