Monday, December 15, 2008

"My secret weapon is PMS." *

Is THIS a surprise to any of you? Not to me, uh-uh. I mean, I like my husband and all, but c'mon, folks...we are talking sanity here...(it wasn't till halfway through the article that I realized the option to give up neither was, well, an option.)

In other, not-so-controversial news, both Stephanie Kallos (Broken for You) and (of slightly less importance) Wally Lamb have new books out. I bought the Kallos in hardback, following my usual strategy of giving my money to the authors I want to keep writing (some of you, I am thinking I had better just start writing you direct checks, hmmm?); I may buy the Lamb, but more likely will wait for the paperback.

Otherwise, I am reading Twilight. Shut up. A friend recommended I give it a second shot, and while I still find the heroine wildly whiny and annoying, and it reminds me of nothing so much as those serial novels my best friend in 7th grade and I used to write surreptitiously in math class, I can't complain that it's boring. Oh, no.

I survived Primo's birthday weekend, and am now heading determinedly into Christmas, head down, teeth gritted. Bring on the holiday merriment, goddamnit!

*Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Suburban Correspondent said...

That's the spirit!

And, hey, I look like Velma, too. I always hated how Daphne was prettier.

Jess said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the new Stephenie Kallos!

I mock Twilight, but you've gotta read 'em to mock 'em - don't want to miss out on that! And I swear, reading that series has been THE most useful thing as a library employee - I get questions on it all the time.

KPB said...

That's my girl.

Anonymous said...

You might as well get New Moon now because when you finish Twilight, you're going to want to start reading it right away.

And see the movie when you finish Twilight. Edward is better in the movie than in the book. My hairdresser says Bella is better in the movie, too, but I'm not sure I agree.

Bearette said...

@ Ssheers - I was immune to New Moon after finishing Twilight. Then again, my mom only read the first Harry Potter (and I read 0), so it must be in the genes.

Sarah Louise said...

I have Twilight on hold. I'll be waiting until sometime in mid-2009. I hate that she spells her name Stephenie--as a librarian, I learned that one the hard way. Darn those people with alternate spellings!

Grit those teeth, January is on its way.


my vw is mucklio. It sounds like cheerful muck or something, sort of musical.

Anonymous said...

One of my dearest literary wishes would be to let Buffy Summers slay some Cullen a$$. I'd pay money to see that!

Anonymous said...

Shoot, I thought they were talking about permanent abstinence. Two weeks?

Uh, yeah. I would find that quite manageable these days.

nutmeg said...

Well, I've bought the Wally Lamb - not like I'm going to get to it over the "holiday" period. Who is on holiday, I ask? (Just a slight reference to my whinge in your last post!)

Kathy said...

I found Bella wildly annoying in the movie but I have not read the book so I don't know if it's the twitchiness of the actress or if it's the character that annoyed me.

Anonymous said...


Alrighty then.


Caro said...

I've read Twilight. I have a teen daughter. It's required.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

My husband say he hasn't had any for six months and where the hell is his 50 inch plasma?

Sarah said...

1. The choice of internet vs sex surprises me not. I know far more internet addicts than sex addicts.

2. I was lent a copy of Twilight and I've been reading it while volunteering in the front office of my daughter's high school. The office ladies are all very positively curious about the book and the teen girls think I'm a goddess. Evidently, you are what you read.

Janet said...

I feel a bit famous being mentioned on the blog I must say. Fond memories of "Dori"...wasn't that it? just came rushing back to me.