Books to the Sky

Archive for December 2008

For those of you still reading magazines made of dead trees, there’s an article in the current Bitch about Lois Duncan, the author of YA thrillers, among which are I Know What You Did Last Summer and, a personal favorite, Stranger With My Face. I just got the issue (the “Noir” issue) and it looks kind of awesome, so it might be worth your $5.95 anyway.

So I’m apparently going through a phase where I’m reading a lot of westerns. It’s not even a genre I thought I liked, but I suppose there’s something about all the macho men and lawlessness that’s innately appealing.

In related news, a friend of mine gave me a sack full of old category romance novels. It’s mostly contemporaries with the occasional regency thrown in for good measure, but there is a western, and the book description is a doozy:

Destiny Awaits by Suzanne Elizabeth
“Tess Harper was sure the little woman who appeared at her bedside wanted ransom from her wealthy parents. The last thing she expected was to be carted off to Kansas in the year 1885, where she found herself face-to-face with the most captivating, stubborn man she’d ever met—and two precious little girls who needed a mother.

“Rugged farmer Joseph Maguire was used to being on his own, and if Tess wanted to return home she would first have to convince Maguire to make a place in his life for his orphaned nieces. What she didn’t count on was the passion that engulfed her when Joseph took her into his arms, or the strong tug of her heart whenever she imagined leaving. Could this man, and the family, be her true destiny?”

Recap forthcoming!


Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
--Arnold Lobel

From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
--Groucho Marx

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