Monday, June 22, 2009

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Well, another weekend has come and gone. How they manage to do that so quickly...I'll never know. lol.

Good news! I was able to get my two bridesmaids together at one place at one time and we shopped for dresses. After trying on a bunch, we quickly decided on a style that flattered them both and in the color palette I'm going for (burgundy and chocolate and no it's not the color of the photo), ordered dresses, paid for dresses, dresses will be delivered to their doorsteps within about a month. hooray. Check another thing off the wedding to-do list. Unfortunately, that list just seems to get longer as more things that I ought to be doing crop up. le sigh.

DF and I finally got back to Target to use the little zapper thingy and choose stuff for a registry. It was kind of weird to be going around picking stuff we would like people to buy for us, but after a while it become kind of fun. We tried to keep it reasonable and practical and not extravagant. And s'rsly, it's TARGET, not frackin' Crate and Barrel or anything. lol.

I'm trying to read this book at the moment. Picked it up at the library because I had enjoyed some of the previous entries in this series. But now I'm wondering if my memory played a trick on me. There's lots of mental lusting and "oh I should not be attracted to this lower class dude" (on the heroine's part) and "oh I am so beneath this upper-class chick" (on the bow street runner hero's part) that I am fast becoming weary. But every night I pick it up and read a few chapters before bed. I have a hard time giving up on books.

I did enjoy Lover Ahvenged although it contained far too little of the central romance plot for my taste. Not that I wasn't expecting it though. I am totally skeeved out by the villain. Just ick. Really. I skipped his bits (har) whenever possible. John Matthew is making me a little annoyed but I'll cut him some slack for the moment. It's like his emo teen years. He best not keep carrying on with the poor-me stuff for much longer tho. As for the rest of the gang, I only wish that we got to see a bit more of the internal stuff between couples featured previously. Like the focus on Wrath and Beth and their relationship...that was nice. Can we have more of that but with RHAGE next time? k'thx.

And with that, I think it is time for me to find DF and start our evening stroll around the neighborhood. Weather is nice (finally no rain) and time's a wasting. Then it's homework time!


Tracy said...

Don't you hate it when you pick up a book in a series because you remember liking the previous books and it just doesn't work out? I hate that! Hopefully it ends better. :)

Congrats on getting the bridesmaid dresses! That's so cool and they are beautiful!

LA - yep - JM needs some serious happy pills but hopefully he'll snap out of it for the next book. :)

Carolyn Crane (aka CJ) said...

Hi Sula.

That dress is lovely! Also, I stopped reading BDB because the villain was starting to scare me. I was having nightmares!!! Isn't that lame? But maybe I stopped at the right time. (the book before this.)
Hope you had a luvly walk.

Christine said...

Love the bridesmaids dress... right down to the color. Very classy.

Can you believe I still haven't read Lover Avenged? But I recently found out the library I pass several times a week in a neighboring town has it and the snobby town finally joined the interlibrary loan system so I can actually go in and borrow it! Now to just set aside the time to read it...

sula said...


how did i miss seeing comments on this month-old post? gah. bad sula.

tracy, what is kinda funny is that I grabbed another book by the same author just a few days ago and it turned out to be a great read. maybe the older stuff is better than the new...who knows. weird.

hi cj. i think the bdb books won't ever let me quit but i certainly don't have to read the villain-y parts. it's like having a mute button on the tv. lol.

christine, i took a while to get to LA too. isn't it great that libraries have books and we can get on a list for them? i just love libraries. :)