Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Interest Lately and Contest Opportunity at the Bottom

I recently discovered an author that I thoroughly enjoy. Rachel Gibson writes contemporaries, and she does it very well. I have officially read all but her first book SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE, which I'm reading right now. I like all of her well-paced, quirky charactered, and uniquely plotted books, but my favorites are her two most recent releases--TRUE LOVE AND OTHER DISASTERS and NOTHING BUT TROUBLE. Both are great reads that I would recommend again and again (as a matter of fact, I've read the most recent one twice now).

The funny thing about new reads and my brain is that unusual interests (at least for me) are often sparked, and the same can be said about these books also. I've gained an interest in, of all things, hockey.

Now, understand, I live where the weather is clearly divided into four seasons, but we don't often get loads of cold weather and snow during the winter (well, not usually anyway as I look out my window at inches of snow). Still, one of my favorite jobs I held was working at the ice rink in my city during college, and although I had been warned to stay away from those cocky, rough and tumble hockey players from the local universities, I may have sneaked a few peeks. But I did manage to stay away, until now. No, I am not stalking college hockey players. But, I am watching HBO specials about the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, and I hate to admit it, but admiring a few of those cocky, rough and tumble hockey players. So, for your viewing pleasure, here is a video I discovered through a blog I follow at times. Try not to think naughty thoughts, and if you get a chance, pick up a Rachel Gibson novel.

Oh, and I came across this on another blog I follow. Contest with a 1000 word critique as the prize for following this blog:


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