Thursday, July 5, 2012

You Tube Thursday

In honor of Independence Day yesterday, here's an oldie, but a goodie.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"The back of the Buick was perfect.  Not a scratch.  I returned to the Buick and drove away.  It's not a good idea to mess with a woman who has a pimple."

--p.188 in Hot Six by Janet Evanovich 

I finally have had a little bit of time to catch up on my "summer reading."  I usually spend much of the school year reading YA books so I can "sell" them to the kids, so I decided that I was taking this summer to read nothing but what I wanted to read.

As you've probably figured out by now, I'm working my way through the Stephanie Plum series.  I wasn't sure what to think as first, but the characters and their antics are cracking me up.  Grandma is a trip.  (Think Betty White's characters.)

I did finally watch the movie for the first book, One for the Money.  While I disagree with their casting, it wasn't as bad as I had heard.  (Personally, I think the guy playing Ranger should be Morelli.  Despite the fact that he doesn't have brown eyes,  I can definitely look past it because the rest of him is yummy.)  One thing that drove me nuts was the horrible "jersey" accents.  If the characters hadn't been trying so hard to make me believe their accents, it would have been better.  Overall, it wasn't bad, and I will probably go see the second one, if they decide to make it. 

Until then,  I will be working my way through the series.  Honestly, if you want some "beach trashy" material that will have you laughing at loud at some points, you have to read this series. 

Now it's your turn.

 PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!