Monthly Archives: September 2014

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read | Banned & Challenged Books

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read | Banned & Challenged Books.

I will not get a chance to post this next week, so here’s my 2 cents:

Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and cannot read.

Censorship is NOT okay in a free society.

If a book offends you, don’t read the damn thing.

But please, don’t tell me what I can and cannot read, because is it none of your dang business. I will read what I like, when I like.

And personally, I feel that if you are going to restrict what your children read, then you’ve never spent any time in a schoolyard, playground, or other areas where children congregate.

When I was a child, if my parents told me I could not do something it automatically became the one thing I MUST do.

But again, that’s my two cents.

Celebrate Banned Books Week, by reading (or rereading) a book on the Banned books list.

I’ve decided to finally read “Fifty Shades of Grey” this week and next.

Because that’s my right!

‘Festive in Death’ by JD Robb

Must-read romances: 'Festive in Death,' 'Malachim'.

When it comes to reading, I am not a romance buff, with one exception.

Festive in Death is the latest JD Robb story about Eve Dallas and her gorgeous (and filthy rich) husband Roarke, and it’s available September 9.

OF COURSE I have my Kindle copy pre-ordered.

Here’s why the In Death series is so awesome:

–Amazing characters. I’ve watched Eve Dallas fall in love, work on conquering her demons, and generally become a stronger human being as the books progress. The other characters in these books are also well thought out, interesting, and as human as hell. Hell, I even love their cat, who has as much spunk as Eve.
–Each book has Eve solving another case, usually with her husband Rorarke by her side. The cases are lots of fun, kind of grisly sometimes (well, Eve IS a murder cop), and always very interesting.
–The dialogue uttered by these great characters moves along quickly, and their words ring true.
–The stories stay on target, from beginning to end. The scenes from Eve’s personal life do not detract from the story, they add to the story.
–This series is fun to read, and allows me to escape for a few hours as I devour each book like a crack junkie.

If you read this, and you have not read any of the In Death books, I hope you give one a try!

Happy Labor Day, USA

This is it.

The end of summer.

As I prepare to start working again (part time, yeah), I’m thinking of this new path I’m on in my life.

Creating a new normal for myself is exciting and at times scarier than hell.

But hey, I asked for this, right?

I thought through this new path for months before actually taking the leap.

Be careful what you wish and plan for, girlfriend!

Today I’m wishing you all a great Labor Day holiday, if you are in the U.S. If you work, then I hope you only have to work for a few hours.

I’m going to do laundry and work on a writing project, and take a bit of a walk this afternoon.

Cheers to you all!

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