Happy Friday friends!
If we were having coffee I’d give you the latest house run down. Stick a fork in me, my current house is done. We are officially listed on the market. I’ve taken down wallpaper, painted nice neutral colors, replaced screens on my porch, landscaped, mulched, planted flowers, replaced carpet, removed all traces a human lives here and been staged and photographed to within an inch of my house’s life. The carpet yesterday was the last thing on my todo list…
Yep, that’s right…that little pull in the otherwise perfectly fine carpet was the culprit behind yet another contractor’s invoice to me. Now, would someone please for the love of all that’s holy, buy my house. You should probably know, I function far better with a list of shit to do, this waiting around for someone to nibble is gonna drive me insane so beware…I might be stabby around these parts! The good news is, we had our final design meeting with our new builder, the lot has been cleared and we are good to go. Pour me a foundation to go with my coffee and let’s get Operation New House underway. December waits for no one, people! Have you ever built a house? What would you consider your dream house? Or your dream place to live? Is there a residence in one of the books we love that you’d like to live in? Perhaps your own little Red Room of Pain? I kid, I joke…maybe. How do you know I’m not putting one of those in my New House? At least one room has extra insulation for sound…ok, so it’s my office, the room I record the podcast in but whatever, you don’t know what else I keep in that room!
If we were having coffee I’d tell you about a little giveaway. Kindle Alexander, the author of Always, which Tania reviewed and loved all over – click here – is giving away 5 e-copies. That Kindle Alexander is a giver, no? If Kindle Alexander is new to you, now would be an excellent chance to give it a go.
If we were having coffee I’d flip my phone around and show you this hysterical link Hope sent me from BuzzFeed. Go ahead and click, I’ll wait. And you’re welcome for your lady boner of the day! I really don’t have anything to say to that other than, mmm, mmm, delicious male objectification at it’s finest! I don’t even know who some of these guys are but hot damn, add them to the spank bank and for real, Jason Momoa’s ass can’t be real life. Thank you Hope, you made my freaking day with that and I do love that the word “lady boner” makes you think of me – my work here is done!
If we were having coffee I’d get serious for a moment. In my personal life, not my Scandal life so don’t go trying to don your Nancy Drew hat to figure out who I’m talking about, a very dear, old and special friend of mine is sick. Very sick and I worry about her constantly. The feeling of helplessness I’m experiencing because there isn’t a damn thing I can do to help her is overwhelming. I know she is getting excellent medical care, I know she is doing all of the right things, I know she is taking care of herself but still, this shit she’s dealing with is the real deal. In the coming months she will undergo a bone marrow transplant. I find it kinda’ crazy that I now know not one but two people who will have gone through the transplant process. (If you recall, my MIL got a new kidney last year – she’s feeling peachy by the way) My sweet friend has a donor match so all is good there but I still wanted to do something to help, if not her, maybe someone else. I found a site, www.bethematch.org – it’s a registry of sorts, you can go there, find a place near you, get a quick test and be added to a donor list. I’m an organ donor, I have been since I turned 16. Now I’m on this list, too. I feel very strongly about doing the right thing, helping people, being there for friends, hell even being there for strangers who are in a bind. Since I have this blog that a few people like to read, I thought I’d use it as a platform for good and give you the link. Do with it what you will.
If we were having coffee I’d say it’s time for a little weekly update…
On Saturday, our podcast had a special guest, JoAnn and we talked all about Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas. Holy shit, Jack…just Jack. Angela ended up winning the copy of the book and we expect a full report when you finish…tell us how much you love Jack!
Sunday’s Love It or Leave It saw a lot of traffic. The July New Release Shelf winners are Susana P., Brandy B,. and Cassie H. Respond to that email I sent you or I’ll have to pull a new winner soon!
Monday was the release of Gina Sorelle’s All of You. Nikki shared a very touching review and let you in on her perspective of Kat and Danny.
Tuesday rolled along with the introduction of a new feature, Series & Serials – Lola gave us her thoughts on Country Roads by Inez Kelley.
Wednesday gave us two for the price of one…Karen Booth’s guest post about how our little old coffee date inspired some boob lovin’ in her latest book, Forever Now and Kat and Stone Bastion debuted the cover and details of their new series The No Wedding Series.
Thursday was a big release day for CC Wood. The second book in her NSFW series, Earning Yancy came out and Tania told us all about it.
Busy week don’t you think? Because of our summer hours, there will not be a podcast this weekend so consider this time for you to catch up. The following week’s book is really going to blow you away. Something tells me we are going to let it all hang out when this discussion gets underway.
If we were having coffee I’d ask what you have on tap this weekend. Know anyone that wants to buy my house, it has new carpet, paint and screens on the porch! I’m finishing up Dark Skye by Kresley Cole…that’s right, don’t hate people – Scandal has new IAD to read! After that I think I might dip my toe back into the latest Janet Chapman book – you know I love her Highlanders. What about you? Reading anything fun? Doing anything scandalicious? Inquiring minds want to know, so spill it!