Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dear Carolyn,

Well this is a fine kettle of fish you've got us in. *tsk tsk*

Okay, we're not really in a fish kettle and if we were I'd most likely be the guilty party. I've gotten quite used to that in our friendship ... I drag you into something and then later watch as you get in more trouble than even I dreamed. (Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

Interestingly, this is somewhat the situation in Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (or Michelle Read). It's a YA book that lots of people seem to be hooked on and I thought it worth trying.

The heroines in this book are um ... a vampire half-breed who isn't a vampire and a vampire who is a vampire and well, it's a little complicated and the writing is giving me a headache almost as badly as understanding her world building.

I don't think I'll be finishing this.

I did finish The Princess and the Penis by R. J. Silver. Now that was easy to finish. Liked the world building in that one: innocent princess, disembodied penis and dirty older women who said all the sorts of things that dirty older women say. Skip the YA and go straight to fairy tale phallises. So much more satisfying.

I'm sure there's something else I have to say or do but right now I can't think of it. Writing is stalled while I'm still sick, my kitchen isn't even clean for heaven's sake!

Oh wait... I watched Celebrity Apprentice and David Cassidy got eliminated immediately. Quite heartbreaking. Not that he got eliminated but that he got old. I told Mollie that he was the Justin Beiber of my generation and she expressed pity. Damned kid.

MeatLoaf is on the show too and I have a certain soft spot for the man. I still love his voice and he's now a grizzled looking middle aged man. Kinda hot in his own way.

Okay, I'm going to clean my kitchen and then have a nap. It's not easy being a dirty old woman, you know. And especially not one who needs something to read besides confused half vampire, half angst-demons. Ha! I think I just came up with a new YA trope: the angst demon. I'm a bloody genius.

Love ya Red,


1 comment:

  1. Scratching my head trying to figure out what the particular kettle of fish is this time. It wouldn't be that I got you hooked on Kindle, would it??

    Sort of sad you didn't like the Academy, but glad it wasn't me that bought it, lol. I've been eyeing it for awhile, but don't usualy do YA, even though I love the Thief series and Harry Potter (the first few, at least).

    Oh, and I love meatloaf of all kinds. ;-)