March 30, 2006

Bring on the Smut

I'm tryin' to pass the time these days. Anything. I've been reading at a pace I haven't seen since my 3 hour one way commute back to work years ago. Then - it was a book a day. Now, I'm pretty damned close to that.

But there are no more new books to be had. I just can't do it. BUT I do have boxes and boxes and boxes of paperbacks that I haven't unpacked since I moved from Tampa to Orlando 2 years ago.

Tuesday I finally went out and cracked open one of those boxes. And found a gem.

Now I have to admit - most of my collection are trashy novels. I've been addicted for most of my life. But these past 2 or 3 years it's been the mystery/thrillers that have grabbed my attention. I can't seem to get enough of them.

The book I found was a great combination of both. Someone to Watch Over Me by Judith McNaught. Categorized as trashy, and it is. *grin* But the plot was compelling and very well done.

I got through a couple of chapters on Tuesday. Yesterday? I finished it around 6:00. Didn't stop to eat. Never left the house. The only time I put the damned thing down was to talk with Teresa and Army Wife.

But here's the kicker. It was Wednesday. Not a good night for me to have a plot like that in my head. Let me see if I can explain.

I read this book, see. There was murder and stalking and all that stuff. I've been stalked. Never been murdered, but stalked? Yep. Not all that much fun, let me tell you. So - that irritated a couple of sore spots in my memory.

THEN-being as it's Wednesday Criminal Minds is on. I love this show!! FBI profilers, showin' us the inner workings of the minds of some f*cked up folks. YIKES. This one.......another stalker. Oh, yipee.

THEN it's CSI-NY. Nothin' here to bring up any memories, but my minds already movin'. This just added a few shadows to the mix.

Then it's Ghost Hunters. Things that go bump in the night. Shadow people. Yeah, that was just what I needed. The real meets the surreal.

So - it's time to hit the hay. I head to my bedroom and hunker down. What's this?? My Direct TV box isn't working in here? No big deal. I'll just go to sleep without it.

Yeah, right. I heard every creak. Every time the furnace kicked on. An hour of laying there jumpy. What's that? Was that the door? Shit.

Yep - you guessed it. Back out to the couch and the TV went on. I finally fell sound asleep around 2:00am. That 5:30 phone call came mighty early.

But don't I feel like a baby. Geez Louise. The good thing is I didn't get up and chain all the doors again (like last time). But you'd think a grown woman would be better at handling this shit.

I do think I'll be givin' myself a break from all this. I'm thinkin' the reading for the next few days will be pure smut. Plain and simple. THAT I can deal with a lot better than scarin' the shit outta myself!!!

Posted by Tammi at March 30, 2006 07:13 AM

I read a ton of books, and usually have a stack waiting for the first person who shows interest. Want me to send you some?

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at March 30, 2006 09:57 AM

I'd like to recommend something different... a quick 2 hrs or less.

Posted by: Oceanguy at March 30, 2006 11:32 AM

"I'm thinkin' the reading for the next few days will be pure smut."

So... you'll be stopping by my site a lot, then? :-)

Posted by: Harvey at March 30, 2006 02:05 PM

you need to go to the Barnes & Noble discount rack. they usually have a copy of The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. read it over and over and over. oh yeah, there's a sequel, too, and i hear she's gonna come out with a third...

Posted by: sarahk at March 30, 2006 02:37 PM

I remember when I was younger my mom went to see the movie Alien....she came home, turned every light on, locked every window and chained every door.

I did the same thing after watching SAW

Posted by: ktreva at March 30, 2006 08:26 PM

If you want a change, try Atlas Shrugged.

Posted by: Ogre at March 31, 2006 06:36 AM