Friday, November 6, 2009
Posted by Liane Gentry Skye
Books and shoes.
Honestly, can a girl ever have too many of either?
Although my TBR stack could easily warrant its own zip code, and I have enough shoes to shod the Rockettes--twice, I'm making like a man and looking for something new. Something sexy. Fun.
But I'm finding that my TBR pile and my shoe rack have something in common. They're lovely to look at, delightful tempations, but chances are, many of them may go unread/unworn for some time.
Because lately, I'm wanting something that's not in either.
Granted, I'm a paranormal girl through and through, but also I'm longing to read a bit more about home-grown heroines than the kick-ass, demon chasing, vampire slaying bad girls I've leaned toward in recent years.
The magic I'm longing for right now is simpler, more heart felt. Kitchen magic, like that in Tracey Madison's Taste of Magic and the homespun magic protrayed in ensuing novels in the series. I like this series because while there's yummy romance involved, her books have the flavor of good women's fiction. Large stories with heart, if you will. Ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances. Women like you and me.
I also want to laugh. A lot. So I'm captivated with Dakota Cassidy's books right now for all the aforementioned reasons combined with Dakota's ability to make me giggle-snort until my Kindle shorts out from all the tears falling on it.
So comfort, laughter, and of course, magic. :) That's what I'm looking for. With that in mind, help me go shopping.
Who else should I add to my TBR pile?
My kick-ass heroines and uber-alpha heroes will stay with me. But for right now, I want simpler. Quieter. Bigger stories that feel like home. That and a really comfy, yet sexy, pair of shoes that I might actually wear.
Are you finding your reading tastes changing? Is it a sign of the times, or is it just that my feet are killing me? ;)
On an aside, I am officially in the semifinals for Dorchester's America's Next Best Celler contest at textnovel. Thanks to everyone for their reads, reviews, comments and votes. MUSE STRUCK would not be the book it is today without all the amazing reader input.
Here's hoping I make the top ten finalist list on or around Nov. 16. All of the top twenty stories are simply amazing. Ya ought go check 'em out.