To write a book????

I want to write a book that inspires while making people laugh.  My fiance just deployed and one of my friends said I had to read the book “Confessions of a Military Wife” by Mollie Gross.  Now I am only part of the way through the book but I am in LOVE!!! I can completely relate to the author in some very creepy ways; not only because of having some similar experiences but also we fell in love with our Marine for the same reasons.  So of course, immediately I am comfortable and interested in reading about what she has to say, because I want to know what I have to look forward to!  The best part of this book is that she makes everything so funny and the same things that she finds funny are the same things I giggle about, which make them hysterical!!!

So I guess in order to write a book that will inspire along with making people laugh, I need to make a book that will inspire me and make me laugh.  Now, what to write about????  I can’t do the military thing because I barely understand it myself, in fact I call myself a military illiterate!  Maybe I can write a book about trying to survive ……..  Well I guess you’ll have to wait and find out what I survive!!!  And hey if I don’t then maybe it can be a book about how not to survive!!  Wish me luck!!

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Who knew!

So I was packing up my bookcases because I will be moving soon, and I started looking through all the different books that I have.  Most of them romances (I know shocker!!) and I realized how many different kinds of romances there actually are.  I have some that are the, I guess traditional romances; you know the ones you picture with Fabio on the cover; though I really don’t have a lot of those (I’m really not one for the damsel in distress kind of book). Then I have some that have a bit of Sci-Fi to them, you know dragons, supernatural powers and vampires.  Then I have my favorite which a comical and have a bit of mystery in them.  Those make up the majority of my collecting.  While I was packing them  up (all 3 huge boxes worth, I feel sorry for the person that will be lifting those boxes) I realized that I have books to fit my every mood.  I can go to my book cases and immediately pick out the book that will best suit the mood that I am in.  I have my own mini bookstore!!  Which I love because I change moods on a daily bases (this can also be a problem when it’s the end of the week and time to clean up cause I find 5 books scattered throughout the house)!!  My mom always says that I should just go to the library to get the books because I read them so quickly and then buy some more that I am just wasting my money but honestly I love my books.  I love to come home from a long day go to my bookcase and pick any book off the self and dive into a new story.  I may already know the story but it is still a great story and oh so perfect for the mood that I am in.  If I’m feeling a little lonely I’ll pick out a book that will either make me laugh out loud (because who cares I’m alone!!) or a book that will make me feel comforted.  If I’m feeling a little vengeful (rarely happens I swear!) I’ll get a book with a lot of mystery where the female leads gets the bad guy in the end!!  I am telling you I never realized how perfect it was to have so many different types of romance novels.  They each have a different flavor to them but in the end they all have some romance too, (because of course every book needs a little romance)!

Published in: on 30/05/2010 at 02:35  Leave a Comment  
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The Bad Side to Romance Novels

I know that I haven’t posted anything recently but that is all because I have been trying to make it through this semester in school.  I am almost done 2 more exams and then I have one more semster before graduation!  Woo Hoo!!  Even with all that going on I have still found the time to read a few books.  I found this series written by an author that I have read before.  Her other books were great so I had no reason to bought that these wouldn’t be good too.  But WOW!  This book was not a romance novel it was a sex book.  In every chapter there was sex and once you to got to the end there was still more sex.  I know that I like romance novels but there still needs to be a story there.  Not just two people meet and then there is sex going on.  I skipped reading half the book because I was just trying to find the story in the book.  If I could I’d like to get my money back.  Anyone can write a steamy sex scene but it takes an author to write a romance novel.  There has to be a memorable meeting and a building attraction to one another, there should be a fight for affections.  That’s what makes a good romance.

I like mine to have a murder mystery vibe to them too.  Rachel Gibson wrote a great short series which was about 4 authors that were friends and each book goes into one of their lives.  The best part is that each book is written in the style of that particular author, a True Crime, Murder Mystery, Romance and Science Fiction.  These are great books! At least in my opinion.  That is the beauty of reading though, what I like others might not.

However if there is no story to follow then you might as well just call the book porn.  It’s books like that, that give Romance Novels a bad name.  That is what most people already think about Romance Novels, so books like that are just perpetuating the cycle.  Come on authors do you really think that is a good book?  Having read other stories that are soo much better than this book to me it just seems like laziness on the authors part. I need a book with more substance than just sex.  Books like this are the bad side to Romance Novels.

Published in: on 14/12/2009 at 19:17  Leave a Comment  
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Drawn to Distraction

I have ADD and I am an avid animal lover.  SO when I read a book that has a dog in it, I am definitely in to it!!! Well I just finished reading a book and in this book the women gets kidnapped! While she’s walking her dog!!!.  I am sorry but after that scene knowing they didn’t take the milo-and-otis2dog, all I could think about was where is the dog!!  Please someone go back for the dog!! (Yes I am well aware that this is a book.)  I don’t think that I paid attention to anything that was said until the guy sent someone to find the dog.  I wonder if this happens to other people as well.  I do it with movies too.  I will fast forward to make sure that the animal will be ok.  But if a person is in that same situation I just keep watching.  Is something wrong with me?  I mean I cannot watch that Milo and Otis movie cause it is just too much for me.  Also that movie Homeward Bound, even though I know that everything will turn out ok because I’ve seen it before. I just can’t!!  This book that I was reading was a Vampire book so it had a lot of interest but all I could think about was WHERE WAS THE DOG!!!!  There was this movie I saw on tv, I can’t rememeber the name but this woman had two weimarane0810091315-00r dogs.  The woman, the dogs, oh and the other people that were with them had to go under water and swim to get out of this place.  The people and the woman came up but the dogs didn’t make it.  (I started crying, Yes that’s right!) Then the woman went to save them, the dogs came back up but the woman died. (I didn’t shed a tear for her.) Seriously is there something wrong with me!!!!!!  In case you didn’t know I do have a dog and a cat.  They entertain my life, along with the books.  I can’t help that I have a huge soft spot in my heart for animals!!  So I guess you could say that I am easily drawn to distraction!!!

Is it Wrong to Like a Little Romance?

Ok so I don’t have a problem admitting that I like to read romance novels!!  My boyfriend makes fun of me because when he thinks about those kinds of books all he sees is the Fabio style books with a guy on a horse with no shirt and a helpless damsel.  But if you fabioread romance novels you know that they aren’t all like that!  Some have very strong women that with the help of a man figure out a problem.  Or in some cases a woman that deserves nothing but the love that she should be given.  I read romances because I am a hopeless romantic!! I can’t help but always see the good in people and see the romantic side to a story.

Some might suggest that reading a romance novel is the same thing as reading a Penthouse Magazine or Playboy.  I disaplayboy_covergree with this completely, a romance novel sparks the imagination you have to read the words and interpret them on your own to come up with your own picture in your head.  I think with Playboy magazines you don’t really have to picture anything, it’s all laid out there for you.  What is left to imagine?  I may be getting that all wrong it may be different for a guy, but that’s how I see it.  I won’t lie and say that some of the scenes in the books do make my blood pressure go up, but I figure it’s in a good way.  I mean I don’t look down on a guy that looks at those magazines, but please don’t look down on me for reading these books.

There is more to a romance novel than just the sex scenes too.  Some are about murders, and are very thrilling, some are about history and some are humorous.  You have to look beyond the cover and the title of the book.  Most of the time those are deliberately steamy as a way to draw you in.  If in fact you are ashamed of the book you are reading you can always tear off the cover of a not so steamy book and replace the one that is currently on the book.  Though I don’t recommend that you do that with a book that you borrowed from a friend or the library.  But I do hope that someday youCode Name Princess will not be ashamed that you read romance novels.

I do think it is quite funny to watch the women that are ashammed to be walking down the romance isle.  They will either use the hurrying method which is  walk as quickly through as possible and grab a book as they go without really looking at it, or they will use the hop method where they will hop in to the isle at the ends and grab a book before hoping back out.  I tell you people take more pride in what you reading, if your really that embarassed go online (they invited this great little website called amazon.com, you can order as many books as you want.) Trust me when I say it is worth it to find a book that you will enjoy and you can get it in the privacy of your own home!!

Published in: on 31/07/2009 at 17:37  Comments (5)  
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Murder She Wrote

As I mentioned in my previous post I someday want to be a writer.  My problem is, is that I have all these great ideas but once I have them I don’t know where to go with them.  I love murder mysteries with a little bit of romance involved, but the problem is I want it to be different and new.  Honestly how many times can you write a story where someone gets killed and an uninvolved party solves the case?  That was always my problem with Murder She Wrote (my mom loves that show), that poor woman couldn’t even go visit a family member without someone dropping dead.  And evenmurdershewrote when the police are trying to solve it, she just happens to see something or hear something that helps her solve the case.  I mean seriously there comes a time when I just wouldn’t leave my house anymore because of all the death around me!!

So my basic problem I love murder mysteries but it has to be something new and different that people are willing to pick up and read.  I love books!!! What attracts me to a book is the Title, sadly I pick my beer and wine the same way.  It can lead to some pretty sticky situations.  Janet Evanovich, who is one of my all time favorite authors!, doesn’t seem to have this problem.  In fact, she has written a 15 book murder mystery series that I can’t wait to pick up.  It’s never the same story and it’s always an interesting title.  I have read every single book that she has ever written!! How she comesone_money up with her stuff I will never know, but I hope that I can figure it out.  She always makes you laugh out loud whenever reading her books (which I should advise that you should be careful when reading her books in public because of the side effect of random out bursts of laughter.) I think that laughter is an important element in the writing but you can’t try to be funny or it ends up coming across as fake, it should be natural and just flow from you.  I think that I am a pretty funny person but having it come across in my writing is difficult.  I’m working on my writing and I think I will post some sample of my writing to hopefully get some feedback.  If you looking for a great read One for the Money by Janet Evanovich is a good one!!

Published in: on 30/07/2009 at 04:59  Comments (9)  
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