Just thought I'd do a little update regarding my new job. It's, umm, quite boring :). I can't read. I can't sit. There is no computer to surf the net. I'm supposed to be doing nothing but smiling and saying hi and trying to sell calenders to those walking by. Well, that's easier said than done!
I had to get a little creative, since I'm not allowed to tote my purse down to the kiosk...not sure why...but that's okay...you see I had a note book in there. I thought maybe I could pass some of the time writing. I'm sure that wouldn't be allowed either, but I had to try :). I was fumbling around under the cash register and found some paper...rolls of register tape to be exact. And well, I used some of that to write on :).
The next day, because I didn't want to get in trouble for using that paper, since it wasn't mine, I took my own! I have this rectagular pad that hangs on the fridge and so I tore off some sheets and folded them nicely in my pocket. Sounds silly, but even though I'm only there for about 3 hours, I need something to to break up the monotony of my shift.
Today, I managed to write up most of a review, and then I thought, hmmm, maybe I could write a lits of the top ten books that come to mind that I've read this year. And this is the whole point of my post! In no particular order, just the order they popped in my head, here are the top ten books that stood out the most today while I worked! :)
1. Karen Ranney - A Scotsman in Love
(When the hero and heroine finally become intimate with their first kiss, it's a scene that sent those amazing tingly zings from my head to my toes! And it made me cry!)
2. Amanda McIntire - The Diary of Cozette
(Oh, I just loved reading about Cozette, and her sexual explorations and growth.)
3. Megan Hart - Broken
(Well, this one left me emotionally drained. Very intense reading for me.)
4. C.L. Wilson - Queen of Song and Souls
(Hmmm, CL Wilson! Need I say more :)?)
5. Pati Nagle - The Betrayal
(This one always stays with me becasue I think it's neat that the antagonists are worth rooting for just as much as the protagonists. And the antagonist is on the cover!)
6. Denise Rossetti - The Flame and The Shadow
(I really loved the element of Gray's Shadow. Very different and unique. Added a super touch!)
7. Eve Silver - Seduced by a Stranger
(Her books are always stored closely away. This one both fascinated and blew me away. I love her Gothic Historicals.)
8. Anne Bishop - The Shadow Queen
(It's Anne Bishop and I love anything the woman writes! And I'm always thinking about what is going to happen with Cassidy and Gray in the next book, Shalador's Lady.)
9. G.A. Aiken - What a Dragon Should Know
(If you haven't read this series, you should! Gwenvael is one of the best hero's I've read. He's just so funny!)
10. Leanna Renee Hieber - The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker
(Man, that is one mouthful of a title...But I love it! And I love the book. It's sweet, with a bit of a Gothic moodiness to it.)
What are a few books that come to mind right away of books you read this year?