I always have perfectly good intentions to write blog posts while I'm gone, but I get distracted---
How can one NOT get distracted by these cuties?
Luigi and the Bumble Bee.
BUT---more about them later (much much more)
Today is Tuesday--- which means I'll be joining up with Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea and her First Chapter, First Paragraph
Where, bloggers post the first paragraph of a book they are thinking of reading --- and get everyone's opinion to see if it grabbed them from the beginning or not.
Click here to join the fun!
Fear twisted Dominic Stanton's stomach,compressed his chest until his breath came shallow and quick.
He told himself he was being a fool. A fool and a coward. He was a Stanton, for Christ's sake. In less than two months he would be nineteen years old. Men his age--younger, much younger--went off to war.
What do you think?
Should I keep reading?
This is my truth!: We drove for 13 hours yesterday---back from Arizona and I came to work this morning WITHOUT my book, to copy the paragraph on this post.
BUT, as luck would have it (I live in Nevada, we believe in luck--lady luck and all that jazz) there was an Amazon package waiting for me here at work with this book in it!
It's a regency, romance, mystery.
Not my usual fare, BUT, there is great character development in the series and they are a quick fun read.
When I was a young bride (I was 18 when I got married) I used to read a lot of historical romances. (Our son Luke is named after a character in a book called "The Wildest Heart". The Handyman does not know this-- he just liked the name Lucas when I brought it up. Shhhhhh...... )
Where was I? Oh yes, I used to read historical romance and the Handyman liked to camp and hike. I was 18-- I used to imagine that I was in a historical romance and was being FORCED to hike, and the Handyman would come and save me.
He, of course, didn't know any of this. He was a much older mature man of 24.(this age difference didn't mean as much in 1977, as it does in today's world. It was more common place)
He just wanted to hike 8 miles up a mountain to look at a lake.
I had to put myself in an imaginary world to do that.
Oh Handyman, Handyman, please give me a drink from your canteen, my lips are parched! If you give me a drink, I'll give you...
Handyman: WHAT?? Hurry up there are people behind you--they need to get past.
Oh Handyman Handyman, there are big old horse flies biting my delicate skin! If you be nice and shoo them away, I'll be nice and...
Handyman: WHAT?? We just have a couple miles to go--if you didn't go so slow, we'd be there by now.
(sigh) He's always been much more practical and down to earth than I.
My point is--that I did used to read romance novels. And then I quit for some reason. (maybe because they are all basically the same)
BUT, when I go back today 30+ years later and read them--they are fun again!!
So, YES, I'll keep reading!!
and to bring it all back around---our son Luke/Lucas--named after Half-breed*, Lucas Cord of Rosemary Rogers' The Wildest Heart, is the father of Luigi and the Bumble Bee!
See where books can get you?
*my disclaimer. In historical romances and well as regency (another word for British historical romances) it is important to point out the 'different than norm' of the main characters. This seems to give them some kind of 'pull'. Like we always root for the underdog? So, yes I was being sarcastic when I wrote Half-breed, but yet... he was. And he was tall, dark and Handsome!!