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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Little Porn Here... A Little Porn There...

So.... I was resisting posting this porn photo.  Only because I think I've finally gone overboard with my tbr pile.   I now have 54 books in my pile!

I am going to make a concerted effort to get the pile down and not let it get any higher!  I'm sure my amazon wish list will grow considerably.  Truth be known, I have about run out of room to put them.  I keep getting told to box up the ones I've read and put them in the basement.. and that's NOT going to happen!   Not even a consideration since the basement is very damp and would ruin the books.

Anyway.. you can see I have a variety here.  American Prince (Tony Curtis) is an autobiography and NIV (David Niven) a biography. In the Woods is a mystery, Dragonheart is Fantasy (not to be confused with the Dennis Quaid Dragonheart movie) and The Keystone Kid is a book about some of the very early movie actors in Hollywood.

I think the only reason I sent for the Tony Curtis book is that I saw him on the View talking about it. Although I've liked his movies (and he's also quite an artist) I never had that much interest in him.  Oh well, maybe it will surprise me! 

Right now I am reading another Mary Russell book by Laurie R King, Locked Rooms.  I thought I would do like the small meme that goes around and randomly open my book to any page, count down 10 lines and write the next few lines:

So I told him that someone I knew had died there, and with that his words began to flow.

It seemed that he was an insurance investigator looking into a death claim that might have been faked.  It also seemed that this corner was infamous as a killer of motorcars.

Indeed

He finished his cigarette, and by the looks of it the driver's flask, then with a tip of the grey fedora he climbed into the back of the van.  The other man slammed the door behind him and hurried around to the driver's side; in moments he had the van turned around and headed back north.

I'm glad there will be a new Mary Russell book out next April!!

On a totally different note..

We are having snow flurries!!   I do love to watch the first snow that sticks to the ground, but this is awfully early for snow!  Thankfully, it's just flurries and nothing is really sticking. We usually don't have a snow that amounts to anything much before Christmas, I hope it stays that way!

10 Comments:

Blogger Cath said...

I had a thing for Tony Curtis back when he was in that TV series with Roger Moore. I'm thinking he must have been in his forties then. I always seem to prefer men who have matured a bit. :-)

And I'm betting that David Niven biography will be fascinating. Is that new out or an older book? I remember reading his autobiography, The Moon's a Balloon. Very interesting indeed.

And yay for snow flurries! No sign of any here, apart from up in Scotland a couple of weeks ago, but they're forecasting cold weather for the weekend, so we'll see.

8:22 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Cath: liked Tony Curtis eh? lol.. I don't remember when I sent for it but I've had his autograph for a really long time!
You like snow??? I like to watch it but don't like to shovel it or travel in it! lol

9:03 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Yay for porn!!! That's not something you get to say too often :p I've been having a McCaffrey craving lately! I need to go read the next Pern book. I just dread going back to that tiny, tiny, tiny print in the damn book club edition that I got. And I love the cover for In The Woods! Very simple, but cool!

1:08 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

chris: Ohhh, I hope you do read the next book! though it will be really hard for me not to pester you to at least finish the first trilogy by reading "the white dragon" which is the best of the three and is the book that made McCaffrey famous.

6:57 AM  
Blogger madcobug said...

By all means keep those books out of the basement. Hugs, Helen

10:36 AM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

LMAO. I wouldn't box up my books either! I do try to cut back on buying as much as possible since my library has a good selection and doesn't mind inter-loaning some for me. No snow here yet but I wouldn't be too surprised if there were some while we're in Georgia next month!

7:28 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Helen: oh I plan on it!

Tink: ohhh I hope you don't get snow...err, unless you want it of course.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

I am so jealous of your snow! They've had some teasing forecasts here but no actual snow. It isn't too early for me, it is past due!!! :)

Love the porn. I was thinking of you when I saw that McCaffrey book in the bookstore the other day.

2:50 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Carl: awww, glad something reminds others of me! lol.. I should finish the McCaffrey book tonight or tomorrow the latest.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I just bought In the Woods too! It's been getting rave reviews....and I love the book porn. I love that I buy as many books as I do, and I adore that book bloggers buy as many as they do! I consider that a book bought is money for publishing as well as the author, and that means more books will be published, so I love to see books coming home with people! When are you planning on reading In the Woods?
PS my TBR pile tipped over a long time ago!

5:48 PM  

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