Thursday, October 30, 2008

Reading Interrupted + Finished Challenge + Randomness

There is nothing like a misplaced hymen to jolt me out of a book. I'm reading Seize the Fire by Laura Kinsale right now. At about 150 pages in of what was shaping up to be great reading material, she lost me. She really lost me.

His fingers met the unbroken barrier inside her.

Me--> Say what? Groans loudly and rolls eyes. Keep reading, how much worse can it get?

Heat flashed through him, the desire to ram and force, to crush her, spread her, take her delicious sweetness in absolute possession.

Me--> ... the desire to ram and force, to crush her...? That much worse, huh?

Once the hero is abruptly reminded that his voluptuous little virgin is a princess and he will be killed if he passes that misplaced barrier that is, let's say... about four inches within her, he's out of steam and bloody mad.

Mr. Hero thinks he has problems? What about me? I'm left to rework the scene so that it makes anatomical sense. I'm also forced to blank ram and force, to crush her out of my mind just to be able to get on with the book.

In other news, I finished the RIP III Reading Challenge hosted by Carl V of Stainless Steel Droppings. This was my first year participating and I had fun reading two books that I probably wouldn't have if not for this challenge. For this challenge there were a few different reading options, I chose Peril of the Second which required that I read two darkly themed books and review them.

I completed:

Mina: The Dracula Story Continues by Marie Kiraly
Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Another book I read during the challenge time period that I did not include in the challenge, but really fits is Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn. I loved this book!

In just a day I will begin writing in the NaNoWriMo Challenge. NaNoWriMo covers the whole month of November or whenever I make it to 50k words. Since this is my first go at this challenge and I have no idea how time consuming it will become, I just want to apologize in advance if my blog posts come slower than my usual slowness. I don't know how much time I'll have for reading during the month of November.

Oh yeah, Jace has a drawing going on her blog for some pretty handmade book thongs. Go forth and enter!

Well, I'm off to carve a pumpkin and finish making my daughter's costumes for Halloween. Have a great weekend!


  1. I am joining NaNo for the first time myself :D Good luck!

  2. Hey, thanks for the mention. :-D Appreciate it a great deal. :-)

    I almost burst something laughing over "misplaced hymen". LOL I know, Kinsale lost me a couple of times too. ;-)

    Good Luck with NaNoWriMo. If I don't see you around, I KNOW what's going on. ;-)

  3. OMG that is bad, I don't know what I'd do if I stumbled across that in a book. I'd prob. flip a few pages and either info dump or put the book down for awhile.

  4. Good luck on the NaNoWriMo! If you need someone to cheer and encourage you, let me know :)

    and LOL about the hymen ^_^;

  5. You've just outlined the reason I don't read Kinsale. Blech.

    Hope this one gets better for you. Or, barring that, you at least get over the image those words produced. :P

  6. Good luck to you too, Katie!

    Jace- No problem. She's lost you too, huh? I'm glad to know I'm not alone.

    Scooper- I did put the book down, but it kept on bugging me so I had to blog about it. But the rest of the book is really good. It's just that one page. :(

    Thanks Nath! :)

    Holly, you don't like Kinsale? I love her most of the time. She has her moments though.

  7. Yikes! That hymen thing! The urge to ram and crush. Woo! NOT hot.

    Good luck on NANO