2. If you didn't catch the TFIOS referrance in the above paragraph - it's there. I actually haven't read TFIOS, at first because my mother read it and was fed up with his lack of medical research and that you can't actually get stage IV thyroid cancer (she should know, she had thyroid cancer), and then because everyone else was reading it and if something gets labeled as OH MY GOSH THIS IS THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD AND EVERYONE SHOULD READ/WATCH/LOVE IT before I get to it well... then out of principle, I cannot read/watch/love it. Because everyone else. I do know the whole plot line and get all the insider jokes and references, so hey, I'm not missing out on all the fun! Maybe when the hype dies down I'll read it.
3. On a coworkers recommendation, I tried coconut iced coffee the other day. Oh my word... it's like putting the beach in your coffee. Why have I never tried that before???? As long as we are on the iced coffee tangent, I'm trying my hand at cold brewing coffee. I'll let you know how that goes!
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5. It's a little frustrating when you find a book with a great plot idea, but poor execution and writing. I found All Right Here, by Carre Armstrong Gardner and while I loved the idea of a couple, unable to have children, who find three abandoned kids and take them in and struggle with the question of can someone else's children ever really become your own... it just wasn't a well written book. The book mostly stayed with Ivy, the wife, but occasionally flitted to a random subplot with her twin sister Laura and then once in a while gave a random chapter from the mom's pov which really had no bearing on the plot and no plot of it's own. The husband got a tiny bit of POV near the end, but I would have loved to have seen so much more from him. It also suffered, from what I've termed "Christian writer syndrome".... where it's not marketed as "Christian fiction" but it tries to be subtle and ends up being blatantly obvious and a little forced. Again, great story idea, just not very well done.
6. I have pressured my sister into doing a fashion shoot because she's beautiful and she got some new clothes and she never does fashion shoots. *smirks* So I will leave you now to go torture - I mean, photograph her. Until next time!