Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Risa Green

Going through my picture folder, I found afew lonely photos of books which I took for no good reason. Here's a pic of Tales from the Crib.

Tales from the Crib~

Risa Green writes a negative (but funny) story about pregnancy (Notes from the Underbelly) and being a mother (Tales from the Crib).


Though negative, this book is hilarious. I got laughs out of the many situations Lara Stone caught herself in when she's pregnant and also while being the world's worst mother. It's a refreshing read for me. Most pregnant ladies or first-time mothers in romances that I read about are very usually happy with their situation.

Crapping done.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Smile baby.

*Smile baby*

Note the smiley face? It's just the cutest thing I've ever saw in my romances. This is a page from P.J. Mellor's anthology Give Me More. It's part of a note that the hero left for the heroine. It's sooo cute. Did I mention before that P.J. Mellor's heroes are the cutest?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Magical Mail from Lucinda Betts.

The past tuesday evening, I received a snail mail from the lovely Lucinda Betts (yes, the wonderful Aphrodisia author) and it costed her a freaking US$6.

The envelope which must have seen better days.

She is really, really, really, really nice enough to send me a copy of Moon Shadow:

Too hot to handle~!
And autographed it too:

All for me!

That's my real name, starting with the "S".

I've also shamelessly requested for a separate little piece of paper to be autographed so that I can stick it on my own copy of Pure Sex. And I got a cute heart-shaped post-it:

Purple Heart

Pure Sex!

That's all I've expected out of the mail. Really. But I forgot I'm dealing with a very generous author here:

4 Book Marks!

To my surprise, included in the mail too are four bookmarks featuring Lucinda Betts' works! All autographed too!

There's also the the cover art for Lucinda Betts' up-coming release The Supplicant. I like the purple. And yes, also autographed!

The Supplicant Cover~

The inside of the cover of The Supplicant :

The Supplicant Cover Inside~

And lastly, a printed excerpt of The Supplicant is also included!:

The Supplicant excerpt in print!!

If not for the fact that I'm still young and very *cough *cough* healthy, I would have gotten a heart attack when I got all these.

Anyway, thanks again Ms Lucinda Betts , you are really a wonderful lady! You made my day!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Sims read romances.

I've enjoyed playing The Sims 2 for a long time. It's a game where you "create your own houses, neighborhoods, Sims, and family dynasties-then watch it all come to life". Basically the player controls the Sims and how he/she lives his/her life. What I enjoy letting my Sims do (other than jumping into leaf piles and getting them bitten by vampires), is making them read.

Reading is fun~

Reading increases the Sims fun meter although it happens slower than while using the computer or while watching their plasma TV.

I never really thought that my Sims read romances too until a few hours ago, when I rotated the camera to have a peak at the book cover:

Sims reads romances!!

It just looks so much like a typical romance cover. Knowing that my Sims reads romances, it definately added to my enjoyment of the game.

Another screenshot here:


The Sim seemed to be shocked. Bondage perhaps?

Sunday, June 3, 2007

The most book-friendly bookmark ever.

Quite some time ago, while taking a ride on the bus, I saw a lady seated, whiping out her chinese novel from her handbag, and then proceed to open the book to the page which is marked with a tissue paper. I was wowed at that time, because some advantages came to my mind when I saw that:

  • It's super soft. So it does no bodily harm to your precious book at all. (I hate book clips even if they're of pretty designs.)

  • Saves you the headache of choosing which particular bookmark to use if you own lots of pretty bookmarks.

  • It's damn cheaper than any fancy bookmarks at the stores. (Those at Borders are extremely beautiful, I was always tempted to buy them.)

  • Ideal to use especially when reading outdoors, or while travelling. It can be easily replaced when lost. And saves you buckets of tears. (I remember losing a self-made bookmark at school about 8 years back. My heart still breaks thinking about it.)
So there. This may not be a world-class arguement, but I still thought tissues make great bookmarks. Or maybe just about any soft cloth. But one has to wash them. Tissues are disposable.