So I haven't been reading much. This will likely make Kristie frothing mad since I'm currently neglecting Dreaming Of You by Lisa Kleypas - for which I can only say, it's not the book, it's me. I just can't seem to get into a groove. That said, I'm half in love with a secondary character, Lily, who is the heroine from the companion book, Then Came You. Anyone, anyone? The only thing I've heard about it from a couple of sources is "I liked it, but not as much as DOY." So is this bad boy worth tracking down? Opinions welcome, cause seriously I have a major girl-crush on Lily.
(There I go again, gushing about the heroine and ignoring the hunky hero beefcake. Typical)
I just need to sit my butt down and read. It's that simple, but my mind seems to be distracted by things like work, household drudgery and baseball. I need to find my inner-Jedi and clear my mind of all distractions.
I think I might have mentioned on the blog a time or two (or three) that I'm a little (OK, a lot) burnt out on English historicals. For a while I suspected it was overkill left over from my college days (where I earned a dusty degree in British history) - but now I think it's more likely that I'm sick of rich white people. I just have a hard time believing that only Dukes and Earls were capable of falling in love. That, and when it comes to Upstairs, Downstairs, I've always been more of a downstairs sort of girl. Even when I was "wasting my time" on that liberal arts degree that got me into library school. I was much more interested in learning about the working class than, say, the movers and shakers among the titled and politicos.
It's probably the ugly American in me. It probably also explains why I like westerns so darn much.
So needless to say I'm always on the lookout for English historicals that feature "the little people." Which means I've collected a ton of Lisa Kleypas books over the years. Frankly, she's the only one who consistently seems to explore the "lower" classes, which means the reader gets to see a bit of the English societal underbelly. And so far it's one of the main things I'm really enjoying about Dreaming Of You.
Yes Kristie, I'll keep reading.