I have a bunch of random, most likely useless, thoughts swimming around in my head and wanted to blog about some of them. Consider that your warning.
First, like how totally awesome was that Super Bowl last night? Not only was it a fantabulous game, but the Patriots lost! Let's put it in perspective for longtime Bat Cave readers. You know how much I hate the Yankees? I hate the Patriots more. Yes, more. I know, it doesn't seem possible. But while I have a grudging respect for some in the Yankee organization (Jeter, Posada, Mariano, Bernie before they kicked his ass out the door), I hate, loathe and downright despise everything about the Patriots. It also doesn't help matters that my Buffalo Bills are in their division and have been stuck in Mediocre Hell. They're not even bad, they're just boring. Sometimes I think boring is worse.
My reading has slowed to a crawl. It took me a week to read Yours, Mine...Or Ours? by Karen Templeton, a Harlequin-length novel for cripes sake. And I loved the book, so it's not like it was a slog or anything. No, just my real life is getting in the way. Work has been slightly chaotic because we're thisclose to opening a new library and it's been a total time suck.
Speaking of Karen Templeton, I downloaded a few more of her titles this weekend - A Husband's Watch, Baby Steps, Pride and Pregnancy. Here's an indication of how much I've enjoyed her last two books - I bought one title that has a satanic looking baby on the cover and another that features the "Whoops! We Had Sex Once And Now I'm Knocked Up" plot device. That's saying something folks.
April 5th is just around the corner and that means it's time for Literary Orange. For those of you who live around Orange County, California, this event is worth checking out. It's a day filled with authors, discussion, book signings and food. I'm once again going to be moderating the romance panel discussion and I hand-picked all of the authors this year (Go Team Me!). Sylvia Day, Susan Squires and Mary Castillo will be joining me, which I think makes a wonderfully diverse group. Also for those who read outside of romance there's some other really great authors lined up. To name just a few - Elizabeth George, Janet Fitch, Stephen J. Cannell (the guy who gave us the A-Team y'all!), Larry Niven, Susan Vreeland, Earlene Fowler, and Denise Hamilton. Plus, you can rub elbows with me - The Super Librarian! Cost is $75 for the day-long event, but trust me, you'll make up that cost in the authors attending and the food. Last year there was an incredible amount of food. I might bring along an extra purse this year. Of course this also means I have homework reading coming up. I want to read more by Squires and Castillo, but I've never read Day before. Time to pull her out of the TBR...