My solution is to stay positive, stay upbeat, and blog about something happy like love and romance novels. And to leave you with these thoughts: positivity never hurt anybody. Be good to each other Romancelandia peeps. Hug your loved ones a little tighter, and don't let a wasted moment go by where you can kiss them, tell them how important they are to you, how life is a little better, a little easier, a little brighter, because you have each other.
I have a new post up over at Heroes & Heartbreakers, and surprise, surprise - it's about historical romance. What would I love to see more of in historical romances? Head on over and read Please Madam, May I Have Some More? to find out.
Spectre, the latest James Bond / Daniel Craig offering, which I finally saw yesterday.
Final verdict: It wasn't terrible, but I was underwhelmed. Probably a B- underwhelmed. Here's my review in bullet points:
- I miss Judi Dench. A lot. Craig / Fiennes just don't have the same chemistry.
- Monica Belluci is criminally underutilized.
- There needed to be buckets more Craig / Waltz on screen together.
- I never cared for the Moneypenny character in the old movies but love how they've rewritten her in the new movies.
- The opening sequence. Mexico City during Día de Muertos = inspired. Horrible blue screen during helicopter sequence = really, really not good. They couldn't have thrown some more money at that to make the blue screen look less obvious?
- I think I liked it better than Quantum of Solace, but nowhere near the caliber of Casino Royale or Skyfall. QoS grew on me after I rewatched it - I'm hoping Spectre follows the same pattern.
Stating the obvious, good golly I have a ton of books. Between an addiction to used bookstores, library sales, and the multitude of books I get at conferences - it's no wonder I have TBR anxiety. I finally admitted some hard truths to myself and got rid of things I know I'd never read. Yes, you may be one of my favorite authors but I'm just not going to read your paranormals. I read so few single title contemporaries, why did I pick this one up again? Cutesy sounding historicals - that ship has sailed. And on and on I went. I didn't count, but I think I easily ended up weeding out a couple of hundred (did I stutter?). Now it's just a matter of stealing boxes from work, taking them in to work, and finding them new homes. Hopefully somewhere they won't be neglected.