Soup Dish: on my mind this week
✽So before the cookie madness even got all the way done, I had planning underway for the annual multi-troop spring camp-out. This year it was earlier than ever (we have a lottery for dates) and we were in an outdoor unit, so I had some extra anxiety about all the girls staying warm enough. It went off ok, and really the best thing about campouts is that first shower afterward. Steamy.
What I'm reading
✽I got caught up on Thea Harrison's next-to-last release, Night's Honor, and then read the ARC for Midnight's Kiss. I just love that whole series. I think it's getting better and better, honestly, and I love how distinctive the heroines in particular are. Nothing cookie-cutter about these characters.
✽My favorite read this week was Jeffe Kennedy's Under His Touch. Stop me if you've heard this before: powerful, wealthy businessman dom; young ingenue girl working in the building falls for him-- OK, I'm stopping you, because this one is different. She actively pursues him, and he doesn't abuse his economic power position, and actually has ethical pangs over the whole thing. Weird, amirite? Beautiful balance of sexual tension and "payoff" (heh) scenes, which are hot, hot, hot. Confession: I read it twice.
✽I also read Julie Moffett's No One Lives Twice, which I got from the RT14 Carina thumbdrive. It turned out to be a non-romance but a pretty fun mystery, and apparently the first in a series of a Girl Hacker/Spy sort of thing. Not quite what I was expecting, but overall I couldn't complain -- great twisty plot, good pacing, liked the characters. Plenty of romantic potential -- sexy options abound for the Girl Hacker, but no HEA as of this volume.
✽I just finished slogging through a paranormal romance called My Familiar Stranger, by Victoria Danann. It was totally uneven with some of the klunkiest damn narrative, and I can't figure out why I liked it, but I kept on turning pages and I mostly liked it. There was a completely unsupported twist at the end that might've made it a wallbanger, but it was literally like the last paragraphs, so whatever and WTF.
Outlander Watch... Och. I canna wait for Jamie and Claire onscreen.
✽Only a week left! There are some teasers on the Starz site if you want to whet your appetite.