I’m rounding out the end of Sloe Ride and I know I’ve not spent a lot of time here. On Facebook I’ve posted links and photos of stuff. And really should post more here. So, pull up a chair and maybe let’s spend a few minutes.
Got a photo from a reader named James Thomas. It’s a picture of my books in his college’s library. I got all awwwwwww… mostly because it is a library! Not even so much as MY books but a LIBRARY!
I have such a special place in my heart for libraries. Back when I was a zoglet, monies were scarce. They didn’t have to be but that’s a story for another confessional…and not really my story to tell but combined with the lack of money was a…dismissal of reading as anything important.
Actually it was less of a dismissal and more of an aggressive dislike and reading was discouraged.
So… I found solace in libraries. And also garage sales. To this day, I love swap meets, garage sales and street markets because for a few quarters, I could stock up my brain for a couple of weeks. Libraries meant being responsible and having to find a way back, not an easy thing to do when one is under 10. And school libraries didn’t really let you borrow five books at a time—go figure. But public libraries were great and back then, they forgave a lot of fines, especially when you’re a grubby child obviously hungry for anything with words in it.
I read everything. Hell, I spent an entire day in the back of a truck reading a tutorial cookbook about making sausage… I still to this day wonder how a plum and duck meat sausage tastes. I’ve had the apple and chicken.
So libraries… so much like a temple where one can find pieces of peace and enlightenment.
There you go. Libraries.
Sloe Ride… ah, the monkey on my back… this is a different read. Aren’t they all? The romance between Rafe and Quinn isn’t a fiery one. No, it’s a slow-burning joining. I’ve not written that before so the challenge is laying down a good solid foundation of their friendship first and then slowly layer on love.
Much like applying a really good butter cream onto moist cake.
So that’s where I am today. The cat is a cat. Tam the Diabetic went in for a check up and yep, all the tests came back positive…he’s a cat.
Oh and I was going to tell you something and now just TOTALLY forgot. Really. It was semi-important or cool. OH! Yes.
NOH8 shoot tomorrow. WOOOOT! I take horrible pictures but hey, I shall do my best!
17 thoughts on “Sausage!”
I can’t wait for Sloe Ride, when will it be on Amazon
Probably right after it’s up on DSP….sometime in Sept. Amazon is a weird and mysterious place. *nods*
Have fun at the NOH8 shoot! And, hey, if they can make me look semi good (I do not take good photos), they’re not going to have a problem with you!
Hah you are gorgeous.
Excitement all around!
I share your love of libraries. I’ve always felt relaxed & comfortable around books. Book stores are great too. Really looking forward to Sloe Ride. Love your books. 🙂
They are soooooo awesome! 😀
I love libraries. I spent every Saturday there as a child while my grandma had her hair done. I couldn’t wait to go and hated to leave. I remember how excited I was when I graduated from the kids section to the adult one. But it was all great. Until recently, after I bought my first kindle, I still went to the library once a week, the only way I could afford my reading habit. They are great places.
They are such a great resource for the avid bookworm.
I would be so lost without libraries. I am disabled, so I read like 10-13 books a week, so I’m completely serious. I do also buy a lot of books on Amazon, but I could never afford that many every week! By the way, I do buy yours, which are always keepers. Really can’t wait for Sloe Ride! Hurry, hurry, hurry!
See, you should be a reviewer for a blog. They’d LOVE you 😀
agreed, libraries are temples.
LOVE this post (and the little peek into part of your story. <3 ). I share all the love for libraries. They are havens for so many people. And, as the parent of a special needs kids whose love of reading is immeasurable, libraries are a saving grace. If we had to buy all the books he reads we'd eat nothing but Ramen noodles! lol
*hugs* I’m going to try posting real stuff more often. Thing is, I’m just boring! *grins*
Nope, you’re never boring!!