Shannon Stacey

Archive for January, 2011

Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie

Maybe This TimeMaybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I put off reading this for quite a while because of the ghosts. I’m a Crusie fan (though I prefer her older categories most of all) but ghosts? Really?

Then I saw it on Audible.com and grabbed it on a whim. I’m not as picky about the audiobooks that keep me company while I clean as I am about the ones I sit and devote precious reading time … Read More »

The Blanket of Doom

Come winter, the single most prized possession in the Stacey household is the Blanket of Doom. Our Blankets of Doom are not typical fleece blankets. My mom works in an upscale decorating/design shop-type place and she got them for us over time because using her discount made them actually affordable. We have several in throw size and one queen-sized brown version I call the Chocolate Blanket of Doom that’s so extreme we don’t actually use it on a bed. When … Read More »

When only paper will do

At 6:00 this morning I went to my refrigerator to get the milk for my first coffee of the day and thought…oh crap.

I think that fairly often while standing at my fridge, but usually it’s because I forgot to get milk or because the pile of elementary school art projects and empty gift bags I’m just sure I’ll reuse are about to come down on my head in an avalanche of paper. This morning it was because … Read More »

Marry Me by Jo Goodman

Marry Me (Reidsville, #2)Marry Me by Jo Goodman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. I really did, but…

That’s the thing. There’s a slight lingering “but” that I can’t shake. (Ha. Can’t shake my but? Sorry.) Anyway. I recommend the book, but I recommend going into it as revisiting the town of Reidsville more than a straight-up romance. There’s actually very little conflict related to the primary romance arc.

And, if I was the heroine, I don’t think … Read More »

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