Jennifer Lyon

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
Weekend Roundup

Hey guys! We went through eight (8!!!) bags of candy for Halloween. The adorable little (and big) monsters cleaned us out. And I learned something new about myself — I love Twix bars. How have I been missing out on this delightful treats? Cookie, caramel and chocolate all in one? This is a deadly combination for me. I might as well pull the solid crisco fat out of the pantry and layer it directly on my thighs.

And I absolutely refuse to discuss the Strawberry Beignet I ate on Sunday when I was out with Biker Witch. That was not my fault, but part of my “try new things” plan. Of course, this plan doesn’t include new exercise, LOL! Okay I do plan on increasing my exercise as soon as I’m physically able :-)

Anyway, Halloween was good here and hope it was great for all of you.

Now lets talk about reading. I’m reading PRISONER by Annika Martin and I’m so sucked in. The things is, I should NOT like this book. It’s a dubious consent book, but the psychology of the heroine’s attraction and growing attachment to her kidnapper rings true to me.  So while reading this, I’m having this internal dialogue with myself about how I shouldn’t like this book, yet I keep reading. As a writer, I think it’s freaking awesome. A writer who is essentially capturing my attention against my will.

Just like when I read MISERY by Stephen King years ago. OMG that book terrified me and yet I couldn’t stop reading.

Does this ever happen to you guys? Do you get sucked into a book almost against your will?

And how was your Halloween and weekend?

8 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    November 3rd, 2014 at 3:42 am · Link

    That’s quiet a bit of candy. It;s nice that you had so many Trick-or-Treaters :).

    As I suspected we had no kiddies come by. Hubs was bummed but got over it. I do miss seeing the kids dressed up.

    I can’t recall getting sucked into a book like that. It may happen some day but not so far.

    Well the new furnace went in yesterday. What a day. The windows and other stuff get installed all this week. It’s going to be chaotic around here and the cat will not be happy.

    Have a great week!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    November 3rd, 2014 at 7:25 am · Link

    Wow, that’s a lot of kids for Halloween. I’ve never had that many, but I’ve always been in various states of rural, or when I lived in a city, I was out taking the Kid around rather than passing out candy. Yes, Twix are awesome. If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you should try PB Twix, too. (Or not… they’re evil and you should stay away.)

    I’ve read books like that, but I can’t think of specific titles right now. For me, it’s more often I read a book I really want to like, but for some reason don’t. I rarely finish those these days, though.

    Halloween was just another day here. No kids. No candy in the house. (An error I rectified on Saturday. LOL) I read, I wrote, I shopped. The usual. I’m up to 5500 on my rewrite for NaNo. If I average 2K a day, I can knock this out in 6 weeks. We’ll see.

  3. Ashlynn Pearce
    November 3rd, 2014 at 8:40 am · Link

    That is a lot of trick or treaters! We got none, as expected. Like B.E. in rural area, can be a plus or not, depending on the day.

    And yes…I have read a book like that. RAW, with the anti-hero Twitch. On so many levels I should have not liked this book, but I LOVED it. Because this is kinda of anti-romance, but still romance. Huh? Yeah, what I said. Like you, I was a lil in awe that the writer pulled me in so hard–even though I should have hated this story.

    The last book I read was Cora Carmack, ALL BROKE DOWN. <3 the hero Silas. mmm

  4. Jenn
    November 3rd, 2014 at 12:21 pm · Link

    Viki, I’m sorry you guys missed out on having a few kids. Even the big kids amuse me. It can get a little overwhelming with streams of kids, but I understand that parents are driving them to what they consider a safer area to trick-or-treat.

    You guys are doing a lot of home improvements. Hope all goes smoothly with the furnace installation!

    Is Pee Wee doing better?

  5. Jenn
    November 3rd, 2014 at 12:24 pm · Link

    B.e., I love hearing about your NANO progress.

    Yeah, not having candy in the house is good and bad, LOL. I dont’ know why I haven’t eaten Twix before, probably because Kit Kat’s are jsut okay to me. it’s the caramel that takes Twix to the OMG-where-are-my-fat-pants level for me.

    I just read a book by a well known author I love LOVE and it took a week to get to the final chapters–where I just stopped reading. Others love this book, so it’s just me but man…it killed me because I wanted to love it so much. I can totally relate to what you’re saying.

    Keeping writing to hit your NANO goals!

  6. Jenn
    November 3rd, 2014 at 12:26 pm · Link

    Ashlynn, wow guys obviously I got all your trick or treaters somehow.

    I’ve been reading a lot of anti heroes too, and it’s hit or big miss fore me. It really is a sign of talent that these writers can suck us in :-)

    Have a great day!

  7. Silver James
    November 3rd, 2014 at 3:22 pm · Link

    Okay. Now I’ll have to go find this book. Kit Rocha’s series did that to me. I should not have liked them. Darn things are reading crack!

    We didn’t have many little monsters either. I got rid of our one bag but for a small handful of pieces left.

  8. Jenn
    November 3rd, 2014 at 7:37 pm · Link

    Silver, I couldn’t get into Rocha’s series, but man readers LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I may try again because sometimes it’s timing.

    So I finished this book last night (insomnia is good for something, LOL) and can’t decide how I feel. I love one part of the ending and the other…not so much. But his author captures me with her voice, language and characters.

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