Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
Wednesday Reading

I’m listening to a book that I consider a great example of how dialogue should be done. It’s called BOOK LOVERS by Emily Henry. If any of you are looking for examples on how to write great, snappy and fresh dialogue, read or listen to this book. If you are not a writer but enjoy reading smart and fun dialogue, get this book. The dialogue moves the story forward, stays true to the characters, all while entertaining the reader.

The heroine is a literary agent and thinks in terms of tropes and character types — especially in regard to her dismal love life. The hero is a hard-ass editor with very strong opinions. When he annoys her, she sends him bigfoot erotica. Just as any high-powered, self-respecting agent would. Or is that just me???

I am finding this book fresh and fun.

You know what’s not fun? Getting a house ready to put on the market. This book is keeping me smiling — or at least not screaming — during the process.

What’s the last book that kept you smiling?

6 comments to “Wednesday Reading”

  1. Silver James
    June 1st, 2022 at 10:57 am · Link

    “She sends him bigfoot erotica.” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I’ve placed a hold on it at the library. Thanks for the recommendation!

    I’m trying to think. I had to go back to my Goodreads page to check. I don’t normally do rom coms so when there’s a suspense or paranormal that makes me laugh and smile, I guess that counts. I have to go back to the end of March when I relistened and then first listened to Shelley Laurenston’s Honey Badger Chronicles series and the last book BREAKING BADGER. Her honey badger shifters crack me up.

    Happy reading/listening, all!

  2. Viki S.
    June 1st, 2022 at 2:58 pm · Link

    That’s so darn funny, bigfoot erotica :lol: . I’m glad you’re enjoying the read. I’m going to add it to my list to check out.

    This day has been A DAY here. Hubs is trying to book tickets on a brand new airline and he is totally clueless and has messed so much up. It’s taken me all day to fix his errors. But I will not try and book the flight for him. I think youngest is going to come by after he gets out of work and help hubs. I’m thankful because I’ve had enough 8-O .

    Sure hope you are having a great day.

    PS. On the light side, this was the day they “almost” caught Jack Sparrow :-P .

  3. B.E. Sanderson
    June 1st, 2022 at 5:13 pm · Link

    Sounds like a fun book. I’m glad you found something to take you away from everything. I love it when a book does that.

    Looking back over the books I’ve read this year, it seems like I had the most fun with a paranormal mystery called A Spell in the Country by Heide Goody. It was quirky and fun and a total page turner. And I just saw it’s on audio, too.

  4. Jenn
    June 1st, 2022 at 5:51 pm · Link

    Silver, if you read it let me know if you like it!

    I haven’t read Shelly’s book in a long time. I sent a sample of the first one in the series to my Kindle.

    Happy Wednesday!

  5. Jenn
    June 1st, 2022 at 5:58 pm · Link

    Viki, I finished it while cleaning bathrooms today — it made the job less painful :-)

    Wow, the booking system for that airline must be a pain. I’m so sorry you had to spend the day fixing your husband’s mistakes. I hope you can have a glass of wine and relax tonight! Also your son is awesome to come to hubs’ rescue!

    Should I admit that I had to looking up Jack Sparrow? I’m hopeless sometimes. Truly. I don’t think I’ve even seen the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I’ll just slink off in shame now…

  6. Jenn
    June 1st, 2022 at 5:59 pm · Link

    B.E., I love it too when a book can make our day better!

    I checked out the book and the first line of the blurb — “She can’t help being a wicked witch. It’s in her blood.” — hooked me! I just have to decide if I’ll read it or listen to it. Thanks!

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