Thanks to your rec, callmeonetrack, I got Sins and Needles (even though it wasn't free, how about that?) and quite liked it. I like the author's writing style and went and found the first two in the other series - one free and one for 99 cents and got those, too, since the sequel to S&N doesn't come out until summer. There were some places where the wording or sentence structure was awkward and it could have read more smoothly, but at least I didn't find any outright errors. :sigh: The love scenes were meh - I like fanfiction better. lol Ellie is very complicated, like Kara, though I think Kara is closer to a heroine than Ellie is. And maybe I identify more with Kara because her background is closer to mine - I was abused, not bullied, as a kid. I think, like many people, Ellie puts way too much emphasis on her scars and makes them more important than other people would IF they even noticed them. We all have something like that, though, I think. I did giggle at the BSG t-shirt reference. I think I'll skip the prequel - we'll get enough Javier in the sequel when it comes out. Books that have unresolved endings are tricky in that they have to be cut at the right place, in order to maintain interest in the characters and to keep from pissing people off. Halle did that. The big questions were resolved, but there's definitely more to the story, and I'm interested enough to want to read about it. I'm also OK that this wasn't the HEA - such a complicated story can't realistically end happily in just a few days. One more comment about Ellie, though - for gods' sake, why didn't they dump the frakking phones and get burners? That'd probably be the first thing I'd have done - dump the contacts info to a SIM and toss the phones.
Made blueberry muffins tonight and when I tasted one afterward, it was awful. I did notice they didn't rise right, but still. Turns out, when I looked at the box, its 'best by' date was May of 2012. Ugh. No wonder. On both counts.
Sold something on Bonanza, tagged and filed the email, then promptly forgot about it. Thankfully, I got a reminder email this morning, so I could ship it out. I have to be more careful about that. Reputation is everything in online sales.
Last night's Hawaii 5-0 was sort of fun, or at least parts of it were. I have a friend that used to derby here in Dallas, and I kept meaning to go to a match, but she moved and I got less interested. The focus wasn't on the derby so much in this episode, but it did make me want to go to an actual match. What few sports I like to watch, I much prefer to do so in person, just because the energy isn't the same watching on the telly. Steve was a complete jackass, both to his mother and his girlfriend. He looks pretty all in black, though. And I probably wouldn't kick him if he tried to hug me. :)
Just for giggles, I read through all of Jamie Bamber's tweets, since he just recently joined. He is silly and a little odd and kind of funny. Someone made a big deal on one of his tweets, where he let Katee know he was following her, that Katee wasn't following him back and it was surprising that there was so much bad blood between them. 'Cause wow. He joined like twelve hours ago and Katee hasn't followed him back yet so they hate each other? Some people just like to stir up trouble, I guess.
Oh, and last but not least, one of the authors I reviewed contacted me and asked if I was available for proofing/editing work. I'm quietly squeeing over here, because frak, yeah!