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Hello, reader friends. (Because I don't have enough reading projects already...) I want to be a more well-rounded mystery/crime/thriller reader, and to that end have decided to put together a must-read list of 100 must-read titles. I'm...Show More Summary
Since I have ascertained there are still people who stop by these parts, I can't resist sharing these stories. I feel like you guys would appreciate them. They shouldn't go to waste. Story 1On Monday or maybe Tuesday, a delivery guy came who was from neither FeEx nor UPS. Show More Summary
Does anyone still check in here?Six months later and I still miss blogging...
The RM has just started a new job--he has been trying to switch careers, going from being an auto mechanic to an elementary school teacher--and teaching the 4th grade involves being out of the house by 6:45, which involves getting up at 5:30 (he's a primper). Show More Summary
Meant to post. Too much going on. One more wedding and we're over the hump. Ttys. xxx
The other day, I received a sad email from a reader who has decided to go the route of self-publishing. This person wanted to know why I--and others in New York publishing--had so little respect for people who chose to self-publish. When I got this note, I realized we had some clearing up to do. Show More Summary
So for those who still care about my bridesmaid saga, I only have one more wedding left this summer! This one, for some reason, has proved itself the most stressful, though. I can't quite put my finger on why, but this is the one that's...Show More Summary
Two books featuring Mormon Fundamentalism/polygamy: Brady Udall's The Lonely Polygamist, and David Ebershoff's The 19th Wife. My double review here. Anyone else read either?
So I've been getting a TON of submissions in the present tense lately--normally, they're speckled throughout (maybe a 1:4 ratio, present to past). But lately EVERYONE seems to be writing in the present tense. So I felt the need to make...Show More Summary
Today's guess post is brought to us by AL Sonnichsen. Here's my entry -- a work of nonfiction. I'm sorry I'm not including a picture. I think I destroyed them all. ### I was angry. I admit it. They’d known each other for three months. Show More Summary
Today's guest post is brought to us by Cyndi Aleo It all started with the dress. It was a two-piece, pink, shantung suit. With lace trim, naturally. Expensive. Even more expensive when the damn thing showed up at least three sizes too...Show More Summary
Today's guest post is brought to us by Amie Cousins. Oh boy, do I got one for you. I've got a bit of bridesmaiding experience under my belt, and I've dealt with all the usual mishaps -- the time the flowergirl stripped naked and hidShow More Summary
Today's guest post is brought to us by Linda S. I flew out to be in my sister's wedding two weeks before the ceremony. A local dressmaker was sewing the bridesmaids' dresses, and we all drove to her shop that night so that I could have my first fitting. Show More Summary
Sorry, guys. Schedule has run amok. I even forgot to continue posting guest posts that others did to save me from having to post myself. Isn't summer supposed to be a quiet time?! Anyway. Resuming anon. My apologies. Hope people are staying air-conditioned.
Today's guest post is brought to us by Andrea Coleman. Dearest Bride (who made me consider suicide/homicide/kicky combination of both), I remember your special day as though it was yesterday. Probably because I still have Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and nightmares. Show More Summary
Today's guest post is brought to us by Nancy Carroll. When my friend Grace (not her real name) asked me to be her maid of honor, I didn't even know she was dating, let alone engaged, but I hadn't seen her since commencement. Grace graduated magna cum laude with a dual major in Latin and English. Show More Summary
Today's guest post is brought to us by Marissa Virtuoso. I have been a bridesmaid twice in my life. The first time, I was nineteen and well, that just wasn’t fun. You can’t drink when you are nineteen. Oh, I tried to coax a young, legal-aged boy to sneak me a spiked Seven-up but the mother-of-the-bride wouldn’t have it. Show More Summary
Today's guest post is by Joseph Selby, who CLAIMS it is purely fictional: The following account is purely fictional and has not been altered in any way: The year is 2000. I have quit my job as a Denver milkman and moved to St. Louis to rescue from bankruptcy a lawncare company my collegiate best friend purchased but could not manage. Show More Summary
Guest post by Kerry, who gets major bonus points for added visual aid :) Thanks, Kerry! Last year was MY year of weddings - five in total, but only in one... We were all instructed to purchase Navy Blue bridesmaid dresses from JCrew....Show More Summary
...at what turned out to be the most beautiful wedding in the world (apologies to those hoping for horror stories! Better luck next time ;). It was seriously like being in a regency-style remake of Pride & Prejudice. 1100-year-old English...Show More Summary