I don't have to much to say romance related at the moment. I hit another mini-slump reading wise. I did start The Panther and the Pyramid this morning and although I'm not that far into it yet; the grass called to me, it's very good so far.
I went and had my second visit with fellow Blogger Cindy on Thursday. I had a great time. It's a wonderful thing how a passion for romance books can lead to such great friendships! We chatted all afternoon about all kinds of good and interesting stuff and as she said on her blog - we didn't even make it to the bookstore :). I didn't mention that when I got there, I was in a bit of an emotional wreck. One of the things I insisted on when I got my current car was a CD player. I plugged in a CD by one of my favourite singers - Loreena McKennit. I haven't listened to her for a while now and once I put the CD of choice in - The Book of Secrets - I was reminded again of why she is one of my favourites. If I had only one word to describe her music, it would be hauntingly beautiful (I know, I know - that's two words - but I can't do it in one!). I'd say her music on this CD was a combination gypsy like music - not that I know what their music really is, but when I imagine it, that's what I picture, and music with a strong Eastern flavour. There is one song in particular that I could close my eyes and just picture a very sultry woman doing an erotic belly dance (Marco Polo if anyone is wondering - she has a bit of it on the link). I'm thinking Dance Chica or Angie W might like it *g*. But the one song on there that 'gets' me everytime is The Highwayman. Ms. McKennit has set the old poem by Alfred Noyes to music. She has a clear and beautiful voice and between the so sad lyrics and the melody I was getting shivers listening to it - all 3 times - 6 altogether if you include listening to it again on the way back! I think sometimes I have almost too vivid an imagination because as I was driving along, I could just picture the whole thing so clearly. I've mentioned her before and how much I love this song in particular but after just recently listening to it again, I just had to say again how much I love this song. I just happen to have a romance book or two with this poem as it's theme. The plus side is these books have the HEA. I may just have to read them again!!
I had a friend over last night to watch a movie - only one friend could make it. We watched The Outsider (for me again). I had gone to Rogers Video earlier in the day to see if I could rent Something New. They had it (Yes!) so I rented it and at the time found out something interesting. The clerk was telling me when I asked if they had a copy for sale, that if I rent it and decide not to return it after the two days and instead bring it back in a week or two, then I have the option of buying it. The price is $12.99 minus the cost of renting it $6.00. I kept asking if she was sure - that just sounded too good to be true. It was almost if I could be rewarded for returning a movie late!!! She just laughed and said yes. So I watched it later on. Good movie!!!! I think I might just not be returning it. Still can't get over that - a good movie for basically $6.00
I cut the grass again today. It's a good thing the lawn mower, the &*#@&^% electric lawn mower makes noise that drowned out all the cussing! I hate that thing and it's just not doing it when I tell myself it's good exercise!
And - last but not least - I figured out to order books from Chapters. I ordered Dream Thief, Hard Evidence and Hot Nights earlier in the week so I'm thinking Tuesday (Monday is Thanksgiving here in Canada) should be a good mail day.