Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Read'em If You Got'em

My husband and I have a progressive 1950's relationship.

Although I fit pretty firmly in the housewife category, I also manage all our finances    with the exception of our taxes. The main part of that is the bill paying and budgeting. I pay everything in a timely manner, and let my husband know how much he can spend on things like beer and golf. In deference to a job well done, he stays out of my hair when he comes home and there's new throw pillows on the couch, or I'm wearing a new frock.

Recently things slowed down at my husband's work and he's wanting to be an active participant in things like; what's going on in our checking account. Namely, how much I'm spending on books....

It's my fault really. I hemmed and hawed about him getting his golf clubs regripped. In my defense, that's only because I wanted to get them done for father's day. When he got them regripped I was annoyed. So I complained about how much he's been spending on fancy beer.

Which is where I went wrong.

He immediately blind sided me with, "How about we track how much a month I spend on beer"    which is less than $50, I know for a fact, my hubbies not a huge drinker    "and we can track how much you spend on books"    definitely more than $50, and the tornado siren is going off in my head.

Abort!!! Abort conversation! Abort conversation!!!

After I flashed him my tits    important diversion maneuver    and the conversation moved on    to the bedroom    the panic died down and I was able to realize two important factors. 

1. May, the beginning of which this all happened, is the last month of the school year for my son. Anyone with a kid knows this is also the end of season for little leagues, Cub Scouts, etc. and jammed packed with every awards ceremony, end of the year celebration, and rigmarole you can think of. The month begins with my son's b-day party and ends with me cursing being an involved parent. There is barely time for reading my email, let alone an enjoyable book. 

2. I have a few books in my TBR pile, in paper form and on Inigo Montoya (my kindle) that I've been ignoring. 

I may have a book buying problem

Okay, so I'm not only an avid reader, I'm a bit of a book hoarder.

I always get All Romance's updates with the newest of romance and erotica. Some of these covers are getting me into trouble. And all those sale prices are tantalizing. I need to stop downloading samples, and I NEED TO STOP buying books! At least until my TBR list starts dwindling down and my husband sees I've only spent $14.98 on books this month.

Yep, that's right. $14.98!!!

I have got this in the bag, I'm killin it!!

That's right, oh yeah! I've only spent $14.98

I have a lot of books on my wishlist, samples on my Kindle and TBR books already downloaded on my Kindle. I even bought Eloisa James new hist/rom in paperback while I was at the grocery store because 1; nostalgia and 2; it was cheaper than the e-price.

Anyways, I'm kind of overwhelmed. I'm practically drowning in books, not a bad place to be, but I thought it would be fun to share what I'm swimming in with all of you.

Books Read; 

Vicky Dreiling What A Rogue Needs- Historical Romance, second in the series
Laura Bailey KEEP; The Kept Series- Holy smuttasims, it's dirty
Cherise Sinclair Edge Of The Enforcer- BDSM Erotica, (new favorite CS novel)
Cara Bristol Breeder 2 Terran- Sci-fi Erotic Romance
Saskia Walker Inescapable- British Erotica
Eloisa James Three Weeks With Lady X- Historical Romance
Maren Smith Chasing Chelsea-BDSM Spanking Erotic Romance
Celia Kyle He Ain't Lion- BBW Paranormal Erotica

I plan on writing reviews for the eroticas, I have my notes ready to go, but it may be June when that happens.


Aleatha Romig Convicted (Consequences Book 3)- Psychological Thriller
Anna Zaires Close Liaisons (The Krinar Chronicles 1) -Sci-fi Rom
Casey McKay A Taste Of Discipline- Spanking Erotic Romance
9 Authors Alphas After Dark -9Book Bundle Erotic & Romance, I've read 3, all great so far
Vanessa Kier Vengeance- Action Suspense Romance
12 Authors Make Me; Twelve Tales of Dark Desire- Dark Erotica, I've read four, so far very good
Moira Rogers Wild Card (Down & Dirty #1)- Biker Erotica
Black, Shaw, Silverwood The Dom on the Naughty List-MFf BDSM

I also have 61 downloaded samples and growing. Sixty-freakin-one. I don't usually let that number get beyond thirty. I'm not sure what happened. I think a lot of series came into my life Jan-April and distracted me from all the new shinny books I wanted to check out. Those samples range from Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Aspergers to  Slavers Of The Amazon. Plus, I've made it a goal to read Outlander this summer. It's been one of those books I've been meaning to read for years now.

I think it's time.

Wish me luck. And happy reading everyone!!


  1. You will like 'Look Me in the Eye'. I read it a couple of years ago. Amazing story.

    1. I was going to ask if you had heard of it! Good to know. ;)

  2. You crack me up! I love your diversion technique by the way, and I use it often :)

    Happy reading!

    1. Have you ever seen Orphan Black? This technique is used very blatantly in the first season, by the main character. I was like, "That's my move!!" LOL

  3. Funny. My husband even talks to me in Ricky's tone as he tells me I am in trouble. :) And sad sigh he knows exactly how much I spend in books. That buy with one click option is way too tempting.

  4. I find the button so tempting I have accidentally bought books twice several times. I learned the first time if I return it then my books disappears completely, so I pay that author twice. I know they have a yellow banner at the top that says I have already bought it before, but in my excitement of reading the description I don't see it.

    1. I've done that! I also forget I have a book in paperback, or that I read it and gave it away years ago, then when it's re-released, or just advertised again I buy it on Kindle. I've done that A LOT. LOL, I guess we're just offering extra support to our favorite authors. :)