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Friday Five

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I’m off to the Bay area tomorrow to cuddle my new niece and play with my adorable nephew. Yay!


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Big Righty has an appointment at the Fracture Clinic this morning. He wishes to comment:

The Dreaded Boot, Day Eighteen:
Perhaps I will be allowed to return to regular footwear today, but I fear not. I still feel twinges of discomfort; I suppose that bones don’t fully heal in eighteen days. I do not look forward to stumping through the airport tomorrow.



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Don’t you wish “Project Runway” was on every day? I love hammy Suede, and Stella with her heavy New Yawk accent, and toast-colored Blayne who says plaintively, “I just want to go tanning. Please.” He’s 23 now … in ten years he’s going to look like Stella’s “leathuh.”


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I finished Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters, a couple of days ago. This one is definitely going on my Top Ten List at the end of the year. The book has been sitting on my shelf for months! fabulousfrock and rusalkatrix have raved about it before, but I didn't realize I should have DROPPED EVERYTHING to read it! It’s the perfect book for me: orphans and thieves! … a scoundrel and a creepy country estate! … burning desires and cruel greed! And did I mention that it’s set in Victorian England?! Sarah Waters is like a brilliant mix of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, except she’s alive now, and can write more books for me her fans!


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I’m reading Savvy, by Ingrid Law, right now. Isn’t this a great first line?

“When my brother Fish turned thirteen, we moved to the deepest part of inland because of the hurricane and, of course, the fact that he’d caused it."

Bonus track 6
I started writing a new book ... so I'd better get back to it! Happy weekend, everyone!

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lisaalbert
Aug. 8th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
Have a fun time in the Bay area. Yay on bonus track 6!
lkmadigan
Aug. 8th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks!


jenny_moss
Aug. 8th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
Said to my daughter yesterday, "I want to see Project Runway again. I don't want to wait a week."

Why can't they just give it to us every night? Don't understand.
lkmadigan
Aug. 8th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
I know, it's hard to wait!!
lisa_schroeder
Aug. 8th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
1. I'll be thinking about you - have fun with the kiddos!
2. I suppose the "take off your shoes rule" before going through security doesn't apply to the dreaded boot? I hope not!
3. Blayne and his tanning - OY!
6. Yay you!!! Just keep writing, just keep writing...
lkmadigan
Aug. 8th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
I loved when Tim Gunn said to Blayne, "It's looking a little Sergeant Pepper-y," and Blayne said, "I don't even know what that means."

Hahahahaha!
lisa_schroeder
Aug. 8th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
I know!!! I loved that too.
skutir
Aug. 8th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
I'm rooting for the Liberian woman.
lkmadigan
Aug. 8th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
She's got a great style. I haven't picked a favorite yet. I kinda like the blonde chick with all the tattoos ... she seems to create great stuff every time.
d_michiko_f
Aug. 8th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
Sorry we'll miss each other again! Maybe next time! ;)
lkmadigan
Aug. 8th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Someday, definitely!
sarah_prineas
Aug. 8th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Savvy is great lines all the way through!

And Fingersmith! I hadn't heard anything about it, but it sounds like *exactly* my cup of tea! Thanks for recommending it!!
fabulousfrock
Aug. 8th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! Fingersmith was SO good!
literaticat
Aug. 8th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
hey i raved about it too!!!

wouldn't you rather come to visit me on SUNDAY afternoon?
robinellen
Aug. 9th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
I enjoyed SAVVY very much, and even got to meet Ingrid a few weeks ago :)

I'll have to look for Waters' book -- have a great weekend, Lisa.
rusalkatrix
Aug. 9th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
Yay!!!! So glad you liked Fingersmith! :D

And I am even happier about Bonus Track 6. ^.^
parkerpeevy
Aug. 15th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Yay for the Bay Area!

I miss Project Runway. No cable :(
(Anonymous)
Aug. 17th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Yes, an excellent first line! Well done, Ingrid!

Danette H.
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