Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jess, Jess, Jess

Ok...so I have just stopped reading the new Jodi Picoult. This is the second book in the last few months that I have had to stop reading for the same reason...one of the main characters is named Jess. I just can't read a book with a murder victim that is about the same age as my child and has my child's name. I tried to block it out or to substitute another name but I could not do it. While I am not really superstitious I do not want to press my luck.

I was reading House Rules last night and Jess's (not mine, book Jess) body was being discovered. Jeez, did everyone decide Jess was the "it" name? So I immediately turned to the end to see how everything shook out, you never know with Jodi's books. Which brings me to the first book I read with Jess as a character...Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky. This book was about 4 teenage girls who enter a pregnancy pact....now what came first the book idea or the Bones episode. Anyway, one of the pregos was named...you guessed it. I am sorry but Jess had not graduated at this point and I had really been on her case to join a club in school...I was just hoping not anything like this! So I put that book in the trunk of my car so none of the bad juju would escape into the house.

So from now own I will have to read the blurb a little better because apparently when ever there is a Jess in a book nothing good will become of her! Humm...I have not read any books with Josh in them but as I typing this I am thinking that some aspiring writer has just named his next psycho....guess what?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What would Barney Stinson read?

The web is a great or horrible tool depending on who you ask...for instance, I am no longer permitted to research symptons, conditions, medications or anything health related. So far I have diagnosed myself or a family member with meningitis, sickle cell anemia, arsenic poisoning (I was afraid to eat anything prepared by Jim for at least a week) and appendicitis.

I am also a compulsive house hunter. I can always find somewhere better, nicer, cheaper, etc. to live. My realtor does not even take my calls anymore.

One night I was reading emails, posts and whatnot and came across this great site. Will Unwound. More importantly I saw his post on what to recommend if Hillary Clinton's assisstant called and wanted something for Madame Secretary to read. What a hoot!

We since I am accused of sometimes being in my on little world...I mean oil was leaking into the gulf at least a week before I knew about it, but I knew immediately when Rue McClanahan died (be sure to read My First Five Husbands so her memory can live on) I thought I could put my TV watching ability to good use...Ta-Da!!!! Here is my list of what to recommend to my favorite TV characters, Enjoy!

Also be sure to take a peak at Will's blog. Here is the Hillary entry:

http://willmanley.com/2010/03/13/will-unwound-49-weekend-book-chat-advising-hillary-clinton-by-will-manley/


What should TV read?
Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)-

Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
A mother and her daughter wage war on each other, explore family secrets and learn that the apple does not fall far from the tree.

Dr. Jack Shepard (Lost)-
Trouble by Jesse Kellerman
Medical student falls for the wrong woman and is almost destroyed.

Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)-
Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress
Lady kills her husband and put his head in a Tupperware bowl. Since Homer is a cartoon character I do not think it will hurt him but I am sure it will make Marge feel better.