Friday, December 14, 2012

Vlad all Over

People on occasion ask me if I have read any good books.  Well of course I have DUH, I am a professional reader!  But I hate reviewing/recommending books.  It causes great anxiety.  I always wonder what people think of my recommendations?  What do they think of me as a person?
After handing off my copy of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' to a neighbor I feared he thought I was a weird-o who liked reading about woman being tortured.
Hell what if you don't like a book that everyone else does?  Did I like 50 Shades?  Hell no!  I don't want to seem like some biblopholic snob, so I usually lie and say, 'Yeah, it was pretty good."  With my fingers crossed behind my back.
I learned the hard way to keep my reading preferences to myself.  In a group setting I once proclaimed "WHAT??!!??  People actually LOVE Nicholas Sparks."  You thought I'd killed these ladies' first born.   Note to all: people actually LOVE Nicholas Sparks.  Who am I to judge?

Today you are in luck because I am going to ACTUALLY recommend a book.  It is by one of my favorite authors, there are many and she is one.
On my list of books I re-read on many occasions is Beth Orsoff's 'Girl in the Wild' (but always in my heart it will be 'How I Learned to Love to the Walrus').  I have read it about three times in the past two years and love it more each time I read it.
Like all authors I love, I started following/stalking Beth on Facebook and when she asked for people to read her new book I jumped all over it.

 Before we begin this is not  a blood-sucking-glitterfied-Tom-Cruise-Long-haired-Brad-Pitt Vampire novel.  Think history.  How vampires came to be.  Without all the blood and guts and gore.  The history with a little love story.
Check out the Amazon snippet...
"Gwen Andersen loves being a schoolteacher, but she isn’t exactly raking in the big bucks. With her bank account shrinking by the minute, she needs a well-paying summer job if she’s going to hold onto the childhood home she inherited from her parents. So when the father of one of her students asks her to fill in as his au pair for the summer, she knows she should be thrilled. Alexander Romanescu is loaded, and Gwen adores his daughter Isabella. Plus, they’re planning to spend the vacation at their ancestral estate—in Romania!And yet Gwen can’t shake the nagging feeling that saying yes to this man could lead to more than she bargained for. She knows so little about him—and the idea of spending six weeks in the land of Dracula and Vlad the Impaler is more than a little creepy. But the legends of Romania will be the least of her concerns if she doesn’t make some money…fast. And so Gwen says yes: yes to the job, yes to a European excursion…and yes to a summer that will change her path forever."

And I so want this to be a reviews but seriously I am bad, BAD at reviews.  Think of this as a recommendation.  If you are the kind of girl (or guy) that likes a fun read check out Beth Orsoff's 'Vlad all Over.'  And then check out Beth's author page at Amazon for some more seriously funny/fun books!

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