Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's Not Easy To Satisfy Me

Okay, the whole challenge thing is just not working out. I'm going to plug away for another week, but I guess I just can't be arsed. I've tried a couple that just aren't grabbing me. That's kinda why they were in still in the TBR milk crate to begin with. I'm starting to think that it wasn't a case of "It's Not You, It's Me" after all. I did find time to read Demon Moon, and am currently mentally composing a rambling review full of gushing and squeeing, to hopefully go up tomorrow. It took me awhile to read, but it was because I was delaying the gratification, not that I couldn't get into it.

I've been a bit scatty in general. I was in the mood to change the blog, and spent the day trying out new ones. I couldn't make one myself, but I have very definite ideas about how they should look. I love the ones at Pannasmontata Templates, but the one I wanted was too dark. I wanted light and bright. Then there was one from Finalsense, but the font didn't stand out from the background enough, and the sidebars were too narrow. Then I was feeling pink, so I was poking around Blogskins. There was some neat and creative stuff, but a lot of it was very...busy. This is what I've settled on for now. I like the colors and the sidebars, but it's a little plainer than I wanted. Ho hum, just can't settle on anything.

I've been on a decluttering kick, so I took a bag of books to the UBS. Yeah, I'm really not sticking with the no new books thing. I ended up taking ten books home (Five dollars total). It was a good thing that the Destroyer kept trying to escape out the open front door, or I'm sure I would have spent more. It looks like the shadiest place on the planet, but it's got a great selection. I went a little wild with the Harlequins. I have such a weird relationship with Harlequins. I find so many of them disappointing, but they always sound so damn good when I read the blurbs. I ended up putting some back.

Here's what I got:
The Might Quinns: Ian

Coming Undone by Stephanie Tyler (Cute Butt!)

Release by Jo Leigh

Pregnancy of Passion by Lucy Monroe

The Prince's Virgin Wife by Lucy Monroe ("...Being naked in the prince's bed is no longer a firing offense--it's a requirement!"<gasp!>) Wait a second...some places consider that a firing offense?

Unforgiven by Lindsay McKenna

Crazy Cool by Tara Janzen (Already read it, but I needed to own it!)

Fool for Love by Eloisa James (Read this one too, but needed it.)

Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale (With Fabio Cover!)

A Woman Scorned by Liz Carlyle

Phantom Waltz by Catherine Anderson

More books to fill the milk crate!


Jennie said...

I really like this template! The Powerpuff girls are awesome. :) I've been wanting to do something with my blog for a while, but I'm too lazy to figure it out. Messing with my template still scares me.

Mailyn said...

Aren't you all excited about Fabio. LOL. I LOVE the PPG!!! I did a project with them for my graphic class. I love them to bits!

Holly said...

I like the new template, too.

I've read the Lucy Monroe HQ's and thought they were really good (IIRC). Have you read PW by CA yet? Because I'm telling you, that book sucked big donkey balls. Talk about TSTL characters. Ugh. But uh, you might like it. LOL

CindyS said...

I like the new look! I think I'll go template hunting again soon - there was a while there where nothing was new. And great book shopping!

CindyS (bloghopping while sleepy)

Chantal said...

I have those Lucy Monroe ones, and they are really good. She is the only Presents author that I buy now.

THis new template is great. I love pink, and it looks so goos with black.