I finished Paula Quinn's Laird of the Mist, which JenB recommended. I quite enjoyed it. I didn't love, love, love it. But it was a fun and easy read. And Callum MacGregor is my all time favorite type of hero, the super alpha brought to his knees by his woman. I loved how Quinn was able to show how much he loved Kate. Even when he was doing his damndest to push her away, and was being nasty and surly, the way he looked and her and touched her and how she made him laugh was really touching. It's a quick and painless read that I found lots of fun. Over all, I think I'd give it a B-. Mostly because even though I really enjoyed the story, there's really nothing "special" about it. It's a really enjoyable book.
I took yesterday afternoon off, and spent it at home. The oak pollen right now is astronomical here in DC. I think it's bothering just about everyone. It did rain some yesterday, but it's still pretty heavy. The count is down from over 2,000 to about 1,000, which is still really high. Anyway, allergies make me really sleepy and give me a ton of problems with my contact lenses. So I spent yesterday in the chair, in my glasses reading a book.
I've been keeping an eye on Rotten Tomatoes seeing how the movie Wolverine is doing. So far, it's getting pretty mediocre reviews, but frankly, since my boyfriend, Taylor Kitsch is in it, I'll be dishing out the money to see it probably on Sunday morning. The thing about me is, that my tastes are low brow enough that if a movie is scoring anywhere between 45% and 100%, I'll probably like it. And I love a big action flick. I enjoyed the first X-Men movie, so I'm expecting to like this one too. Plus, if you're not sold on the story, look at Taylor as Gambit. In fact, look at this quote from Hugh Jackman's wife about Taylor:
Being married to Hugh Jackman (pictured with co-star and fellow hunk Ryan Reynolds, left) has to be up there on the "How lucky is she" list, but the Wolverine star told USA TODAY's Kelley Carter that someone else caught his wife Deborra-Lee Furness' eye in the film.
"When she saw the movie, which she said was her favorite of the four — which is great because she's always honest with me — when Taylor Kitsch came on … she said 'Hubba, hubba.' And I was like 'OK. That's good. He's good, isn't he?' And she was like 'No. He is hot!' "
Heh. And she's married to HUGH JACKMAN.
ETA1: Don't get the appeal of Taylor Kitsch? Read this article about Taylor's role on Friday Night Lights and how it will translate to Wolverine. Quote from the article: "You hold hands with Matt Saracen, you marry the coach...you have sex with Tim Riggins."
ETA2: I have a review up at RNTV today, Hard & Fast by Erin McCarthy. Go forth, read and maybe leave me a comment...
How's your week going? Reading anything good? Will you be going to see Wolverine?