Monday, May 16, 2005

An Embarrassment of Riches

Yesterday was my birthday & I scored big in the book department!! Yippee!!! I was given:

1. Standing Alone in Mecca by Asra Nomani
2. The Asian Mystique by Sheridan Prasso
3. Mating by Norman Rush
4.Tiger Eye by Marjorie Liu
5. The Temptress by Claire Delacroix
6. Heart of the Flame by Tina St.John
7. Stealing Sophie by Sarah Gabriel

I was also given a DVD copy of The Lover, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Very Delicious!! Sorry, no links for numbers 4-7 as I'm too lazy to hunt up links for everything.

*BIG SIGH* I finished The Beauty by Claire Delacroix late this afternoon. Great book. What can I say that isn't overly revealing & yet represents why I loved this book? The hero respects the heroine's choices & doesn't pressure her to change them despite his feelings for her. She accepts his reasoning & doesn't pout or try to "get revenge" or "punish" him. UM...That may actually be maturity? Not often seen,lately, in romances. At least by me. Also- an excellent couple of plot twists at the very end.