It’s that time again, eh? So how was your week?
The theme of our summer so far as been the following:
- power walk
- summer class drop off
- pick up
- patronize a local eatery
- etc. (the mundane)
This past weekend I made my husband BBQ again; his first time July 4th was solid good. Here’s the proof:
I put together some chicken breast skewers Saturday. Some were all chicken, some were meat and veggies, and others just green bell pepper. I seasoned them with salt and pepper. Next time I’ll marinate the cut up breasts. Sunday there were leftover sausages so I had him grill those – easy peasy since the sausages were precooked.
Have you been BBQing? If so, what’s your favorite equipment? And what do you like to BBQ? I’m starting to look around Pinterest for more kebab ideas. I read one article about if you wanted your kebabs to grill evenly, you can skewer the same ingredients on each skewer. I may try that next time. I’ve also been poking around Amazon also for a grilling basket for fish, etc.
Okay, linking up with Kathryn…
I was able to finish a Kindle book recently: Angel’s Blood (Guild Hunter #1) by Nalini Singh.
The world reveres and fears archangels who wield mysterious power and who usually show no mercy. Vampires are their servants and one toe out of line results in brutal punishment. Elena is a guild hunter, a group of people who hunt down vampires who go rogue on their masters. She’s hired by Raphael himself, archangel of North America and who is based in New York. The job he hires her for is no ordinary one and it will be the most dangerous one she’s ever done.
So I was on the hold list for 20 days which shows how popular this author is considering this book was published in 2009. There seems to be hype about Nalini Singh so I was excited to finally read her. I haven’t read many books with angels in it so I found the storyline of angels, vampires, and hunters different. I was glad the sexual activity of the characters was kept to a minimum.
However, while I’m all for strong male characters, the in-your-face machismo and the use of sexuality as a power of control made me roll by eyes. Yeah, yeah, hello, we know it’s going to be a given that the male antagonist is going to look super hot and have a slammin’ body. And these cocky vampires who had to flaunt their little power and brag about what they can do? Oh brother. I had questions while reading because not a lot of details are revealed to you on how and why the angel society works for a chunk of the book. When there was finally more information given (like a leaky faucet), honestly, I wasn’t impressed with the answers. I gave this book two stars. I won’t continue the series, but I will try another series of Singh’s.
- Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel
Currently Listening To
- Inkheart (Inkworld #1) by Cornelia Funke
What the Dames Are Reading
- Tween: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton + The Pants Project by Cat Clarke
- 10-year-old: Class is Not Dismissed! (School of Fear #2) by Gitty Daneshvari
How’s your current read going? Yay, nay, or iffy? Well, I hope your Monday is going well. Have a good day and TTYL.