Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Five - Random Books and Rainy Days

Good Friday Morning!

It's been gray and dreary week here with rain, rain and more rain.  You would think that would make for some great writing weather, but for me its pretty much not.  I find that I need the sun shining through my windows in order for that touchy muse of mine to be at her best.

So here we are at Friday and my word count for the week is, ehrm, in the toilet, but I've been satisfying the diva muse with reading, farming and treasure seeking(my facebook follies). 

Even my blogging has suffered due to my inattentive muse.  ~sigh~

So no deep thoughts or interesting tidbits from me today, just a random Friday Five and the hope for some sunshine in the upcoming week!  ;)

Friday Five - Five random books from my bookshelf that can be read on a rainy day.

1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyers
2. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
3. Black Jack by Lora Leigh
4. Winter Kiss by Deborah Cooke
5. Shock Wave by Clive Cussler

Okay everyone, I've shared five random reads from my shelf, but what about you?  What are five random books from your shelves?

Have a great weekend!


Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, sorry for all the gray. It's gray here, but not rainy...yet.

Sometimes rainy days are good for my writing because then I don't feel like wandering around outside or I can't get anything done out there.

But there's been way too much gray, and it's getting to me. Though, Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin is helping out, and my full spectrum bulb...

Five Random Books... those are good ones!

I just received my unexpected prize from the author, Karen Kay, LONE ARROW'S PRIDE. Oooh, it has a feather ribbon book mark thingie.

And, I just checked my stack and found Lindsay Townsend's FLAVIA'S SECRET, plus her A KNIGHT'S VOW.

I have a collection of original Ayn Rand books I purchased several years ago.

And, from my childhood, one of my fave books, that I found a used copy of ~ GOLDEN CLOUD Palomino of Sunset Hill by Leland Silliman... and, gee, it was only 25 cents.

Paris said...

Oh, I like this;-)

1. Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer.
2. Flashpoint by Suzanne Brockmann
3. Shadow Touch by Marjorie M. Liu
4. When Venus Fell by Deborah Smith
5. The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton

Serena Shay said...

Hey Savanna, Vit D huh, that I might have to try...maybe it would help me with ignoring the gray! Although on a good note, the sun peeked out today! Yay!

Quarter books, that's what I call perfect! :)

Serena Shay said...

Hi Paris,
Great list! I've read Flashpoint and The Lunatic Cafe and loved them, but the other three are going on my TBR list! Thanks :)

Have a great weekend!

Pat C. said...

Lessee ... Stephen King's better for those long, cold winter days when it's too snowy to go anywhere. I'd have to go with The Stand.
Most of Louis L'Amour's books.
Ditto Nora Roberts.
Terry Pratchet, of course. Especially if Death's the main character.
Beyond that, too many to think of right now. I've discovered Michele Hauf in the Nocturne line and am checking out her books.
By the way, is anyone reading the Buffy comic book? Anyone else squeal with shock at the last page, then roar with frustration because the next issue won't be out until September? This is worse than your favorite TV show going on summer hiatus. Which also just happened. I'll have to read some of those books I just listed.

Serena Shay said...

Nice list, Pat. I have to agree, Stephen King is best on a cold winters day. ;)

You know I was checking out the Buffy comic book to see if it would be appropriate for my 10 yr old who loves the TV show. But I found myself thinking as we watched the later episodes that I was glad we'd already had the first my body/sex So what do you think about the comic, is it more adultish?

s7anna said...

Five random books on my shelf...hmmm *running over to my TBR shelf*
*The Fury by Sloan McBride
*Bloodlines by Dinah McCall
*A Kiss of Adventure by Catherine Palmer
*Played by Barbara Freethy
*A Knight's Vow by Lindsay Townsend

My comfort reads on a rainy day :
*Megan's Mark by Lora Leigh
*Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard
*Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts
*Big Bad Wolf by Michelle Marquis
*Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

Francesca Hawley said...

My five favorites comfort reads for a rainy day...

Early Pern books by Anne McCaffrey
Valdemar books by Mercedes Lackey
The Belgariad series by David Eddings
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
and just about any Georgette Heyer Regency romance.

I just realized I don't have any erotic romances in that list - I think that's cause I can pick up one almost any time and get lost in it. grin.

Serena Shay said...

I like the list. :) And Lora Leigh is on my anytime comfort list, too! Those breeds are so yummy. ;)

Serena Shay said...

Hi Francesca,
Great list. :) The Darling Diva and I are currently working on year three in Harry Potter series...such fun.

Pat C. said...

Serena re: the Buffy comic

In the previous issue she and (name withheld to avoid a spoiler) pretty much spend the entire issue Doing It. With superpowers. And tasteful nudity. But still Doing It. How old is your kid now?

And yes, Willow's still a lesbian.

Serena Shay said...

Oh my, Pat, the whole issue huh, sounds like something for mom to read, but not my 10 yr old. lol