Thursday, April 9, 2009
Take That, Annette Lyon!
Several weeks ago I noticed that everyone who's anyone was reviewing Annette Lyon's new book, Tower of Strength.
Everyone except ME.
So I was like Annette, what about me? And she was like, what about you? And I was like how come I'm not reviewing your book? And she was like because you don't like Mormon lit. And I was like but it's not about Mormon lit, it's about my favorite subject--strong towers. Please, please, please can I read it? And she was like you really are a dummy, aren't you?
So I was like Whatever! I'm reviewing your book whether you like it or not, and I went out and purchased the last copy from the campus bookstore with my son's lawn mowing $$$.
And you know what? There's not a single stinkin' tower in the entire book, (let alone a strong tower). You'd think Annette would at least throw in a token weak tower to give the audience their money's worth.
If I had one minute with Annette I would tell her she should have titled it The Horse and His Boy.
Or maybe, The Horse and His Boy and the Boy's Mom and the Boy's Mom's Cute Widower Boyfriend Who's Not Very Good With Horses.
If you like cute widowers who aren't very good with horses, but who are really good with romance this book is for you.
BTW, I've had company and it's finals week so I'm only on page 75. I don't know for sure if that cute widower is good with romance but I'm at that point in the book where I'm willing to read at every stop light to find out.
(I've always wondered if cute widowers are as romantic as smokin' hot vampires.)
Stay tuned to find out.
Even though the title is a tease, so far I give Annette Lyon a thumbs way up!
And an uber high five.
And a shaka braddah!
(And a nani nani boo boo for writing a review whether she liked it or not. Hmph!)
Oh, wait this wasn't a review, was it.
Annette, my review is in the mail.
Click here to find out how to get your hands on a copy of The Horse and His Boy (Aka, Tower of Strength.) Don't forget to bring your son's lawn mowing $$$.
And click here if you want to buy perfume that smells like the main character, Tabitha. (Good luck with that. She spends a lot of time in stables.)
P.S. My students are going to be ticked that I didn't mention them in my post today. Especially Emma and Nellie who storm troopered my comment box yesterday singing Les Miserables (way out of tune) and demanding photographic evidence that I like them best.
See what I have to put up with, peeps?
Alls I have to say is: The earth is slow, but the buffalo is slower.
I think that's an ancient Indian proverb.
In other words, patience is a virtue! (and a simple truth)
(Remember that for the final, girlz.)