All my life I'd been an avid reader of mainstream fiction - & then I found slash. From that moment I found it incredibly difficult to enjoy a book as I just can't seem to help finding the slashy subtext & then being disappointed when the author doesn't go there. *g* So since about 1998 I've pretty much just been reading slash & non-fiction mainstream books (I adore travel writing especially).
As we're off to NYC next week (*squee*) I really fancied taking a book to read on the journey - not just my PDA laden with porn. So I suddenly thought about trying the 'Women's Murder Club' novels as the main characters are all female (& I don't tend to read femme slash so hopefully won't be disappointed when the main characters don't start making out *g*) plus I love the tv show based on them & Lyndsay Boxer totally rocks! (That show could only be made better if Tricia Helfer was in it but then that's probably just me & my big girly crush. *g*)
Anyhoo - to cut a long story short - I got '1st to Die' (the first book in the series) & read it in 24 hours. I literally couldn't put it down. James Patterson really isn't a very good writer but damn he can tell a story! So, yes, it's not great literature but I'm loving it & am impatiently waiting for Amazon to send me the next two in the series (& I have plans to get the rest - possibly while we're in New York as I'll no doubt have read books two & three & need more for the plane home.)
Our race numbers & chip timers arrived today for our marathon. Yay! Not long to go now.
I went for a run this morning but it was so cold (they've forecast snow for the weekend & I can totally believe it) plus the wind was so strong it was like running into a wall. (Because yes, of course the wind was against me. *sigh*)
On the subject of running & exercise in general I've been meaning to rec a new sports bra that I recently got. Obviously a high impact sport like running requires maximum support & I've tried various bras over the years (I usually favour 'Shock Absorber') but this one wins hands down. (Not boobs down 'cus it keeps 'em up! *g*)
It's a Triumph Tri-Action Extreme N
. It looks good & offers excellent support (I'm a 36B for reference.) The link goes to Booby Doo who are brilliant - they only sell sports bras & their service is phenomenal (I usually get my order the next day & there's no hassle if you need to exchange.)
Okay, & on a final note. I made this pic into a header & now everytime it appears I have to just sit & stare.
It's the look in his eyes (as he gazes at Rodney)... ♥( *sigh* )