I don’t know how I met Raych, but it was love at first read. I was smitten! Her blog was funny, intelligent, witty…I left a few comments, one of them asking what her other blog was after she mentioned it in passing. And I spent hours reading her other non-book blog. I wanted to read everything she’s written! And then she introduced me to Dynomite and Scramble…ugh! I don’t know whether I should love her or hate her. 😀
Many of you probably already know Raych, she’s been showing up on all the blogs I visit, and she’s generous with her comments and compliments, making her an easy one to love! But let me highlight some of my favorites:
But before I show you my favorites, let me tell you a couple of things I lurve…
She rates books, not with stars, but with caterpillars. I love the word caterpillars.
She just has this amazing ability to suck people into her brain…I can hear her thoughts! SHE WRITES LIKE I THINK.
Sometimes I don’t read her blog right away in Google Reader just to torture myself. It’s like saving the best for last.
Okay, on to my favorites from books i done read:
This review of The Tender Bar. “It’s nothing spectacularly mind-blowing or earth-shattering or heart-rending or any other object-verbing, but it’s well-written and endearing, and warrants a deep, satisfied sigh.” How come I couldn’t think of “object-verbing”??
When I eventually read Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes, I think I’ll just link back to Raych’s review, whether I agree or not, because how could I possibly say it better? “I should be her editor. I would sit her down and say, ‘Jodi, honey, not since Blossom left the air has anyone tagged a sarcastic ‘…not!‘ onto their sentence. This book is set in 2007! Like, duh! Also, the ‘I’ve got to stop running into you…literally’ joke isn’t funny. That joke was never funny. None of your jokes are funny. Stop making your characters laugh at them. Also, every paragraph does not need to end with a CSI:Miami-style one-liner. And finally, the whole ‘lawyer’s brilliant wife makes innocuous comment which triggers something in his mind so that he exclaims ‘You’re brilliant!’ and runs out of the room to solve the case’ thing is overdone. Once would have been too many.’ I would make a great editor, yes? If not an entirely encouraging one?”
And then there’s the Dude stories that will make everyone say, Yeah, I have a friend like that! Now I know what that book is like!
Go to the end of this post and tell me if you don’t find yourself nodding your head and saying Yes! YES!
And finally, just read this one. I could go on and on, but there’s more stuff at her other blog.
And here’s some favorites from her other blog, i am saved by the buoyancy of citrus:
This is a seriously freaky story that will have you telling all your friends, OMG! Do you know what I read on the Internet today?! At least, that’s what I did. After I snorted milk out my nose.
Please come back and tell me what you think of Raych’s baby cake…I thought it was creepy.
I would have TOTALLY been up for this challenge…and probably would have regretted it later. I doubt there’s more than 5 people who read my blog who haven’t said while eating a Krispy Kreme original donut, I could eat a dozen of these!
Sausage casing! HA!
Really, this whole post of mine is just a friendly warning that you really shouldn’t read either of the blogs I’ve mentioned here. You’ll just end up reading EVERY SINGLE POST FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS and wasting time obsessing over your high score on Dynomite and Scramble.