TGIFon October 20, 2006 at 10:06 am
I began two books yesterday. The Legend of Banzai Maguire by Susan Grant, author of Your Planet or Mine? which I reviewed last month. So far, Banzai Maguire has been fun and intense. You can tell Grant has a background in the Air Force. She speaks with knowledge and the first chapter reads like something out of Top Gun. I can already tell IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to love this one.
From the back cover:
The year: 2006. The mission: routine. Or so U.S.A.F. pilot Bree Ã¢â‚¬Å“BanzaiÃ¢â‚¬Â Maguire thinks. Then sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shot down over enemy airspace, captured and put in bio-stasis. When she wakes, everythingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s changed. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one hundred and seventy years later Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2176 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the world is in crisis, and sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a hotly contested prize.
Once, BanzaiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s job was to protect democracy; now a mysterious voice claims she must bring it back. But who will help? Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
I also started reading The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein. Bellezza has asked bloggers to read along with her and post comments on the 28th. I read a few chapters, but the language is annoying me, leaving out theÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and aÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s. While there are some humorous parts, I feel myself getting too distracted by the style of writing. So far, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not impressed. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll keep reading though, I usually read at least halfway through a book before giving up on it.
Am I alone in this? If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re bored or can tell youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not going to like a book, how long before you drop it altogether?
Oh, and I have a new favorite meal..
Since I absolutely hate grocery shopping, and my fridge is bare at the moment, I stopped at KFC on the way home and got the new Mashed Potato Bowl. Mashed potatoes and gravy, cheese, corn, and chicken strips. It sounds gross (especially since I usually don’t like my food to touch each other on the plate), but mmm.. I loved it!