Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Obsessions: Hourglass, Polyphonic Spree, and Caitlin Thomas

Friday Obsessions: Everything I was obsessed with this week. Because I know you want to know.

1. Oh my holy heck you guys, I am completely and insanely jealous of OBSESSED WITH Hourglass by Myra McEntire.

 I need to do an author crush post all about it, but for now let's just say: kickass heroine + sexy boy + time travel + risking everything to save something/someone/the world as we know it = I am in raptures. No kidding.


What? You need some lines from the book to convince you? Well, I've got 'em.

"Now Michael sat across from me, as normal as next Tuesday, claiming he was like me."

(Omigosh this mc is so cute.)

"I felt great. The sass was back. It's amazing what flipping a grown man over her shoulder does for a girl."

(Oh! And kickass.)

"I left my bunny slippers on. Just to be cheeky."

(And cheeky. What's not to love?)

2. The Polyphonic Spree's "Light and Day." #2 on the Soundtrack for my new WiP!

Section 9 (Light & Day / Reach For The Sun)

Just an incredible, exhilarating song. Perfect for when my MC finally hits her stride.

3. This girl. And her beautiful drums. Caitlin Thomas is a seriously amazing drummer, who is also a girl and also teeny tiny and also SMOKING HOT. (Just like the main character in my WiP *ahem.*) Both me and my kids are obsessed with watching Caitlin drum this week. (Especially my daughter. Go, girl. I will buy you drums as soon as you can hold the sticks.)

4. My new WiP, naturally. I hit 13K this week. Here's another bit, from the scene where two of my MCs meet:

Then he draws two stick figures sitting closer to each other than any of the other ones, one tall and one much smaller. He labels one “Elias” and the other “Girl Who Won’t Talk to Me or Tell Me Her Name.” Then underneath it, he writes, (pretty blue eyes.)

(Raise your hand if you love Elias!)

What are you obsessed with this week?


  1. I have been dying to read Hourglass... and Elias? oh, just that tid bit makes me want more!

  2. I love the drummer girl! And you totally got me wanting to read Hourglass with the Tuesday quote. Congrats on the WIP! It sounds fabulous!

  3. Congrats on hitting 13 K! And yes, that snippet makes me want to read more. :)

    In terms of obsessions, I'll have to say Write On Con. I've been watching all the videos from last year.

  4. Uh huh. I'll 'throw my hands up in the air sometimes' for Elias. He kicks button-down-sweater-wearing ass! LOL!