Sunday, August 23, 2009
I had a son get married last year and searched for 6 months to find the perfect song for the two of us to dance to. The mother of the groom is really a very minor role except you provided the groom for pity sake. Well I wound up dancing to I'll Be by Reba McEntire which is a perfect son for my oldest since he always was unsure about his place in the family and if I would bail him out of this or that. Of course I would I just had to bitch about it that is my role in a family of all men. Anyway I had a friend tell me about this song "The Man You've Become" which made me cry the very first time I heard it. This is the most moving song a mother can have played for her son. You can view it and buy it on www.weddingmusiccentral.com for a reasonable amount considering it is such a great song. It is very difficult for a mother to release her son and no one but other mother's of sons understands this. We have such a unique relationship that it is hard for us to let another woman into the mix but we must and we do. Listen to the song and tell me if you don't cry it is that amazing especially since a mother wrote it for her son. Great mom!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I just finished Lucan by Susan Kearney (www.susankearney.com) and can't say enough how great it is. If you go to my website (www.marygramlich.com) in the Paranormal section you will find the review or just head over to B&N who always lets you post whether you buy the book or not which I greatly appreciate it. The next book in this series Roan is due in December and I am sure it will be as great as the first and I just pre-ordered them both. These are Grand Central Publications and they just keep releasing the greatest titles. I have three more that I can't wait to read.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I have a wonderful friend at work who likes to remind me constantly that I am old. Well no I am not old you are and keep saying that I am and I really may need to re-evaluate our friendship missy. Well as coincidental as life is I then saw this book called "How Not To Act Old" by Pamela Redmond Satran and liked it allot. The good parts of this were where she told me to understand Rap (I do sometimes), having a tattoo is not evil (love mine) and learn to text (don't like it but will do it). While I agree with almost everything she says there are a few items I take exception to. For starters I am never, ever going to say I don't like The Boss. Bruce Springsteen may not be cool but who cares he is hot, his music is amazing and since 1972 when I say him for the first time in this venue in St. Louis (my hometown) there has been a love affair that no amount of old age will get me over it. It sucks that his wife is skinny and basically perfect for him but no one is perfect but The Boss is awful dang close. Ah I also have to take exception to not talking about Woodstock. My kids love the fact that we knew about it, have music references from it and in fact own the original vinyl. Yes that also ages me but whatever! My children are grown (27, 26 and 24) males who wear Led Zepplin t-shirts and want to know if we have original ticket stubs. Well no because I had to keep you first pair of shoes and didn't think anyone would care that I had Beatles tickets. You prioritize as a parent and not always well. I also do not plan to socialize with my co-workers no matter what age they are. I have earned the right to go home every night of the week and just sit down where it is quiet and my husband and I can do something it has taken 29 years of marriage to enjoy - no talking to anyone but each other. Let them go out and drink, party like a rock star and carry on, I stay home and watch Burn Notice and think Bruce Campbell is the hot one on the show. So whatever! This book is great though and in fact did not make me feel 55 years of age, it reminded me to in fact act my age. Mature as I may be I do not need to compete with my younger counter parts, take care of them like they are my children or even out do them. Just watch what I say because giving away a little TMI is not a good thing no matter what age you are. Read on!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
This book does not come out until August 25th but run to the store to pick it up. I had the pleasure of meeting Anna at the RWA in DC and she is as delightful as all of her books. This one took me by complete surprise but well worth the ride.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Another long week with lots of busy interfering with my reading but such is life. Burn Notice was amazing last night and a real turn of events for Michael and Fiona. Of course I don't see her walking away from a gunshot and doing fine but this is TV. Right now I am reading Spooner by Pete Dexter and while this is a really intense book it is worth the effort. I hope to get my review posted this weekend because I have allot more to read and talk about. Hope things are going well for everyone and you are reading lots of great books.