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May 2011

Ready for Abduction? (5/31/11)

Katy Perry said it best in her classic and epic pop ballad, “Take me, t-t-take me / wanna be your victim, ready for abduction / boy, you’re an alien, your touch so far away/ it’s supernatural, extraterrestrial.”  Because apparently aliens are hott–and I mean literally HOTT as in attractive–right now, and not just in music. Entry filed under: Book Reviews. Tags: , , , , , , .

Take Me Out…to the Ballgame! (5/29/11)

In case you’re reading this dearest friend with the misconception that I could in any way be called “sporty,” let me set the record straight and say that I am not.  I’ve tried them all–sports that is–and for some reason I just get bored so easily. Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Suggest Me Something: Lists. Tags: , , , , , .

Mood Music: Country Cowboys and Banjos (5/28/11)

I love country music. Not really a popular confession, but I mean come on, I’m also the girl who has devoted an entire blog to romance novels, so I think I’ve moved beyond the whole “shameful secret passions” thing here.  But honestly, I’ve never really had a choice in the matter.  Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , , .

Dear Nicholas Sparks, I hate you! Love Lizzie (5/22/11)

I hate crying.  I hate it.  You know in the movies when the heroine, the romantic lead, starts to cry, silent, poignant, beautiful tears dripping down her face? Yeah. That’s not me.  I am a mess.  Eyes puffy, mascara running, nose red. Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , , .

A Blazing Hot Cover: A How To (5/20/11)

There are some things that should never be mixed.  Pop Rocks and Coke.  Fire and water.  Lindsay Lohan and movies. I mean some things are just not meant to be.  Like Kate and Leo–one of them will always end up dead.  Spoilers.  Two more things that don’t mix well?  Redesigning your blog and late nights. Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , , .

Tall, Dark, and Dangerous: The Navy SEAL (5/19/11)

I like to Google myself.  I know it is the epitome of vanity, but hey, it’s who I am. And really, you can find some fun things.  For example, sometimes I spontaneously enter contests online only to forget about them.  If I didn’t Google myself I would never have found out that yes, I am indeed a winner. Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , , , .

Do Judge a Book by Its Cover! (5/15/11)

It’s one of those phrases your granny tells you, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”  And I know in life, it’s a good message.  Don’t be vain, don’t be superficial, don’t just look at the surface.  But as I told my bestie Ria a few months back: “Relationships and snap judgement. I am good at one of these things.” Hint: it’s not the one that begins with a “R” and ends in “elationships.” Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , , .

 

It’s Your Last Chance…But Not to Dance (5/12/11)

It’s 3:00 in the afternoon and I am sitting around in my p.j’s and bathrobe staring at my computer screen.  I know I should feel pathetic, but really, I don’t.  I’ve just finished all my work for my senior year of college.  I am done.  I am graduating.  In a week. Entry filed under: Random Life of LizzieSuggest Me Something: Lists. Tags: ,.

It was Cute to Meet you! (5/6/11)

I love a good “meet-cute.”  And I’m not talking about that time some random dude ogled me on a New York City street, leering, while saying, “Hey gurl, you kinda cute! Whaz yur name.”  Yes, it was a meeting, and yes, cute was mentioned, but that wasnot a meet-cute. Entry filed under: Ramblings on RomanceSuggest Me Something: Lists. Tags: ,,.

April 2011

Am I Really What You Want? (4/29/11)

Okay, right now I should be writing a paper about women in slasher films, revising my creative nonfiction stories, or reading some serious works of “literature,” but it’s the weekend, and my brain is broken…so I’m not. Entry filed under: Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , ,

Um Excuse Me?!? We’ve Just Met… (4/27/11)

My roommate has recently become addicted to the Sims Medieval.  And by addicted, I mean she’s literally addicted.  Yesterday, we were just sitting in the living room when she yells, “I missed it?!? I had sex and I missed it.” Entry filed under: Random Life of Lizzie, Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , , , , , .

And By Camping You Mean Resort?

I hate camping. Oh my god. I hate camping.  It is dirty and filled with nature and bugs and there’s no running water, and you have to sleep on the floor, and if it rains then you’re completely screwed.  Shudders. Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , .

Porn, I Say, Porn!

Let’s talk porn stars.  Or adult entertainers if you will.  What do you think when I say “porn?”  My answers: fake, blonde, fake, boobs, fake, pouty lips, fake, moans.  Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , .

A Highland Laird….Yum

“Lizzie, if you hate horses so much, why did you agree to a riding lesson,” my dearest friend Julia asked me, slightly exasperated watching me have mild panic attack on the back of her horse Africa.  Easy answer Julia: romance novels. Entry filed under: Book Reviews, Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , .

Royal Wedding Fever: Where’s the Aspirin? (4/15/11)

I love fairytales as much as any gal who was Cinderella bride for two consecutive Halloweens in a row.  I’ve got all the classics: Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Anastasia, The Beautician and the Beaston DVD.  Who doesn’t?  However, all of the “Kate Watches” and “Royal Countdowns” are giving me a headache!  Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , , , .

An A on My Hamlet Paper (4/14/11)

Something my roomie shared with me today.  So true! I once wanted to be a college professor and have written about Shakespeare and death…Entry filed under: Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , .

Confessions of a Wannabe Cougar (4/13/11)

Hello, my name is Lizzie, and I am currently formulating a plan to become a Cougar. Entry filed under: Random Life of LizzieSuggest Me Something: Lists. Tags: ,.

The Deadly New Gossip: the Girl and Author (4/12/11)

Have you ever watched a show, read a book, where you just wished that the characters would stop all their petty fighting and just go for the literal jugular already?  I mean haven’t you ever read a book and thought, “Wow, this would be so much better if they just started beating each other down!” Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , , .

Review: Wild Orchids by Karen Robards (4/10/11)

While browsing the Romance section of the Walmart book section–don’t give me that look we don’t have a bookstore in my smalltown–I came across this reissue of Karen RobardsWild Orchids. . . Entry filed under: Book Reviews. Tags: , , , .

Tempted by a Warrior by Amanda Scott (4/7/11)

My Goodread’s review of the historical romance, Tempted by a Warrior by Amanda Scott….Entry filed under: Book Reviews. Tags: , , , , , .

Review: The Bride’s Baby by Liz Fielding (4/7/11)

Though characters are generally likable, “The Bride’s Baby” has some serious trouble spots within the narrative that keep it from being truly more than a two star rating for me….Entry filed under: Book Reviews. Tags: , , , , .

Would You Be TSTL? (4/5/11)

My biggest–and I mean BIGGEST–pet peeve in a romance is when my heroine is TSTL.  Meaning? Too Stupid To Live.  You know what I’m talking about here.  The heroine who you just hope will fall off a cliff and die, thus leaving you alone with that fine specimen of man-flesh, who is Too Hott and Cool To Die…. Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , , .

Green Is the New Blond: Seeing Romance Plots in Everyday (4/3/11)

A few weeks ago, my friend Ria’s mother came up to visit.  Over the typical “getting to know you” brunch–involving the our favorite local diner, made-to-order donuts, and hashbrown casserole so good it makes you sigh–she asked me that dreaded senior year question: “what do you wanted to do after college.”  Eick…. Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , .

Y A Young Adult Book Is Perfect for You! (4/1/11)

“Well, I kinda love…well, I kinda love…” My friend Lisa pauses, leaning towards me like she’s about to tell me some great secret.  Taking a deep breath she blurts out, “Ikindaloveyoungadultromances.”  Translation: Lisa loves young adult romance novels….Entry filed under: Suggest Me Something: Lists. Tags: , , , , .

March 2011

Reading the “Road Signs:” A Book Review (3/31/11)

Road signs are pretty important.  They keep you from turning down one-way streets, falling off a dead end road, running into moose.  Without road signs I would probably have had a million and two wrecks by now and be in a perpetual state of driving confusion.  Do I turn left? Can I turn right? Should I hit that giant beastie with antlers in the middle of the road or watch for it?….Entry filed under: Book Reviews, Romance Advice. Tags: , , , , , .

Deal Breakers: Putting Up or Giving Up (3/30/11)

My friend Sarah (the same Sarah who compared men to nuclear power) has decided that she wants to write romances. Problem?  She’s never really read one.  Apparently, I just make them sound so EPIC that she can’t help herself.  Therefore, for her birthday a month or so ago, I decided to give her something useful: two shining (and randomly chosen) category romances from Walmart. …Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , , , , , , , .

Angel Amour: Sexy or Sacrilegious? (3/29/11)

There seems to be a new and emerging trend in romance novels: the bad-boy angel.  Whether it is Nalini Singh’s “Archangel” series or one of the many teen novels about the Fallen Angel, you see these heavenly, celestial beings popping up all over romance novels….Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , , , , , , , .

Potential Romance: “The Putrid Pirate’s Paramour” (3/28/11)

Pirates were smelly.  It’s true.  Think about it.  They were stuck on a boat filled with men all day long. Stuck on the ocean in a wooden boat, and it was no Disney Cruise line here.  Nope.  They did not have 2 spas, 3 all you can eat buffets, 5 swimming pools, and running water in ever chamber’s private bath.  Sorry.  Most pirate ships didn’t even have private cabins much less running water.  Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that pirates would smell a tad foul….Entry filed under: Book Reviews, Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , , , , , , .

Of Sexy-Sexy Dukes and Some Slightly Kinky Deceptions (3/27/11)

I am not typically a Regency kind of gal.  I like my romances a little more medieval and a tad more Scottish.  Plus, the whole Ton thing makes me think about my awkward days learning to dance wearing gloves and a dance card at Cotillion.  Not exactly the best memories–raspberry jam on the powder blue skirt of my dress….Entry filed under: Book Reviews. Tags: , , , , , .

Past Loves and Romances! (3/26/11)

Looking at the groaning, shuddering, non-responsive heap that was once my dearly beloved computer I have to wonder: what did people stress about before God came down and gave man technology?  What did they worry about if not the state of their hard drives, emails, tweets, e-books, itunes library? Seriously. What. Did. They. Do????….Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Suggest Me Something: Lists. Tags: , , , , .

The Creeper–A Drive-By Style of Buying (3/23/11)

I used to try to deny my interest in romance novels.  “Oh, no!” I would say, “this is a murder mystery.  You know all about a serial killer and cops and guns and such.  Romance novel? Pshaw! I would never.”  But see the thing is? That Nora Robert’s novels I was reading? Or that Karen Robards? Or that Julie Garwood?  Though they were about murder and mayhem–I read them for the romance.  In fact, they were romantic suspense…..Entry filed under: Uncategorized. Tags: , , , .

All the Southern Ladies! GRITS, Guns, and Romance. (3/21/11)

Last week I was talking to a friend from the Boston area.  Over Thai food, she laughingly stated that she was the quintessential New England WASP.  Financially secure family.  Attractive. Likes to wear things with collars.  Took ballet–serious ballet–as a child.  Went to an exclusive boarding school.  Yup, Liz is definitely WASPy.  No doubt about it.  She fits all the requirements: White–check! Anglo-Saxon–check! Protestant–check! Ding-Ding-ding we have a winner…..Entry filed under: Romance Advice, Random Life of Lizzie, Book Reviews, Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , , , , , , , .

Slumberous Journeys: A Tale of Sleepwalking (3/21/11)

I sleepwalk.  It’s quite terrible really.  Terrifying.  Troublesome.  Tremendously treacherous.  You get the drift.  But yeah, I sleepwalk–all over the place.  But mainly I sleep walk when I am in strange new worlds.  Right now my sleep walking habits are very much on my mind. …Entry filed under: Random Life of Lizzie, Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , , , , , .

Steaming Up Spring Break: Some Suggestions! (3/19/11)

I am faced with a lovely 13 hour drive in the car tomorrow about to embark on my last spring break. EVER.  Well, probably for a long time unless I end up working in education.  I think adults call “spring break” vacation or something odd like that.  But anyway, in honor of my final foray into irresponsible, youthful vacays, I am dedicating this post to spring break reads…and some spring break romance suggestions….Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Romance Advice, Suggest Me Something: Lists. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Call Me List-Queen! (3/18/11)

There’s nothing I love more than a good list.  So organized, so clean, so concise.  I make lists for everything.  Lists for shopping, deadlines, plans.  Recently, I made the most epic Senior Year Bucket List for all of my friends, just so they would know what was happening…..Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Nice: A Kiss of Death (3/17/11)

I was sitting in one of my classes today, absently doodling a really interesting paisley pattern on a letter to my friend Ria, as the people around me discussed death, dying, and all things happy in the world, when the professor brings up a quote from the book about the word “nice.”…..Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , , , , , , .

Just dessert, Please! Cupcakes, Cookies, and Men (3/17/11)

My friend–let’s call her Sarah–recently turned to me and said, “Your next post should be about men and how they are like nuclear power–useful but damn hard to get rid of.” ….Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Love Concussions: A Pondering (3/14/11)

My friend recently explained to me that she has roughly “1.4 love concussions” a year.  What may I ask is a “love concussion?”  Is that a carry over from the good ol’ days when cavemen would bang their lady friends over the head and then drag them back to the lair? . . . Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , , .

Dating on Accident: How I tend to date people without knowing (3/11/11)

Laughing over coffee, hashbrowns, and pancakes the size of my head, my brother jokenly said: “Well, when Lizzie gets married it will probably be an accident. ‘Like wait? This is our wedding and not just a wedding?!?’” . . . Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , , , .

Book Review: “Strangers in the Night” by Linda Howard (3/11/11)

Linda Howard’s Strangers in the Night is a collection of three stories (“Lake of Dreams,” “Blue Moon” and “White Out”) that deal with passion, romance, and…well…strangers, and while the stories have their weaknesses and flaws….Entry filed under: Book Reviews. Tags: , , , , , , .

Suggest Me Something: The Series Suggestions! (3/8/11)

The second thing people ask me when I say I like romance novels–after the “wait are you serious?” question–is if I would suggest something for them.  “What book should I read?!?”  My response: what do you like?….Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Romance Advice, Suggest Me Something: Lists. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Strange Love (3/8/11)

I have a plan. Sure, I probably won’t stick to it but I have a plan! I am going to systematically go through the complete works of Linda Howard. ….Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance, Random Life of Lizzie. Tags: , , , , , , .

Is Historical Accuracy Important? (3/7/11)

Remember when you were a child and you would pluck petals off flowers? He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me.  Well, sometimes I feel like I am stuck with a never ending flower.  . . .Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , , , , , .

Romance Starter Guide (3/6/11)

I love  romance novels.  Oh, they are glorious. The passion, the lust, the emotion.  Nothing is better than curling up on the couch with a blanket and a nice historical/contemporary/paranormal/etc romance…Entry filed under: Ramblings on Romance. Tags: , , , .

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