Happy Wednesday! Have a peek at this week’s Illustrated Temptations…
So I am a serious geek lover. I love super intelligent, talented, creative, funny men. I married a man who fits this description for sure. I guess that doesn’t necessarily make them geeks per say. Maybe it’s MY love of books, tv shows, movies about paranormal, science fiction type stuff. OK fine, I am the geek then. All I know is that some of my favorite books are writing by men. Witty, sarcastic, definitely sexy, men.
You all know by now that Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James and Sempre by JM Darhower are going to be made into movies. I’m very curious and excited to see the adaptations and most of all, I hope they’ll stay true to the books. Yes, because that’s what concerns us readers the most, isn’t it? That some of our favorite scenes will be kept, and that the actors will be able to masterfully portray those characters we fell in love with.
There are a lot of books I’d LOVE to see on the big screen–books that made me dream, cry, laugh and root for the characters from beginning to end.
Here are some of the books that I’m dying to see them turned into movies:
I love weddings both in the real world and in the fictional one. Something about white dresses, the ceremony, the vows, the couple declaring their love in front of God and their families… Yes, I get all emotional.
I love it when stories have two lovers marrying each other. Weddings can be at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of a book and I’ve always liked how writers describe the ceremony in different ways, with their own writing style. Some focus on the ceremony, some on the feelings of the couple…I’ve always found that each wedding scene conveys something new and different to the reader and they’re all beautiful and touching.
Today I want to share some of my favorites with you :
***SPOILER ALERT : some scenes may be spoilers for those who haven’t read the books, so don’t read if you don’t want to be spoiled. ***
Last time I left you hanging about 25% into Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard…sorry about that…Ok not really. There’s just so many great sentences to share with you that I just can’t rush it. Let’s pick up where we left off last time kay?
Hey peeps…Happy Easter!
OMG! This has been the best and the worst day for me. Let’s start with the worst part first…
I forgot my phone this morning, and I didn’t realize it til I got to work…and then when I reached down to take it out of its case and it wasn’t there… can you guess what word came out of my mouth?!? Yep, it was the eff word. I was running a bit behind so going back and getting it was not an option. This was disastrous on so many levels…do you have any idea how long 4 hours without my phone is?!? Yeah ok…4 hours, but it felt like 4 bajillion hours. I know some of you are nodding your head and sympathizing with me…Now comes the best part…
What a great week we just had at Bookish Temptations, dubbed by many as Rehv’s week
1st I’ll tell you what’s on the agenda for this week and then let’s look ahead a bit…
Monday March 19th- Elena reviews: Whitney, My Love
by Judith McNaught
Tuesday March 20th- Book Blogger Confessions…
Wednesday March 21st- Observations…
**Tamie shares some new ones**
Thursday March 22nd- Gina reviews: Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
**Book 8 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series**
Friday March 23rd- FanFic Friday with Debb and Annie
Saturday March 24th- Sexy Sentence Saturday…
*Sentences from the Supernova series by CL Parker*
Some upcoming news that I want you to be aware of…
If you somehow missed it…and with all the excitement it generated I’m surprised if you did… SR is writing a Fantasy Date for the Professor and I. Do you have any idea how happy I am about this?!? OMG! I’m beyond happy to be honest…this propelled me straight into the ecstatic stratosphere. Gabriel and Tamie…on a date?!? WoW! When he tweeted THAT stunner?!? I excitedly tried to jump up out of my chair…and instead I slid off of the slippery leather…right onto my…yeah…it wasn’t pretty, but it was pretty funny.
Know what I did yesterday to celebrate this very special event?!? I went out and bought some VERY high heels with the Professor in mind. I gotta tell ya…I haven’t bought heels that high in a really long time, but for him…O yeah!
Don’t worry… I’ll let you know the when of it with plenty of advance notice…so you can take the day off from work. I’m sure we’ll all be useless ;)
In other Gabriel’s Inferno news…SR will also be releasing a teaser from the upcoming sequel here at Bookish Temptations in April…I know you’re all just squirming impatiently to read that…ME TOO!!!
Geez, I love it when I can pass along such good stuff to share with you **Happy Sigh**
When I first got the idea for this post it was as a one shot if you will. I was going to list a bunch of my favorite sentences from different books that I have mad love for…So what happened?!? Well…I started going thru my Kindle version of Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard and putting them in a draft…and um… before I knew it I had an entire post, and I wasn’t even a third of the way thru the book yet. So then I had to decide whether I was gonna start eliminating some of them to add in sentences from other books… EEEP!…I just couldn’t do it.
Instead, I’ve decided to feature what I think are the best of the best sentences one favorite book at a time. For now I’ll post them on most of the Saturdays when Morgan isn’t here. Sexy Sentence Saturday… has a nice ring to it eh? Now I gotta be honest with you…not all of the sentences are really what I would call sexy. Hmmm… I guess I could’ve gone with… Satisfying Sentence Saturday… but that just doesn’t have quite the same appeal does it? Lemme know what you guys think…if you’ve got a better title to suggest I’m all ears…actually I have very nicely proportioned ears…
Some of these have been featured in a previous post, altho usually as entire passages not just single sentences…erm…yeah ok…some of them in more than one post. However, they are featured again for these reasons.
1) Lots of peeps get here via search engines- they type in things like- Gabriel’s Inferno quotes, Gabriel’s Inferno passages, etc. and up pops Bookish…SEE
2) There’s lots of new peeps joining us that haven’t been here for those other posts (feel free to check out the archives btw)
3) Well duh…they’re my faves
Here’s my original intro btw-
I love it when I’m zooming along thru a book and BAM! an author will stun me with a simple sentence. It might be funny, witty, or clever. Perhaps it’s a thought provoking line that stops me cold. Sometimes it’s sensual/romantic/erotic, and often times it’s a descriptive sentence that just blows me away. It might be hidden in a paragraph or it might be stand alone, but it catches my eye, and I reread it, I highlight it in my Kindle, I um…dog ear the page…shhh…don’t tell on me, and I’ve even been known to add them to a special notebook I keep just for that purpose. Only the best of the best go in that.
Still not sure why I’m doing single sentences instead of whole passages? Sometimes we forget how important they can be. We focus so much on the whole that we lose sight of the parts…you understand what I mean by that right?!? When an author is able to grab my attention with a single sentence that makes me pause long enuff to read it over again because it’s so damn good? That my friends is pure unadulterated talent, and I want to celebrate it!
One last thing before y’all dive in…this post covers only the first 20% of the book. Dood! I know! Blame SR for writing so many sentences I floved, and besides, it gives you something to look forward to… in the future…
Welcome to the March edition of: Search Engine Terms. In case you’re just joining us lemme give you a quick run through. Once a month I share some of the search engine terms that bring peeps to Bookish. Some of them are funny,others are perplexing, a few are WTF?!? and some are what show up every day. Just like I did last month I’ve included my reactions to most of these, but this time they’re under the term in (parenthesis).
This past month 1899 search engine terms referred someone to a post(s). Even tho I didn’t tally them the last time I can tell you that the number is higher. Twitter used to be my main referrer, but not anymore…Hey! What’s up with that my twitter peeps?!?
Anyhoo…here’s what caught my eye…
(thanks for looking for Bookish and glad you found us)
author el james
what does christian grey look like
( Please see my book boyfriend post for what I imagine)
who wrote gabriel’s inferno
( Sylvain Reynard…um…unless you’re meaning a different Gabriel)
books like gabriel’s inferno
(This one is always a toughie for me cuz I think of books as unique)
mac and barrons fanfiction
(Gotcha covered on this one…click here)
(you have indeed arrived my friend )
it’s time to start looking forward now
does christian grey die?
(I get this one A LOT! No spoilers here…ya gotta read the book)
sexy patrick dempsey
how to open your mind to storytelling
gabriel emerson and Christian Grey
(I get both of these daily in one way or another)
living vicariously through make believe characters wishing
(As long as you don’t practice this full time? Sure)
” laters baby ” meaning
(Hmm…seems self explanatory, but ok…it means see you later, baby)
(Do it all the time myself)
my book boyfriend missie sexual
if you like gabriel’s inferno then read
robert pattinson as a bookish
(He’s certainly welcome to visit or guest post anytime)
gifts for fifty shades fans
(Isn’t Fifty gift enuff?!?)
i think these are beautiful book covers
love in my box
(Nope…not gonna touch that one)
botticellis dantes inferno
i’m looking forward for a new boyfriend
(I wish you luck on that one)
gabriel emerson bookboyfriend
gabriel emerson bookboyfriend bookish tem
(This is another type of term I’ve been getting A LOT of lately…lemme assure you that Gabriel will get his very own My Book Boyfriend post after the sequel releases. To tide you over tho I did do a similar post last year that featured Gabriel as a fantasy boyfriend)
when is arcanus coming out by tyra lynn
(As soon as I know I’ll share the info)