Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Liar, Liar: The Lesser Key Edition

Okay, I know I promised more Mardi Gras pics, but I misplaced the USB cord for my camera. 

Instead, I thought I'd share something that really made last night relaxing and enjoyable after several days of reveling and carousing. A book! And not just any book, the book that's shocked the blogosphere pink! Even me. Look: 
I've always wanted pink hair, and I think I look a little like Jem in my pinkified state, so that's killing two long-time dreams with one stone. Yes!

Seriously though, Lisa and Laura Roecker's debut novel, The Liar Society, was the perfect way for me to end Mardi Gras (the Homecoming Dance theme was perfect!). It had just enough action and intrigue to keep my overloaded senses interested while I rested my tired body. I think I read about half the book in only a few hours, it was that engaging.

Not only did the plot keep me reading like I didn't want to put it down, the writing really helped me zip through. I loved Kate's voice, every simile, every witty aside. She wasn't snarky or sappy, she felt very real. And, in some ways, familiar. If you're a reader of Lisa and Laura Roecker's blog, you'll know what I mean.

Congratulations on writing such an awesome book, ladies! You've come a long way from The Haunting of Pemberly Brown, and honestly, I can't imagine Kate without pink hair. Love how seamlessly that was added in, and the extra element of depth it brought to her character. Y'all rule, and so does Liar Society. So I shouldn't be surprised how many people love the writing. And the story... And the secrets... And the LIES.

Speaking of LIES, two of my other favorite people on the web, Krispy and Alz, recently did their own version of this post at A Nudge in the Right Direction, which I shamelessly ripped off. They listed five facts about themselves, four truths and one lie. Care to guess which of the following facts is a lie?

#1 I can touch my elbows together behind my back. I'm not as flexible as I used to be, but I can still do that. 

#2 I actually won TWO signed copies of The Liar Society from online contests...after impatiently downloading the book the very day it came out! Which tells you exactly what kind of luck I have.

#3 Right now my toes are painted bright blue.

#4 I once broke my wrist snowboarding. Damn moguls. 

#5 One of my favorite things to eat are sweetbreads. Just a little caper-butter sauce, and yum!

I'll post later this week with the answer, once I find the cord to my camera and deal with those pictures. I promise it'll be soon, no lie! ;)

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