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Monday, July 25, 2005

The Poolside Diaries

I've been running around like a chicken trying to escape a date in Popeye's deep fryer with last-minute details for my vacation that's scheduled to officially jump off in another 4 hours, 45 minutes and 27 seconds. The eagerness is showing through like a neon bra underneath a wifebeater, ain't it? I've got the bags 98% packed, uploading my catalog of tunes on the ol' iPod as I type and I've been mentally ready for some much needed fun-in-the-sun for weeks now.

So while I'll be snoozing on my way to destination paradise, there's no time better than the present to catch up on my fix of fictional fantasy, true crime mysteries and the world according to the voices of sanity who continue to put things in proper perspective.

Care to take a peek inside my beach tote? C'mon, you know you wanna...

Bliss by Danyel Smith. Of course I had to show love for my fellow blog diva holdin' it down! I'm bringing this back without drink spills because I want my copy signed and posed like an Urban Outfitters window piece on my nightstand for ambiance.

The Interruption of Everything by Terry McMillan. I'm so ovah the "pink elephant in the room was ignored" pity party she's been throwing in the press as of late, but I've gotten good word-of-mouth buzz on this.

Genevieve by Eric Jerome Dickey. What's the point of going away if you don't have the obligatory trashy camp read?

Remains Silent by Michael Baden & Linda Kenney. I'm absolutely hooked on HBO's Autopsy series, so it's only fitting that Baden's first foray into novels would be worth a look see. It hits the shelves mid-August, but having a hookup has its perks, dahlings.

Post-Soul Nation: The Explosive, Contradictory, Triumphant, and Tragic 1980's as Experienced by African Americans (Previously Known as Blacks and Before That Negroes) by Nelson George. The shot of intellectual musings I need to keep me grounded on the way back while mentally preparing to return to the corporate plantation.

So, it's time to bid my fellow bloggers farewell for the next few days while I soak up some rays and get even more scrumptiously Hershey-fied. See ya'll on the flip side of another rant soon. Peace.

link | Shot from the lip by TriniPrincess at 1:42 AM |

Blogger Butta commented at 7/25/2005 10:01:00 AM~  

Have a great vaycay! Can't wait to hear the trip 411 and your book reviews when you get back.

Blogger Rell commented at 7/25/2005 11:50:00 AM~  

enjoy the vacation -- interested in hearing stories about it when you get back.

Blogger Midlife Crisis commented at 7/25/2005 02:22:00 PM~  

Well, small blessings for Terri McMillan losing her mind (a twenty year old--indeed!)and humiliating herself in front of the whole planet. At least YOU will know better than to bring home a 175 lb. hard-bodied,everlastingly bass-throated, muscular,creamy-coated brown-skinned...
Ahem... Midlife Crisis has to sign off now. God bless.

Blogger Danyel commented at 7/25/2005 09:12:00 PM~  

have an AWESOME, safe, fun, relaxing, exciting vaycay ... I hope you dig BLISS. And thanks the most for the shout.

Blogger Saundus commented at 7/29/2005 03:37:00 PM~  

I didn't know that Terry McMillan had a new book out. Have a great vacation! I read Genevieve and it was pretty decent. It wasn't trashy at all. Cannot wait to see your review. Happy reading!

Blogger *amber* commented at 7/30/2005 02:31:00 PM~  

Its about time you come back from vacation missy and tell us about it. *waits patiently*

Oh i added your blog as a blog to look out for on my blog. PEACE! www.feistyamber.blogdrive.com

Blogger Butta commented at 8/03/2005 06:57:00 PM~  

Girl, did you go on vacation or sabbatical? Your adoring public awaits your return. =)

Blogger TriniPrincess commented at 8/03/2005 10:44:00 PM~  

Thanks to everyone for the awesome sendoff. I had a blast! Would've preferred to hide out in some rasta man's hut to stay a bit longer, but que sera, sera. lol...
butta, don't send out a search warrant for me just yet! :oP
danyel, Bliss ROCKS. No bullshit. I really, really liked it a lot. The reread value's high.
Hey Amma! No doubt about it, I'm adding your site in now. :o)

Blogger Remains Silent commented at 8/07/2005 04:06:00 PM~  

Thank you very much for taking an advanced copy of "REMAINS SILENT" on your vacation and blogging about it. We hope you enjoyed the thriller; would love to meet you and autograph the book to you personally. It would be great if you could attend one of the book signings in New York City. Presently we are scheduled to appear at Barnes and Noble on Broadway and 82nd Street on Thursday August 25, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. You can check the official website for the book- www.remainssilent.com- to confirm the appearance schedule. The appearances will be posted on August 16th, once the book goes on sale.

Linda Kenney and Michael Baden, authors of REMAINS SILENT

Blogger TriniPrincess commented at 8/07/2005 05:05:00 PM~  

I finished it once I returned home and it's a winner! Fantastic first novel for you both! Thanks for the info on the book signing...I'll definitely be there since I'm a huge fan. I appreciate you taking the time out to visit a relative fly on the wall's blog. :o)

Blogger Remains Silent commented at 8/07/2005 11:16:00 PM~  



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