Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday's Words & Quippish Quotes: Books to Movies

In honor of this week's Academy Awards, today's Wednesday's Words & Quippish Quotes features quotes from books which were turned into movies. Enjoy!

“I think... if it is true that 
there are as many minds as there 
are heads, then there are as many 
kinds of love as there are hearts.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” 
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” 
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“When I was your age, television was called books.” 
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.” 
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple

“Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.” 
― Mario Puzo, The Godfather

“But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.” 
― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Monday, February 18, 2013

Review: The Proposition by Katie Ashley

The Proposition
Katie Ashley
December 9, 2012

With her thirtieth birthday looming, Emma Harrison finds her biological clock clanging and the elusive knight in shining armor yet to appear. She’s running out of options, especially after her gay best friend backs out from being her sperm donor. Of course, there’s always a sperm bank, but Emma fears a donor mix-up might impregnate her with the spawn of Satan.

Resident company womanizer, Aidan Fitzgerald, is used to always getting what he wants, especially in the bedroom. When Emma spurns his advances at the company Christmas party, he's determined to have her no matter what it takes. After Aidan learns of Emma's predicament, he is quick to offer a proposition that will benefit them both. He will father Emma's child, but she must conceive it with him naturally. Not one for hook-ups or casual sex, Emma is reluctant to take him up on his offer, but his charm, coupled with her intense desire for motherhood, wins out.

Soon their baby-making sessions become more than just physical. Aidan can't seem to walk away from her while Emma begins to wonder if Aidan could be the one. But can Aidan leave his past behind to become the man Emma needs him to be?

Laura's Review:

I'm a big fan of the "baby-making" romance trope and Katie Ashley did not disappoint me with this one. In fact, she exceeded my expectations. I just loved Emma and Aiden - they are real and complex and everything you'd want from a hero/heroine. The only downside is having to wait to read book two - there is still so much I want to know! Can't wait to read it!

The Proposition: 4/5 stars