Political fatigue — and then political angst — killed my appetite for books in November…but I still managed to squeeze in some BIG winners! Alyssa Cole’s An Extraordinary Union is going to catapult this talented author to the next level, and I’m so glad I got to read an early copy! The Edge of the… Read More I’m Out of Book Puns: November Reads
How is it March already?! Fortunately, for a short month, February still provided plenty of time to pick up a good book! Here’s what I read and really enjoyed. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (women’s fiction, contemporary romance) Cold-hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas (historical romance) Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren… Read More A Sense of Shelf: February Reads
There comes a time in every writer’s life when they must put up or shut up. For me, today is that day. After four years, I’ve finally attached a domain name to this blog: badnecklace.com. I actually leaned more heavily towards “.net” initially, because it has a more poetic ring to it. However, when it… Read More The Mistress of My Domain
In my previous entry, I mentioned being from the land of musical numbers. My antecedants are from the land o’ Bollywood films. I’m from the land of peanut butter buckeyes, Kiwanis and Wildberry incense.
Why, in these last few weeks leading up to the Presidential election, is there such a need to define what makes someone a “real” American? Why the divisiveness, and the implication that edumacated, elitist big city folks just don’t understand the toils and troubles of the average, homespun “real” America? Well, I’ve looked at it… Read More “Real America”: The sweet land of bigotry.
Welcome to bad necklace: not quite pearls of wisdom, a blog for rambling natterings on writing, the Big Apple, growing up desi in the American Midwest, and whatever the heck else occurs to me. The name “bad necklace,” comes from one of many crazy nights with my friends Ty and Tiffany. I made the mistake… Read More Welcome to the jewelry box.