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I am an avid reader, animal lover, devourer of guacamole, storyteller and the author of An Unexpected Obsession, A Dose of Reality, Witch Way, A Coven by Christmas, Love Spells, Summer Solstice (coming soon), Flirting With Death, Flirting With Murder and the rest of the upcoming Assassins Anonymous series. I attended Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!) and make my home in the Valley of the Sun with my husband and three pampered pets. I like to discuss everything funny, sexy, sassy and absurd. But mostly I like to talk about books... and shoes... and outrageously expensive purses... and Chanel sunglasses ...oooh, and anything sparkly... or fluffy! So, come on in and let's chat!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

So Excited to Read Sweet Valley Confidential!!!

I credit Francine Pascal for nurturing my lifetime love affair with reading - and for inspiring me to write my own stories. The Sweet Valley High series captured my dreams and sucked me into a world that I never wanted to leave. Yes, I read Judy Blume as well and adored both Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and Super Fudge, but Sweet Valley High... well, I just couldn't get enough.

I can vividly remember reading late into the night under the covers with a flashlight, my Holly Hobbie canopy bed transformed into the town of Sweet Valley. As a child living through a tragic divorce, it was an ideal world where everything was happy and "right." I can't fathom how dark those days could have been if not for the imagination of Francine Pascal.

So, imagine my delight when I read that a new book was being released! I downloaded the sample chapters today and read through them in about thirty minutes, delighted to see my old friends, if only in my memories. The beginning has definitely solidified the need to read the entire book.

One problem... I'm terribly frugal. The $9.99 price tag is high for me. So now I'm facing a dilemma... do I wait for the paperback to hit the stores or do I give in to temptation, throw sensibilities to the four corners and download the sucker right now? I'm torn.

Okay, writing this solidified that I need immediate gratification! I'll keep you posted when I've finished...

Stay tuned and happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhh Sweet Valley. I tore through those books and played the silly dating game. I always wanted to be Elizabeth.