Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Book Recommendation: The Forbidden Bean

Forbidden Bean is a new urban fiction novel out today for .99 cents! The first in a series, the book is about Tee, a coffee store manager who finds a bag of magic coffee beans. Eating a bean transports Tee into the body of an insect, leaving her human body running on auto-pilot. As if being in the body of a bug wasn't strange enough, when the magic wears off, Tee finds she has no memory of what her human body has been doing in the absence of her consciousness which = problems. Zombie-body-syndrome aside, Tee finds herself addicted to the beans and to the things she can discover being, quite literally, a fly on the wall. Things like discovering a gun-running, human-trafficking pack of Eastern Europeans who aren't just the espresso drinking slobs they appear to be.

I read this book a while ago (the benefit of knowing the author) and it is so interesting and unique. The idea is completely original and well-executed. Tee's experiences in the bodies of insects are fun to read, as are the repercussions when she returns to her body. Tee undergoes more than one transformation, morphing from a plain, average woman to something of a superhero. Highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys urban fantasy or just an escape from Grinding Reality! (get it!?)

Monday, January 2, 2012

My Resolutions

I'm not really one for resolutions. I usually forget them by February anyway. But there are a few things I would like to do this year.

I will not leave dirty dishes in the sink for more than a day... er, two days...Umm, I won't leave dishes in the sink until they start to mold. I'm being realistic here, people.

I won't do 3 loads of laundry but then leave the clean clothes in the basket by the washer for two weeks and dig through them daily to find required articles. I will fold them or put them on hangers in a timely fashion.

I will keep my cosmetics neatly organized on the tiny countertop in the bathroom so that my husband has room to keep his things. (Ha! I'm totally lying. That will never happen.)

I will *try* to put my cereal boxes/crackers/granola bars etc. back in the pantry instead of leaving them on the counter. (My husband's pet peeve)

I will help my husband clean the litter boxes now that I have sprung another kitten on him. However, I do give myself credit for informing him of our new arrival before we got him this time, as opposed to "surprising" him as I did the last time I got a kitten.

What can I say? I'm all about keeping it realistic this year!