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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

keeping track

starting this morning at 25,414. 


Lots of other work today, unfortunately, but at least BF is gone for the day until late evening.  Only the dogs to demand attention.


I'll be content to reach 30,000, but more would be terrific.


The apple she had placed with such ceremony on the center of the old oak table was indeed a very pale yellow, lighter than the familiar golden delicious one would buy in the grocery store.  A soft kiss of pastel pink highlighted one curve on the upper half; there were no worm holes or bruises or other blemishes.

It was small, no bigger than a tennis ball and almost as perfectly round.  The skin was smooth as satin, fine as silk.  If I had seen this in a store, I would have thought it a plastic display item; it just didn't look real.  But when I picked it up and held it to my nose, it smelled like an apple, tart and sweet and crisp as an autumn afternoon.  I felt a powerful urge to sink my teeth into it and take a huge bite of the tempting flesh, knowing exactly how it would taste.