Megan tagged me to pick 5 blogs that make me think.
Thinking hurts so I try to avoid such mental excess.
Suisan can have me taking notes and doing math. Uncool. Still I go there and read through her posts on politics and after a year and a half I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. Then the posts on horses can have me googling for hours. So I figure Suisan actually could write a page from the phone book on her blog and have me leaning forward in my chair wondering if it was a new wacky code that I have no hope of solving.
Occasional Book Reviews by JMC has a little bit of everything for someone like me. Food, politics and social responsibility - then she talks about books!
Bookwormom has such a wonderfully eclectic blog that you never know what you'll get until you zap in. Poetry one day, a simple video post relevant to current events and snippets on the family and how life changes from day to day.
What Were You Expecting by Holly is a blog that celebrates everything life has to offer. And when Holly wants to talk about something like child rearing or social responsibility she does it with straight talk and most of the time I'm sitting there thinking 'exactly'.
Rosario's Reading Journal has probably been mentioned many times by other bloggers but her reviews are so detailed and precise that you know exactly what it was she liked and didn't like about a book. I only wish I could be so concise in the way I write!
Okay, that's five but really, you all make me think. Yep, there are even times when I look at your blog and think 'how did she get that 'thingie' on her blog?' and more often than not, I have no clue!
And I have noticed that my blog has not come up once as thoughtful.
Jennie's Experimental Meme
The Little-Known Favorites Meme
Rules: List and describe three of your favorite books that other people might not be familiar with. Then tag five people. See, easy!
Now I think I have a post from way back where I listed 20 different books by 20 different authors that I really liked. I believe I will need to reference that list.
Renegade Love by Katherine Sutcliffe. I don't see her mentioned very often but she was the author who first sated my need for dark tormented heroes and the women who love them. This was my very first keeper and even with my shoddy memory I can remember all the great scenes from this book and it's easily closing in on 20 years. This is an American historical that introduced me to 'road' romances. Seeing as how I was a newbie I didn't know which way was up and certainly didn't know if the hero and heroine would ever find their HEA.
Fairest of Them All by Teresa Medeiros - you know how I like dark romances? Well the first part of this story is simply about two people falling in love until the deceit is uncovered and then all hell breaks loose. Don't think of this as one of those Big Misunderstanding stories because that's not the case. Something as simple as beauty tears the H/H apart. Wonderful twist on the Beauty and the Beast theme.
A Pocketful of Paradise by Kathleen Kane - historical western with a soul collector as a hero. There were scenes in this book that made me catch my breath. In all honesty, it was a toss up between this one and Still Close to Heaven and I'm still not sure I made the right decision. I have to re-read these two to find out which one has the gun fight. Both of these books had me tearing up and I've already mentioned how that's tough to do.