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FRIDAY SPARKS: WHAT IGNITES YOUR DAY? — JAN. 11

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What says Friday for you?  What sparks your day and keeps you smiling all through the weekend?

Yes, those drinks would help…but in the meantime, I’m reading a book that promises to be lots of fun.  Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen, fellow book bloggers, have created I.O.U. Sex.  In the story, three old friends are enjoying an evening, looking back, and reading diary entries.  Which then morphs into a pact.  Want to know more?

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Here’s the blurb on Amazon:

Best friends June, Kiki, and Peggy graduated from Dallas’s Rayburn High School—all of them still virgins. After all, they were good girls. Years later, when the three women read June’s high school diary, they joke about the sexual frustration they caused their steady boyfriends back then. That’s when Kiki makes a startling statement. “When you think about it, and I’m only trying to be fair, we owe those guys sex.”
With bawdy jabs and tipsy laughter, they vow to track down their old boyfriends and just DO IT, which is something they definitely did not do back in high school.
Lives intertwined, the three friends share their quest with sexy, poignant, and sometimes hilarious results. Is each woman’s sexual IOU paid in full? Will everyone get what he or she deserves? Or is this just another one of Kiki’s crazy ideas?

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I started reading this one this morning as the potatoes for my potato salad boiled on the stove.  A great way to work my way through the day’s routines.

What ignites your day?  Come on by and share…if you dare!

 

A QUEST FOR OLD CONNECTIONS — A REVIEW

In this sequel to Life After Forty, Christine is approaching her forty-fourth birthday. Her career is going well: she works for a publishing company and has several regular columns for magazines. She enjoys her life in Hamburg, with amiable friendships.

But in a conversation with one of these friends, Dorothea, she seems a bit jaded about friendships lasting.

From this discussion, Dorothea has an idea and enlists the help of Christine’s sister and a few other friends to put together a surprise birthday party for Christine that will include friendships of Christine’s from the distant past.

The quest is lengthy and described in detail; there are questionnaires to include with letters to the individuals.

From this point on, we are shown glimpses of some of the friends in their current lives, with occasional peeks into Christine’s life, and her tedious relationship with Richard.

I liked the premise of the story, but as it continued, I thought it soon lost its luster. Or maybe something was lost in translation. At any rate, the story plodded along and I no longer connected with any of the characters. In fact, sometimes I got confused, as many of them had similar names. I felt like a passenger adrift in the sea, and just wanted to get to shore. The most I can give Inseparable is three stars.


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