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Books: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf 
13th-Mar-2011 10:25 pm
Read Irresponsibly
I was just not getting into Battlestations, so I grabbed up a romance that I had on standby, and enjoyed a nice brainless weekend read instead.

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf is about as deep as the original Sookie Stackhouse novels, complete with semi-random killings, ultra-macho men, and a spunky heroine with a wacky issue. In this case, Mo's issue is having been raised by unrepentant 60's hippies who were against "the man," processed foods, and personal boundaries. Mo finally rebels for good by moving from her parents' stifling Mississippi embrace all the way to Grundy, Alaska. She ingratiates herself there by being an unattached female and by replacing an injured short-order cook at the only town diner. She ends up in a bit of a tug-of-war between the local Ranger and the local gruff-n-buff hunting guide.

The book was light, fun, and had the nigh-requisite out-of-left-field bad guy(s) against which the plot could bounce. The characters were people that I know from summer vacations, and the scenery, while sparcely described, was well-placed. The book also had some amusing banter regarding the involuntary loss of clothing by werefolk in never-warm Alaska.


-- New-to-me books read in 2011 (as opposed to re-reads) --

January
Little Dee vol 2
Little Dee vol 3
Unusual Suspects
Harvest Moon
The Black Stallion (yes, I know, I should have read it with Black Beauty)
Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name, with a pre-finished commentary here
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Fang Bangers: An Erotic Anthology of Fangs, Claws, Sex and Love
Must Love Hellhounds
Truthseeker

February
Dark and Stormy Knights
Tortall and Other Lands
River Marked (2/28 - it arrived a day early)

March
Questionable Content, vol 1
How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf
... Battlestations



-- Books abandoned rather than completed in 2011 --

February
Sing the Four Quarters, by Tanya Huff



-- Books Still in Progress --
These are books that I haven't totally given up on, I've just... put them aside... for now. And gee, look at how many of them are non-fiction!
The Brand Within
Gamestorming
If You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails
Swords and Dark Magic
Battlestations
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