Does anyone else keep a stash of “In Case of Emergency Reads” around? You know, one or two in the car. A couple in various rooms in the house? This is how I finally got around to reading Revenge of the Spellmans tonight after love, love, loving the first two books in the series by Lisa Lutz.
It’s a long story as to why I waited so long. Sometimes when I love an author so much I have to save a book or two to read later. It doesn’t make any sense, I know . . . So you need a good book, a funny read, a solid, going-to-make-me-laugh-out-loud book. Lisa Lutz and her Spellman books are those books for me. I literally laugh out loud every single time. As a total aside, I have a major girl crush on Lisa Lutz and told her so at a PNBA show where I’m sure I freaked her out . . . Sorry Lisa!
So, that brings me to today. I really, really needed a break from work. We’re installing a new inventory system (oy). I had to get away, get a beer, and wait for the madness to end at one of our local grocery stores, which was having a beer/wine/seafood sale! I wanted to partake of the sale, but not at 5:30 pm! I decided to wait it out at one of our local restaurants (woo-hoo for 1/2 price happy hour!). As I pulled into the parking lot I had a small panic attack. I wasn’t meeting anyone and I had an hour or so to kill. Did I have a book in my purse? Nope. Did I have one in the car? Yes! Revenge of the Spellmans was between my passenger seat and the console. Waiting patiently for me to pick it up and read it.
And read it I did. I had so much fun reading that I tore through 1/3 of the book before I knew it. I had to force myself to stop reading so I could get to the beer/wine/seafood sale before it ended. I will be finishing this book tomorrow and will have to replace my car book. Perhaps with The Spellmans Strike Again. You’ll love these funny and smart books.
In case anyone cares, at the grocery store I bought 12 quality bottles of wine, 3 cases of good beer, 1lb steamer clams, 4lbs crab, 1lb bay shrimp, 2lbs prawns, and a nice fillet of copper river salmon. Total price? $112 Now that’s my kind of sale!