Happy Saturday! My kids are at the Teen Book Festival, getting their books signed by authors. They went with a group from their school. I’m a little envious that they’re meeting a few of my faves today!
Meanwhile, I’m busy plowing through the last of my stack of books for review. I’m taking the summer off to regroup and decide how I want to handle book reviews in the future. Stay tuned.
My snippet today is still from Nightsong. Val and Izzy have been on their way to pick up an unusual patient, and they’re passing the time listening to a Christian radio hit that wasn’t quite about Jesus. Six lines of dialog.
“You learn something new every day,” Val quipped. “I grew up on that shit. I still like some of it, and this song is so great. Made even better after the guy singing it came out.”
“He’s gay?” Not that Izzy wouldn’t have guessed, given that it was a man singing longingly about sucking off another man.
“Nah, he’s bi.” She grinned at Izzy’s arched eyebrow. “And spoken for, unfortunately. Wonder if it’s the guy from the song?”
“Hopefully.” Izzy chuckled. “Why’s it bad he’s taken? Since I know you have no interest, were you planning to call the station in hopes of setting me up with him?”
“Shut up. I’m not that bad. Am I?”
“You are. But I love you anyway.”
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