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Sunday, August 30, 2009

This is it! Right here! The official discussion of the Diplomats Wife

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StandsMom said...

Hi!

Cristin said...

Welcome welcome! I'm off to read the last few reviews and will be right back!

StandsMom said...

I'm first, I'm first, I'm first!!!

Hee heee! I told my hubby that I think I want a real kindle but he said in a couple of years MAC is coming out with some little touch screen thingy, bigger than the iphone, smaller than a teeny notebook. Hmmmmmmm.

Cristin said...

Welcome StandsMom!!!

Cristin said...

oooooh maybe I'll wait for one of those too

StandsMom said...

A couple of years sounds like a long time tho.

Cristin said...

Standsmom, I'm so happy that someone else loved the book for the hot scenes too. haha I think we're soul sisters or something.

StandsMom said...

A garden shed in the rain? Are you kidding me? Sitting close in suspense....geez.

Memzy said...

hola! I'll be right back in. Just saying goodbye to dinner guests.

Cristin said...

it'll take me that long to save up for one anyway haha

Hot Pants said...

Hallo?

Cristin said...

I KNOW!!! So many good scenes...sigh

Cristin said...

Welcome Memzy and Hot Pants!

StandsMom said...

You only get to experience moments like that once or twice. I really enjoyed their reasoning about spending the night together when they got engaged, too.

Cristin said...

I think everyone else is just dead inside for not appreciate it more. I mean talking and getting to know one another is so over rated.

Hot Pants said...

He imprinted I tell you.

Cristin said...

I love that era and I know that people really did get married quickly after meeting because of the war so it didn't seem so outrageous. But maybe i'm just a romantic.

StandsMom said...

Like, the story wasn't HOW they fell in love. It was THAT they were in love. AND, how could you not swoon over the warm-handed, big-muscly soldier who saved your life? Instant chemistry. Granted, I have to agree that it would be hard to get past the 'soil' factor. Gross. Her breath alone must have been atrocious!

Cristin said...

imprint or not, I kind of wished it was me except for their first experience...it really didn't seem THAT great but it's the closeness that counts not the time or quality right???

Hot Pants said...

Hey, I felt it.

StandsMom said...

Ummm, so did she, I think.

Cristin said...

Yeah, I personally would have been turned off forever if I saw someone like that but he's above that. He's all about passion.

StandsMom said...

ok sorry -----

Cristin said...

LOL Stands!!!!

Cristin said...

Well, I know they felt it in the Cellar...heck I felt it.

Hot Pants said...

It reminded me of These is My Words, when she found Jack stuck under the dead horse, all covered in his own waste. Soooo romantic!

Cristin said...

you've got a point there HotPants... something to think about because that really didn't turn me off of him....hmmm

Landee said...

I can see why she adored Paul... I don't get why Paul adored her.

Oh, Hi, btw.

Hot Pants said...

I get turned off when Dwight farts. So I had a hard time with that scenario.

Cristin said...

Welcome Landee!

Hot Pants said...

Hallo Landee

StandsMom said...

My hubby always leaves the room first.

Cristin said...

He loved her because he's awesome and he can see past all the horrible things that happened to her, to see a sweet girl....or so I like to think....Honestly who cares??? I'm just glad he did.

Hot Pants said...

If he didn't, would it turn you off?

Cristin said...

I wish mine would leave the room...

Hot Pants said...

I mean, if Stand hubby didn't leave the room, would it bother her?

StandsMom said...

Totally. Ewwww. I couldn't stand how whiny and helpless she was. I felt sorry for her, but still.

Landee said...

IS she a "sweet girl?" I found her to be boring & serious. Paul/Michael Stevens is where it is AT yo!

Stop talking about husbands farting. Srsly. I'm gagging.

StandsMom said...

I just don't understand how he can time it right. Who always gets that much warning?

Landee said...

Lollerz!

Cristin said...

To be honest, I really didn't notice or think about what he liked in her...because I was pretty sure it was me that he was talking too and falling in love with...

StandsMom said...

Sorry. Subject returning.

Hot Pants said...

I felt bad for her. I'm just saying it was a hard thing to picture him having feelings for her even from "the beginning".

Landee said...

I remember when Gty proposed to me in a rainstorm in Paris....::sigh::

This book really brought back some memories for me.

Hot Pants said...

I didn't care if she was with Paul or not, until she got with Simon. Then I wanted Paul back with her.

Cristin said...

I felt bad for her and I could feel her pain and she admitted her self that she didn't know what he liked in her.

StandsMom said...

Funny, cause when she'd question why he was interested in her, I'd say in my head something like, 'yeah, why is he interested in her?' And then I'd feel happy cause someone has to love the simple types, right? Did they ever say anything about her being discretely gorgeous?

Jenny ESP said...

Yikes! I got here are fast as I could!

Cristin said...

Paul had me at Hello...that's all that matters...also when he jumped on the cab...and definatly in the cellar...

Landee said...

NO! As a matter of fact she was wearing someone else's cokebottle glasses!

Cristin said...

Welcome Jenny!

StandsMom said...

Oh I know! I remember wondering at one point if she'd ever replaced those hand-me-downs with a real pair.

Landee said...

HI Jespy. ::licking frosting off fingers::

Cristin said...

You gotta problem with coke bottle glasses?? *adjusting my glasses*

Hot Pants said...

Did you notice how many times she would start reflecting on whatever she had been doing less than a day before? Like, "I can't believe only last night I was with Paul in the shack." Or, "I can't believe it was just this morning when such and such happened." She did a @$*&-load of reflecting throughout this book.

Cristin said...

She probably didn't, I mean it was in "those" days...I mean my grandma kept bags from those days...you just don't go throwing out a perfectly good pair of coke bottle glasses...

StandsMom said...

Did you know that most people gaze to the left when they're thinking about the past, and gaze off to the right when they're thinking about the future? She had a major to-the-left-head-tilt.

Landee said...

I liked Simon and his scheduled love-making. Who has time for spontaneity anymore?

Landee said...

Plus he was gay nstuff

Hot Pants said...

She also did a whole S*@$-load of shuddering too.

Jenny ESP said...

Glasses are so sexy. I agree. ::eating frosting by the spoonful::

Cristin said...

I reflect alot...like last night when I was finishing up The Diplomats Wife for the 3rd time so I could participate in the conversation...it took me back to the first time I read it...I can't believe it was just last night...

StandsMom said...

I wonder how specifically he had everything timed?

OMGosh. Sorry you gize. I'm way snippity tonight.

Hot Pants said...

And shivering

Landee said...

And she would see an emotion cross someone's face so quickly she would think she imagined it.

Did^^ a butt load of times.

Cristin said...

She did do a lot of shuddering ::shuddering just thinking about it::

Jenny ESP said...

I liked Paul after he came back from the dead. Marta was just OK. I didn't understand why he loved her for no reason. ::cocking my head to the side like I don't understand::

Cristin said...

plus it's cold in Europe...

Hot Pants said...

Paul shocked her a lot. It must be those olden day shoes. The rubber. It happens to me when I wear my flip flops in Sam's Club.

StandsMom said...

I hated that she just snuck back out of the dumpster and out into the open and disappeared with the assasin waiting around the corner. How dumb was that? He just gave up?

Landee said...

I don't think I'd ever recover from a Nazi prison so a little shuddering is fine in my book.

::shuddering cuz I just thought about Catching Fire on Tues::

Cristin said...

Ok Gize, to be clear...he wasn't in love with her but with me through her and since we all know I have a sparkly personality, you can see why he loved her... that's just my opinion though.

Jenny ESP said...

Cristin you LOVED this book! Three times? Is The Kommandant's Girl good? All the flash backs to the resistance were very interesting. I think I want to read it. After I recover from Catching Fire of course.

Hot Pants said...

I'll agree with you Cristin. Because of your glasses and how you soil yourself sometimes.

Landee said...

Just FYI, it says the stench of her waste hung in the air.... I assumed she walked to the corner to poop.

WHere'd you get it was all over her?

Cristin said...

I liked all the secret spy stuff it made me wish I was a spy..just like when I was a kid. ::tilting head to the left::

Jenny ESP said...

I'm gonna reda it again, but scratch out all the Marta's and write Cristin. Then it'll make more sense.

StandsMom said...

She couldn't move. Duh. She was almost dead.

Hot Pants said...

She couldn't move Landee. How did she get to the corner to discreetly poop?

StandsMom said...

And wouldn't some Nazi beating you make you soil yourself?

Cristin said...

The Kommandants Girl is really good but it tells the story of Emma so there really isn't much of Marta in it so you gize would actually like it more because Emma does have a better personality and she's cute.

Landee said...

And I won't read The Kommandant's Girl...too much is given away by that beotch the diplomat's wife! Uh duh, it ends with Marta shooting the Kommandant while Emma escapes. The End.

Jenny ESP said...

I must admit, it was a page turner. And I thought about it a lot at church today. The romance was just OK tho.

Cristin said...

Hey don't knock it till you try it...we all have soiled ourselves at one point of our lives...in fact my 4 year old keeps doing it...

Landee said...

She could totally move. Remember her gripping Paul's warm arm nstuff? Pooping in the corner is no biggie.

Hot Pants said...

I actually REALLY liked this book. It's just sometimes fun to make fun of things. It's my negative personality. I pay for it daily.

Markie23 said...

::fart::

Jenny ESP said...

Was the whole ending given away in this book Cristin? Or is there something missing? How depressing if Emma just ended up marrying some guy for convenience sake.

Cristin said...

Landee, it's still a good read because you know that it can't end well with the Kommandant..duh..he's nazi.

Landee said...

BUUUUUT, if she couldn't move...and she did soil herself...I bet she was soooo itchy. Sometimes if I don't get a good wipe....well, let's just say I can empathize with her.

Hot Pants said...

Markie, I bet you just turned on a whole slew of women!

Cristin said...

Hey Mark!!!

Jenny ESP said...

Markie! How dare you fart in the presence of ladies!

Landee said...

Markie & his ginormous zucchini is here!

StandsMom said...

I think I remember a story about someone who soiled themselves...::::left head tilt:::: Oh yes! I do!

Cristin said...

Emma's story is good and even more conflicted then Marta's she has to do alot of things that aren't good for the sake of the resistance. I mean the book almost made the a Nazi Kommandant seem HOT.

Landee said...

That was a one time deal, Stands! Maybe two.

Jenny ESP said...

She could have left out the poop part, ya know. Why'd she put that in there? It's not like she was "keeping it real" in the rest of the book.

Hot Pants said...

It's hard to believe just this morning I was soiling into the toilet, and then returning to my bed to read this book.

Cristin said...

I read the Diplomats Wife first and didn't feel like it gave away the whole first book.

Jenny ESP said...

Landee, who turns her nose up at dry toilet paper, I might add.

Jenny ESP said...

See, I was hoping that the Kommandant would turn good. In some twist, and actually be alive. Just like Paul was. I like bad guys who turn good.

Cristin said...

Hey no bashing Landee and pooping herself..it can happen to anyone... but mostly just to Landee.

Landee said...

She kept it totally real! Remember the fleeting pain? Yeah, real.

Cristin said...

The Kommandant was good in a way...I mean for a Nazi, he was good.

Jenny ESP said...

That's right. Forgot about the fleeting pain and the bad-luck prego.

StandsMom said...

I was gonna say something about fleeting, but then decided that would be entirely inappropriate.

Memzy said...

Yo!! ::wiping no frosting off my fingers cuz I used every last drop of my HG cake::

Jenny ESP said...

Why did the Kommandant and Jacob have to die tho? And why am I more interested in that book? Does it have a depressing ending?

StandsMom said...

I mean - elaborate on it...but i won't.

Hot Pants said...

I can't believe you guys would even go to the whole fleeting thing!

Memzy said...

Poop.

Sex.

Preggers.

::thinking to myself "enough"::

Landee said...

I know, ONE time and she's PREGO? She must not have polycystic ovaries like me.

Cristin said...

Jenny, it is pretty depressing only because you will wish that he wasn't a bad guy but you'll be able to find out what happened to Jacob...

StandsMom said...

No seabane. That's the stuff, right? And I don't have any frosting to wipe or lick off my fingers because I broke up with food.

Cristin said...

Plus, there is a really sweet spunky Aunt in the story who I adore!

Jenny ESP said...

Just once, I want the pain to linger. And then throb. Then she can soil herself. That's real life.

Memzy said...

I read KG and I think that she missed the mark on that one too. But it WAS better than DW. I just think she is trying to focus on relationships that me, as the reader, doesn't want to hear about. I think she should have done a book about Marta and Jacob

Cristin said...

::wishing I was wiping frosting off my fingers::

Memzy said...

But I DID feel for the Nazi. i wished he wasn't borned that way.

Cristin said...

I don't think I want to hear about Jacob and Marta because then I'll be all depressed because he's married and stuff then it's this tortured love that never gets fixed...

Cristin said...

but the resistance info would be cool

Memzy said...

oopsie this is about DW.

Who pictured Delia and Charlies doing the "husband and wife" on the kitchen counter full of her "i tried to bake" flour?

Memzy said...

that's what I thought

Cristin said...

I wish he wasn't borned that way too...sigh...poor poor borned that way Nazi.

Jenny ESP said...

Memzy--If you have finished your cake, I look forward to seeing the results.

Stans--you can frost a cake without sampling it. It's difficult, but it can be done. It's worth it for that freakin awesome apron.

Hot Pants said...

Plus the big secret was that Jacob was married...to Emma.

StandsMom said...

Jacob was cruel. If he hadn't been interested in her or known she was in love with him, he wouldn't have laid on top of her in some dirt hole.

Memzy said...

Aaaand, Wagner was playing in the background.

Landee said...

STICK TO THE DIPLOMAT'S WIFE!!! Or not, but it's boring if you haven't read it.

Cristin said...

I giggled about Delia and Charles but I tried not to picture it...too..too...parental for me. ::shivering::

Memzy said...

Oh come ON!! Charles slowly taking off his "butler's" tie? that's good stuff

Landee said...

I loved Delia but, with Pam's whack mind, I was surprised she didn't turn out to be a communist too.

StandsMom said...

When's the deadline for the cake? Fondant can be fun!

Landee said...

Del-ee-uh, btw.

Cristin said...

ewwwww Memzy...STOP!!! I'm getting visuals=bad

Memzy said...

Nope. It's Deal-lee-uh

Jenny ESP said...

Memzy is so right! I felt like the author was matching up teh wrong people. Forcing it on us. It's like a love triangle, and she picks the wrong guy. It's like Bella choosing Jacob.

Cristin, you better be licking frosting off your fingers soon. Sara is dying to win that contest.

StandsMom said...

Deee leee uh

Hot Pants said...

I did use that pronunciation once or twice.

Cristin said...

I'll have Sara make a cake then...she likes that stuff...though I'm very tempted by the apron even though I don't cook/bake...but I might if I had that apron...

Jenny ESP said...

No no, it's Re-nes-may

Cristin said...

I pronounced the same way as Stands

Hot Pants said...

You could end up with the jam though...be careful Cristin.

Cristin said...

Did that ever get settled?

Memzy said...

That apron is MINE

Cristin said...

Is that the evil Jam that Sara made?

Jenny ESP said...

It pronounced it "diddlydo" in my head, like I do with all names I can't pronounce.

Hot Pants said...

I might have to leave a bit early gize. My kids start school tomorrow and I can't get them to GO TO BED!!!

^^I yelled that as I typed it. For realz.

Memzy said...

As in, jalepeno?

Landee said...

However you pronounce it, it's fugly.

Hot Pants said...

I got an extra bottle of puke jam to contribute if there is a tie.

Memzy said...

Speaking of frosting. What color is YOURS?

Jenny ESP said...

That jam is the clincher. You don't wanna bomb entirely and end up paying for it with your life! Srsly, bad stuff to have in your house.

Cristin said...

Ok question...so off topic but did anybody else pre-order from Amazon? I'm debating about whether or not to cancel and make a trip to the city to pick it up instead of waiting for it to be mailed...

Memzy said...

But can't we just use the jam to poison the "foxfaces" in our life?

Hot Pants said...

I'm heading out into the big city to buy mine. It will be an adventure.

Cristin said...

I could use that jam as a torture device for my kids...I could get a lot done around my house if I could threaten with that...

StandsMom said...

Any cake rules, or just go for it?

Cristin said...

Hey no making fun of us country folk without a decent bookstore within MILES!!!!

Memzy said...

I feel like Stands is going to sooper out-do us. I mean, she is MARTHA

Jenny ESP said...

True. But there's no child proof lid. Just keep it up in a high place where kids can't reach. Can't reveal my color yet. Top secret.

Cristin--while you are waiting for your package to arrive, I'll be on chapter 15, biting my nails. Just drive to a book store. You won't regret it.

Landee said...

Flem ordered it and got an email today that it's been shipped. I don't know what to tell you Cristin. You might wanna hook up the team to the wagon tonight to get a good head start.

Hot Pants said...

OK gize, I'm out. Cock-eyed kids! Can't wait to see the cakes.

Hot Pants said...

BTW, good pick Cristin!

Cristin said...

I think your right...i'll just bite the bullet and pull myself away from my house for a few hours to pick it up, I'll have to do school shopping anyway...

Landee said...

Bye HotPants.

Memzy said...

Bye Hot Pants!

Srsly Jenny. What color?

Cristin said...

Good Night Hot Pants!

Jenny ESP said...

The rules are there are no rules. Except make it a HG theme, doy. That's it.

Cristin said...

I srsly can not wait to see these cakes!!!

Jenny ESP said...

Night Soilpants. Er, I mean Hot Pants.

StandsMom said...

Does that mean you think she's decorating her cake with JUST ONE color? How does that work, exactly?

StandsMom said...

P.S. I Am Not Martha.

Cristin said...

ok gize, I only have 10 more minutes before I have to meet my girlie friend for our walk.

Landee said...

Anyway, yeah so.....

Cristin said...

People who say they aren't Martha...usually are...they just don't like to brag about how awesome they are and how much better they are then Martha.

Jenny ESP said...

K Cristin, thanks for leading us this month. It was tough, going right before CF. Great pick, but tomorrow we dine! So to speak.

StandsMom said...

What ev er. :) This was fun. I CANNOT wait for the next book. ::::clapping and giddy-like::::

Landee said...

Stands made a ski jump cake at a cubscout thing...complete with a fondant skier. I'm not kidding.

Cristin said...

How many of you are actually making cakes??? I need to know my competition before I put any effort into it.

StandsMom said...

I'm tilting my head to the right and thinking about colors and stuff. My week suddenly got really busy.

Landee said...

K, good luck on your cakes! May the odds be ever in your favor!

(but I'm gonna win so don't even bother, mkay?)

Cristin said...

Holy freak Stands!!! ::deciding not to make a cake::

Jenny ESP said...

Yeah, what's with "one color"? How can you manage that? It'll be interesting.

Landee said...

It's due tomorrow at midnight, Stands. Your monday just got busy.

Jenny ESP said...

Cristin, you can try for the jam, doy. No losers.

Memzy said...

I'm definitely making a cake.



And winning.

Cristin said...

Hey, I appreciate everyone who participated, I know it's tough considering what is coming our way...eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!! ::so excited I could faint::

StandsMom said...

You gize are giving me WAY too much credit. Just stop. I gotta go to bed. Early and stuff tomorrow. Ballet class for the widdle girlie too.

Jenny ESP said...

No, it's due Tuesday at midnight. The day the book is released. Bc of late notice and stuff.

Memzy said...

And I meant "base color" of frosting. I'm trying to size up my "scene/theme" competition

Cristin said...

I'm so gonna win the Jam!!! woot!

Landee said...

Oh TUESDAY night midnight? Ok, that's better. But I better get it done early cuz I'll just be reading all day Tuesday.

Cristin said...

I have yet to make a cake that's made it out of the pan so I'm pretty sure I'll be the winner of the losers.

Memzy said...

But who could possibly be frosting a cake on TUESDAY when they could be reading the book?

StandsMom said...

Oh, and great book Cristin. I loved Paul.

StandsMom said...

And the shed and the cellar and the rain and Paris.

Memzy said...

K, bravo Cristin for your pick. I love when people pick books for me.

Cristin said...

Stands...I think we really are soul sisters.

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