Random Friday: Ball Boys, Llama Menage, Tears for Borders

Mwuaahahaha – Sophia has left me alone with a Random Friday post while she’s without electricity for the moment. Hope she’s not sorry and hope y’all enjoy. 😉 And I’ve got Amy along to help out!

First of all, I think we should all take a brief moment of silence as we look at the picture below and fondly remember the rows and rows of books, sexy heroes, kickass heroines, the 40% off coupons, and the feel of a brand new paperback in our hot sweaty hands. Good-bye Borders. I know I will miss you. Hey wait a minute…..my local Borders didn’t have a Starbucks!



Who out there is addicted to their iPhone and Facebook? Don’t be ashamed. Admitting you have a problem is the first step. This week FB released an app update and I just want to warn everyone this is a terrible terrible update with many bugs. Oh it looks pretty and promises big things, but wait until the next update. Consider yourself warned.


Envy from J.R. Ward was released this week. Who has read it? I read it in 1/2 a day. I’ll be posting a review soon. But I need to know right now if anyone else has read it yet? Please somebody come to my rescue! I need to talk to someone about a major development in it before I lose my mind. Don’t leave any spoilers in the comments section, but please tell me I am not alone or I may need to seek therapy.


Amy sent me some extra scrumptious eye candy for today’s RF. It appears Amy may have a thing for beautiful boys who chase bouncing balls. But can you really blame her? Below are three hot tennis players from this year’s US Open. Let’s take a vote shall we? Left: Juan Carlos,   Middle: Feliciano Lopez,  or   Right:Tommy Haas

I could picture Feliciano on the cover of a book we might review here on FVBR, but I believe Tommy is the man for me.


Amy was also disappointed she missed Adam Levine shaking his groove thing Jagger style on the NFL pregame show. Here you go ladies….and Amy. Any other Levine fans out there? *Samantha swoons*


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  1. says

    Thank you Samantha and Amy for doing RF this week. We have electricity back but you saved me from panic posting!!

    Very sad about Borders. So sad to see it go.

    Why didn’t I get the notification on the FB app? Not that I’d dl but still. I feel left out! lol

    So looking forward to your Envy review. I don’t read the series but we’ll see if you inspire me to change my mind.

    Thank you Amy for the ball boys. Nummy!!

    And the llamas? <3 LOLOL

  2. says

    I, too, will miss Borders’ awesome coupons. But I have to admit, I’m loving their ‘going out of business’ deals. I got some great books for under $3.

    Damn it! I already downloaded the FB update. Grrr. I haven’t noticed any bugs yet.

    I’m behind on that J.R. Ward series. I haven’t even read the 2nd book yet. Am I missing out??

    Look at those llamas! Oh my.

    Great job with the RF post ladies! Sophia – hope you get power restored soon.

  3. says

    Who is that tennis guy in the middle? I want some of that.

    I do love Adam shaking his thing. Too bad he was wearing a shirt 😉

    You read Envy in 1/2 day? That sucker is big!! Will read it soon!

  4. Dani says

    Oh… I like the third guy better …
    I finished Envy last night, are you talking about the …. hummm….
    smell of flowers thing? That made me nervous, but I’m confident that everything will be well soon… I hope… That was a buzz kill after that hot bathroom scene…
    Loved the llamas!

  5. says

    I’m sad to see Borders go and I haven’t even had time to go check out the great deals either.

    Sadly I haven’t read JR Ward’s angel series yet.

    Ball boys and durrty llamas haha

  6. says

    Of course I’m all about the veterans, the ever hot Rodger Federer and Rafa Nadal, but I wanted everyone to see the new meat on the court and I can totally jump on Feliciano and his balls…..errrrrrr….hotness. 😉

    Samantha-The Llamas rock! You were right, your pic is epic!!! And thanks for the link to my man Adam!

    Just got back from my beloved Borders. I’ve been every week since the closing announcement. It’s the loss of an era for book lovers like myself. :(

  7. says

    Oh, those are some dirty llamas

    Your 3 tennis hotties are definitely hot, but I gotta stick by Nadal. His biceps…*sigh* swoon.

    And yeah for Sophia having the electricity back! No electricity = sad face

  8. says

    great RF ladies! I haven’t read crave yet… Do I need too in order to read Envy? I have envy on my kindle… I just didn’t like Covet that much

    WoW, those are some dirty llama’s O.o

    Glad you have power back Sophia!

    • says

      I would definitely read Crave before Envy. There are things that happen with Jim and Adrian that I think are important to know. Crave was way better than Covet in my opinion.

  9. Denise Z says

    My local Borders closed a couple of years ago and it was definitely a loss. We have also lost most of the small bookstores. I luv the llamas :) started right out spit laughing when I saw it.

  10. Amber Hughes says

    I just finished Envy tonight! Loved it, but OMG about what you’re talking about! And now we have a year long wait to see what happens :(

    So sad that Borders is closing :(

  11. says

    Wonderful job! *tosses confetti*

    I can’t believe ENVY is out and I didn’t even realize it. I have to admit, I bought the second book and still haven’t read it either. Guess it didn’t capture me as much as I thought. Hope you found someone to discuss the book!