Monday, January 30, 2012

Dear Diary: Super Bowl Mania

It's all Patriots all the time in New England this week as the team headed to Indianapolis yesterday for the Super Bowl. The picture of a smiling Tom Brady was on the front page of the Providence Journal this AM. I adore him and that smile. He's so damned cute! Looking forward to Sunday's game and hoping for a better outcome than the last time we faced off against the Giants. I have to laugh at my son, the Boston sports fan, and the run of luck he's had since he started rooting for our local teams:

1. Red Sox win the World Series in 2004 and 2007
2. Celtics win the World Championship in 2008
3. Patriots play in the Super Bowl in 2008 and lose, but have an undefeated season. What will happen in 2012?
4. Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 2011

He's suffered from an embarrassment of riches in his young life as a sports fan. We tell him all the time about my mom who lived her whole life as a Red Sox fan without seeing them win a World Series. In fact, she died Aug. 31, 2004, two months before the Sox won their first series in 86 years. My husband's father lived 86 years as a Chicago Cubs fan without ever getting the big win. I fear my son is in for a future of disappointment after such an amazing run! Can it continue? We certainly hope so! GO PATS!

I was supposed to go to the gym today, but I've got a sick boy home with me, so I'll be hanging with him. There's always tomorrow! Over the weekend, I cruised past the 50,000-word mark with Hoping for Love, so that brings us within shooting distance of THE END. Will keep you posted on how Evan's book is coming along!

Since it's Monday again, I thought I'd share some more reader mail from the past week...

From Marian:

Just wanted to let you know how much I loved Falling for Love. I'm completely smitten with all of the McCarthys of course and have been since I first met Mac & Maddie!!

From Hattie:
Omg Marie! Just finished reading true north. You are my new favorite author. I'm about to go on a reading spree. This is the first of your books that I've read. I've got some catching up to do! 

From Jane:
Gansett Island! Great series!  I'd downloaded your Love at First Flight  last year and really enjoyed it. Recently I went looking for other titles you'd done and found the Gansett Island Series.  I'm hooked!! I just downloaded the 4th one to my NookColor and finished Janey and Joe's story last night.  I couldn't put it down. Please keep up the great series; you're a very talented writer!

From Debbie:
Just finished the 4th book in the McCarthy's series. I just couldnt read the series fast enough. Cant wait for the next one. Time to start the Treading Water series.

From Barbara:
I'd forgotten what a wonderful island Gansett Island is.  I've decided that it is a magical place full of a powerful love potion.  WHY did I wait so long after finished "Starting Over," before starting "Falling for Love?"  I was so glad to be back home on Gansett Island.  I'd forgotten what a glorious place it is to reside.  Of course, now I've got to re-read all of the series.  I'd forgotten some of the storylines in the other three books.

So who are you rooting for in Super Bowl? Do you watch the game or just the commercials?

Have a great day!


Janet Watros said...

I'm not a football fan so I don't watch the Super Bowl, not even the commercials. You can see the commercials online so I usually check them out there. But my great nephew is celebrating his 1st birthday on Saturday so I'll be partying with my favorite little guy this weekend. Love your books Marie, really looking forward to Fatal Flaw. It was the Fatal series that got me hooked on your writing.

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Danielle328 said...

Born and raised in Massachusetts, definitely a Pats fan all the way! I hope this is their winning game against the Giants. Sounds like Hoping for Love is coming along great, love hearing about the progress, keep up the amazing work. Also can't wait for Fatal Flaw next week! :) Hope your song feels better!


Marie Force said...

Happy birthday to your great-nephew! I love that age! So glad you're looking forward to Flaw! I can't believe it's out NEXT week!

GO PATS!!!!!!!!! I can't wait! Hoping for Love is coming along very well. I'm really enjoying it, but then I enjoy all the Gansett books so much. The most fun I've ever had as a writer!

oklanannie said...

Can't wait for Super Bowl Sunday - love the lively wagers, the unruly challenges and insults, the unveiling of the million dollar commercials, and the high-calorie party goodies I'll be sampling! I guess I'll even endure Madonna's performance, BUT best of all -- Tom Brady!! Although I've never lived in the East, I love the Patriots (Tom, of course, is a real selling point!) and I'm hoping they get the WIN!!!


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