Tuesday, June 28, 2011

In the dentist's chair, Beyond Blonde by Teresa Toten

By no sheer coincidence, I needed emergency dental attention on the same day as Margaret Buffie's dog.
I broke a tooth but her literary inspiration needed some teeth removed.  I'm sure he read in the dental chair also 'cause it is so comfy, with a head and foot rest and a nice tilt to it.  Here I'm reading Beyond Blonde by Teresa Toten and it's funny enough to keep me happy while my freezing is not taking.

It's another reason why adults should read YA.  The character is  a combination of my best friend in highschool and me, her being the blonde and me the brunette who aspires to be and yes, we both played basketball. Of course, in my highschool everyone's parents spoke and acted like different versions of Auntie Eva.

The  second needle didn't take either so the dentist continued anyway.  He removed a chunk of tooth and installed a temporary filling and I didn't feel a thing--all because of Teresa's hilarious writing.
You can read Beyond Blonde anywhere.  You don't need to wait for a dentist's appointment.


Anonymous said...

Sylvia! I love what that book cover does for your skin tone! In fact, you've never looked lovelier, skinnier or younger!!!
Grateful Author

Sylvia McNicoll said...

It is quite true, one can buy a book for its flattering cover. Me and the Blondes is a lovely pink and a wonderful entertaining read. Better than Blondes is a gold colour, not bad for us Winters. Everyone should really buy all three and decide for themselves.

Vernell Leider said...

Yep, a bit of humor and laughter can really help against the discomfort felt at the dentist's. It's like laughing gas in your dental procedure. Instead of feeling nervous and making the incoming drills and needles feel worse, we feel more relaxed so things go more smoothly. Having a book like that ready would be a fun idea during the dentist!