It’s In His Kiss

It's In His Kiss  (copyrighted image)

It’s In His Kiss
(copyrighted image)

It’s In His Kiss is here! The real life version is finally, here, in Christchurch,

Sunset in Christchurch.

Sunset in Christchurch.

in my hands.

There have been hiccups with delivery but thanks to the wonderful author, Vickie Lester, I now have not one, but two copies of her book; one for each hand? Does this mean I can unravel the mystery at double speed?

One for each hand

One for each hand

I can’t wait to curl up in bed and finish the last few chapters. I already know many of the plot twists, and turns, and jaw-dropping surprises, thanks to a preview copy via the internet, so this  much I can say:

It’s In His Kiss

is as intriguing as philematology, itself; yes  philematologythe science of kissing, not that other…science….tology ;

It’s In His Kiss

is as puzzling as that age-old question; which came first…Hollywood or the movies?

It’s In His Kiss

is at an Amazon near you;

It’s In His Kiss

may require a whiff of this before the final chapter;

Be prepared for the unexpected

Be prepared for the unexpected

though my Nana’s old-fashioned smelling salts are perhaps not quite strong enough, or Hollywood enough, to manage what is bound to be a very unexpected finale.

Right, I am off to read. Be back soon.

Whilst you are waiting for your copy of It’s In His Kiss to arrive ( 😉 ), here’s a little diversion to be found at Brain Pickings; The First Kiss in Cinema 1896 and

The Art of Kissing by Hugh Morris -1936

And….you thought you knew all there was to know about the contents of a kiss! Didn’t you? 😀

© silkannthreades

 

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72 thoughts on “It’s In His Kiss

  1. Pingback: T’is the season | silkannthreades

    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Of course, the handy thing about two copies, or more, is that you can have a copy in each room and not worry about forgetting where you left your book. Might lose your place a bit sometimes though!

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Mmmmm…..well, Anne does have an inquiring mind but……It’s in his Kiss is a very beguiling title. I think you should stick with it. 😀

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  3. Wendy Macdonald

    You sure know how to get our full attention right from the start. This is an art that novelist’s strive to perfect. So of course I’m going to want to click on at least one link.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Please do! The links in this post are fun! Not everyone has time to investigate links, but I always add them for those who like to enter another layer of my posts. And, talk about attention grabbers; the first line of It’s in His Kiss, the novel, was definitely one! 😉

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  4. dadirri7

    what tempting fun! my NZ daughter-in-law just published her book too, called Neon Toast and the Impact Drivers, we got home yesterday but I am sick and have not had a chance to read it yet … a nasty Paris bug got me just as we were leaving 😦

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      I wonder if there is a reading equivalent of ambidextrous. Can we train one eye to read one page and one eye to read the other page, at the same time? 🙂

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        1. Gallivanta Post author

          It would indeed. I can read books with the spine facing my chest and the text facing an imaginary audience. Mmmm; hard to explain; sort of the reverse of what one would normally do. I used to do it very easily but not so much anymore. It’s a handy skill if you are reading story books to a group of children.

        2. Letizia

          I understand what you mean. That is a great skill to have! I have to read sideways when reading to a group. I haven’t mastered the art of reading upside down like that yet.

  5. Steve Schwartzman

    Thanks for the new word, philematology, and the new (to me) subject. I found the linked article fascinating, and I was surprised when I got to the paragraph on chemistry because some of the chemicals mentioned there and their associations with character traits line up well with some of the proposed bases for moral systems that Jonathan Haidt proposes in The RIghteous Mind. You’ve got your hands full with your newly arrived book(s), but if at some point you’re interested in a review of the Haidt book, you can read it at

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/books/review/the-righteous-mind-by-jonathan-haidt.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Thanks for the link. I enjoyed one of Haidt’s Ted talks, too. Chemistry, it seems, has a lot to answer for. It makes me wonder what chemicals were prevalent in my childhood which have made me so culturally flexible. Also makes me wonder how our Christchurch children will develop, surrounded as they are by people affected by large amounts of cortisol, produced by earthquake stress. Along these lines, of what makes us, us, you will probably enjoy one of my all time favourite Ted talks on a Darwinian theory of beauty by Denis Dutton https://www.ted.com/talks/denis_dutton_a_darwinian_theory_of_beauty#t-226009

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      1. Steve Schwartzman

        And thanks for your link to that talk, which I watched and enjoyed. One example of beauty that was conspicuous by its absence (at least to me, who must be in a small minority) was mathematics, although the speaker did include another type of abstraction, music.

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        1. Gallivanta Post author

          That is true; mathematics was missing but I suspect it could feature in his book on the subject. I haven’t read the book but I have watched the Ted talk several times and each time I see something new in the illustrations.

  6. KerryCan

    How great to hear you sounding so carefree! I don’t know this author but I love mysteries and, if this one makes you so happy, I’m sure I’d like it, too!

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      It’s a little tricky recommending books because everyone has such different tastes. Most of the fun of this book comes from knowing the author via her blog, Beguiling Hollywood. However independent of that, it’s a jolly good read. When I was preparing my post I remembered your risque vintage linen post http://lovethosehandsathome.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/little-bitty-pretty-ones-vintage-risque-towels/ I wondered if kissing ever featured?

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      1. KerryCan

        I’ve never seen kissing featured on the risque towels–I’ve never seen women and men both featured on one towel at all with those (maybe that was TOO risque!). But there is another subset of vintage towels, called lipsticks towels, that were designed for blotting lipstick. They were usually red, I guess (I don’t know much about them). You can see a very cute one that suggests a kiss by going to my Pinterest page and looking for the board called “vintage linens.” I couldn’t figure out another way to share the picture with you.

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  7. Tracy Rhynas

    I have to confess I also immediately thought of the song when I saw your post title….but my version was the later one by Cher. I find the idea of smelling salts intriguing – a one stop remedy shop for ladies of a certain era 🙂 Enjoy your book!

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Ah, yes, I have listened to Cher’s version too! I was intrigued to see that smelling salts are still used today. Next time I am at my regular pharmacy I must ask to look at some.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Yes! I thought I would finish the book last night but,no, so I have another night to come, curled up in bed with a book. The little bottle belonged to my grandmother. It’s one of my treasures.

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  8. utesmile

    I checked your links out… so funny those old instructions…… I just say go with the flow and enjoy kisssing… hmmm the right man… 🙂

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  9. Playamart - Zeebra Designs

    ah.. it’s great to be here for a quick visit.. i’m not surprised that you’re a brain pickings reader.. i always love getting that in the inbox, and i usually save it for offline reading when i am not so hurried.

    the book looks like a great read, and it makes me think of an old song!

    z

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Brain Pickings is a place where I could get lost for days! And, yes, you picked the right song! Every chapter in the book has a song title but this is probably my favourite. 🙂 And I always enjoy your visits, no matter how short.

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      1. Playamart - Zeebra Designs

        we’ve worked on the mosaic all week, worked today until time to go to a going-away gathering for a neighbor, returned, ate dinner, and i’m totally spent.. it’s also raining like crazy – actually it’s been raining all week more like the september hurricane season…

        i am returning to san jose/capitol tomorrow/friday and returning to ecuador on sat night.. i should have some free time for internet as i travel.. see you again soon!

        z

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  10. Tiny

    Yes, I thought I knew it, but now I know better! What a fun post! I can only go to the Amazon near me and get a copy. And some smelling salt as well 🙂

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Definitely some smelling salts, infused with something pleasant like lavender oil. 😉 And, having read those articles on the Art and Science of Kissing, it now seems entirely impossible to say there is any such thing as an ‘innocent kiss’. 😀

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      I may do so but I am not very good at reviews. The cheeky strike through is a reference to the cheekiness on that subject in the book. Many of the characters in the book are under the influence of a church called Clientology. 😀

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  11. bobraxton

    You should not take a fellow eight years old and make him swear never to kiss the girls (and conversely).

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      I wouldn’t dream of doing so! But I fear that the little fellow who wouldn’t give me a kiss must have been instructed by his mama to refrain from such activity. She didn’t like me right from the day that I dropped ice cream all over the seat of her sports car.

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