Tuesday, August 30, 2011

River Marked, Mercy Thompson Series #6 by Patricia Briggs 

I really love this series.  Still interesting and fresh.  Hope the next book has more of Stephen in it. Why do I have to wait until Spring 2013 for the next installment?  I'm not sure I can.  In the mean time I have started her Alpha and Omega Series (more on that later).

For a few Demons More #5, The Outlaw Demon Wails #6, White Witch, Black Curse #7, Black Magic Sanction #8, Pale Demon #9, The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison

Obviously, I really love this series, too.  Ms. Harrison has such a flair for dreaming up such interesting characters and situation.  Rachael always tries to do the right thing and just keeps getting herself into trouble.  Her trying to save her roommate, the living vampire, Ivy from herself and now, do I detect a bit on sympathy toward the evil demon, Al?  Wonderful reading!  I tried to string them out and make them last longer, but I just couldn't do it. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

So What Did I Read Last Summer?

Almost all Vampire/Supernatural books and yes, I am obsessed.  I can't get enough of them.

In early June I read:

Morganville Vampire books, Fade Out and Kiss of Death by Rachael Caine.  The series is still interesting and readable.  So many seem to get a bit stale, depressing, or go no where by now, but these are still fresh and interesting.  Great Young Adult Vampire Horror.

Vamps and the City by Kerrelyn Sparks, Vampire Romance.  Romance novels are a guilty pleasure for me and vampire romance even more so.  Nothing spectacular here, but a good story and good romance and fun lighthearted reading.  I will eventually read all the books in this series. 

Hex Hall and Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins.  This is a Young Adult, Supernatural series.  I picked them up because they are my 14 year old daughter's favorite series.  I liked them, but wasn't completely taken with them the way she was.  It was fun talking with her about them, though.  Reason enough to read anything.

Where did Summer go?

I can not believe it--the kids are back to school today!  It was a short quick summer as they all seem to be, there is never enough time to do everything you want. 

I have a few updates.  First, no one wanted to listen to To Kill a Mockingbird in the car on the way to Wisconsin.  That's okay.  I probably should have had everyone listen to the book before watching the movie.  It was worth a try.

The second update is that I never did read War and Peace.  I read all the introductions and started reading it, but I ran into problems and never got past the second chapter.  The first is I now see a need for a electronic reader.  I love paper books--the weight of them in your hands, the smell of them, being able to flip back at ease, but the weight of War and Peace was ridiculous.  It was so heavy and unwieldy that I had to read it sitting at a table or desk, not the most comfortable.  The second is that is was difficult going getting into the book and every time I would try to start reading I would be interrupted by my children wanting something or my husband saying something like "are you going to do anything else besides read that book this summer."  So I gave up.  Maybe I will buy an electronic reader and try again next year.