Thursday, May 23, 2013

Reading and Pain

Okay, I have not posted since school started back after Christmas break.  I was just too busy to deal with it.  Now, however, I have been off work for a month.  I have not been able to stand with out severe, shooting pain.  So my life was limited to my chair and my bed.  It really makes one realize what a blessing good health is when you suddenly can't do anything without pain. 

So, with all that time just sitting, guess what I have been doing.  No not watching TV, I go for days without even turning the thing on.  Yes, reading!  Before this happened, I had read 22 books from Jan. 1st to April 10th.  Since April 10th, I have read 21 books!  They have mostly been light, fluff books and YA books.  When you are in constant pain, it is hard to concentrate on some complicated novel.  Plus there is the depressing factor.  Harlequin Nocturne and YA books don't usually have depressing endings, which I usually am not big on, but really can't tolerate when things aren't going great for me. 

So here is what I have been reading:

Holly Black's Modern Tales of Faerie 1 and 2.  These are really good, but kind of dark for young girls?  Out of what I have read so far this past month, these are my favorites.  I have the last one, which I plan of reading soon.

Other titles are:
I have read 4 of the paranormal genre of the 2014 Abraham Lincoln books
6 Harlequin Nocturne titles (some of these are just so-so and some are pretty good.  But really, if it has vampires, werewolves, etc. how bad could it be?)
Soul Seekers 1 and 2 by Alyson Noel
hush, hush and crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

and 3 adult titles:
Angelopolis, Angelology #2 (didn't like it)
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (good, but depressing, plus no magic.)
Dead Ever After, Sookie Stackhouse #13 by Charlene Harris (good, but the series seemed to just peter out and really who couldn't predict the outcome?  No surprise there for me!)

I am, finally, feeling somewhat better.  Maybe I should break out the adult novels again? 

Friday, January 4, 2013

The totally by accident, Heather Brewer, New Year's read.

I noticed a strange thing when I started my new reading journal.  I started my 2013 reading list with the same series I started my 2012 reading list-The Slayer Chronicles by Heather Brewer.  The first book on my 2012 list was First Kill, the first book in The Slayer Chronicles Series.  The first book on my 2013 reading list was Second Chance, the second book in the Slayer Chronicles Series.  Weird or What?  It was totally by coincidence.

This is a young adult series, but I like Heather Brewer.  The series is good.  I will keep reading them.  Maybe I can continue the tradition for 2014!

2013 Reading Journal

I read a lot, not as much as I'd like, but still a lot and a good deal of those are books that are part of a series.    So, I have kept a reading journal for several years now.  Over the years, the journal got messy and I thought as I am starting my new list of books I have read in 2013, that the old  journal needs to go.  It was time for a new journal.  I found one in the clearance section of Office Depot with nice thick pages that will last.  I spend several hours listing all my favorite authors and the book series that I am reading.  Right now, it is 41 different series (and all but 2 are of the paranormal genre)!  I am so happy.  I love having a nice neat, new reading journal.