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? 

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