Monday, November 10, 2008

Books

I know I've been away a long time. The new wheel is only one (poor) excuse. I'm not making any promises since, apparently, I can't honor them but here's some of what I've been doing, at least.

38. The Wind Done Gone - Alice Randall. Gone with the Wind parody. Interesting.
39. The Last Full Measure - Jeff Shaara. More Civil War obsession. I don't like Jeff as much as Michael Shaara (son and father) but I still like the topic. And it still had my imaginary Civil War boyfriend, Lawrence Chamberlain.
40. Fasting Feasting - Anita Desai. AZ book club. Didn't care for it, don't really remember it.
41. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz. Awesome!!! Read this now!
42. Manassas: The Civil Ward Battle Series Book 1; A Novel - James Reasoner. Hoped this would be good. Really not.
43. Twilight - Stephanie Meyers. Hospital book club. Not as good as the rest of the world thinks and Edward is a creepy stalker but I can understand why it's popular.
44. A Gift of Dragons - Anne McCaffrey. 4 Pern short stories, only one new. Still good.
45. The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia and Laser Hair Removal - Laurie Notaro. Very funny but contained the saddest story I've ever read about the death of a pet. The lovely Mel got it signed for me at Changing Hands so my collection remains complete.
46. An Abundance of Katherines - John Green. Young Adult but great. Nerds and math and love...how could it go wrong.
47. The Friday Night Knitting Club: A Novel - Kate Jacobs. OK. Reminded me of the Blossom Street books.
48. Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby? True Adventures in Cult Fandom - Allyson Beatrice. The story of a Buffy message board moderator. Pretty funny but I was hoping for more.
49. Dragon Harper - Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey. Pern again. Still good.
50. Dragon's Fire - Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey. Pern again again. Still still good.
51. Gods Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips. The Greek gods in a squat in present day London. AZ book club. I loved it, others hated it. Aphrodite is in it, so of course there's going to be some smut. Very funny.
52. Looking for Alaska - John Green. I like this one too, almost as much as An Abundance of Katherines. Nice coming of age story.
53. Serenity: The Official Visual Companion - Joss Whedon. The shooting script and behind the scenes of the Firefly movie. I think this completes my Firefly obsession collection.
54. 21: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions - Ben Mezrich - The book before the movie. Since I know little of blackjack and have less interest in Vegas behind the scenes drama, this didn't do much for me. In fact, I'm not sure why I read it in the first place.
55. The Running Man - Stephen King. A re-read when I didn't want to think too much.
56. Dance Upon the Air - Nora Roberts
57. Heaven and Earth - Nora Roberts
58. Face the Fire - Nora Roberts. These three are the Three Sisters Island trilogy. They were highly recommended to me by a friend so I read them. I assumed they would be, at the very most, tolerable but I ended up really enjoying them and finishing them all in one weekend. Next up, the Key trilogy.
59. A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore. My trip to AZ book. A re-read but Moore is completely awesome and worth rereading numerous times.
60. Triptych - Karin Slaughter. Another recommendation, from whom I can't remember. I can't say I enjoyed it, a typical murder mystery except it was a lot grosser than others I've read. All that being said, I read the whole thing in one day.
61. Fat Tuesday - Sandra Brown. Another murder mystery. Eh.

So, to sum up: Still obsessed with Joss Whedon, the Civil War and Pern. New minor obsession with Nora Roberts. Not too many re-reads. Overall positive ratings. Need to find new descriptive words.

And one last thing: Edward is a creepy stalker. Really. If he's breaking into your house, it's not love - it's a felony.

2 comments:

photogmichelle said...

OOOh, I know, creepy stalker, but oh so sexy at the same time, even with the lack of sex in the books.

If I can't have cheesy teenage fantasies, is life worth living.LOL

Letoya said...

I had no idea you are a Joss Whedon fan. I love Serenity. I just bought Firefly on DVD. I'm still hurt over the TV series being cancelled. I also just bought the E-book Killashandra By Anne McCaffrey. I want to start reading the Pern series but where do I start? I have a recommendation for you. The Speed of Dark by Elizebeth Moon. My neice is reading my copy right now and she loves it.