I haven’t been here in awhile. Then end of last year got really busy with my daughter’s birthday, Thanksgiving, Chirstmas, …… and I just didn’t keep up. By the time I thought of it again, I figured everyone would have given up on me. But, my friend over at The Written Word keeps encouraging me to start up again. Plus, I received an email from another blogger at Fuzzy Cricket, asking me how things were going. It feels nice to be missed. (And, I have to admit, I miss checking in with some of my favorite bloggers.)
So, here’s a brief update on my reading. I’ll get more in-depth later.
Since the beginning of 2009, I’ve already read 25 books. Yeah me! I’ve gotten hooked on some different vampire series. Could it be the influence of Twilight?? BTW, I got the special 3-disc DVD from Target (my loving husband got up early on Saturday and got it for me!)
I read all the books of the True Blood series by Charlaine Harris. Of course, I read one of the last ones first, which it made it a little weird to read the rest of them. But, I truly enjoyed this series. It makes me want to watch the show on HBO except I keep forgetting to watch it on Saturday nights. The books are easy reading, but here’s a disclaimer, very, very sexual. I find myself blushing sometimes!
I’ve also started reading a YA vampire series by L. J. Smith, Vampire Diaries. I’m not sure if I recommend these or not. They are just okay, but I am a sucker for a series and I love to find out what happens to the characters over time. By the fourth book, though, I’m starting to lose interest.
I’ve also read a couple of classics, Emma, by Jane Austen and Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. I enjoyed both, especially Emma. I am a huge Jane Austen fan. Wuthering Heights took awhile and I thought it was an interesting story, but I’m not understanding why it’s some people’s favorite book ever.
There were some other books sprinkled through here. I read The Lace Reader and will review it more in-depth later.
Okay, so I guess it’s official, I’m back!