Saturday, May 14, 2011

I AM still alive :)

Hi friends! I know, I know. It's been a short millenium since I last posted, but I am back for the summer. Woot! I plan on getting much reading accomplished in the next few months (since I still haven't read all the books I acquired at NCTE last year). Aaaaaaand, I have already started with the reading. Last week, I received (and read) the newest Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead Reckoning.
To be honest, I wasn't really thrilled with this book. Or the previous one for that matter. In some ways, I feel like maybe Charlaine is trying to connect with the show too much. Or maybe the show is warping my view of the books? I'm not sure. All I know is these two books have felt  more like filler than anything else. These are the lettuce and tomato, now I need some meat. I want a book like book 4 or the book with the hotel explosion. Now those were fabulous, well written works. I am hoping that the next book in the series will fill that book hole I have in this series. If not, I will continue to be dissatisfied (because who are we kidding? I'll still read the books just to see what happens). That being said, did I still fly through the book to see what happened? Yes. Did I still enjoy it? Pretty much. Can I help compare it to previous books in the series I enjoyed more? Negative. Sometimes it feels like she's trying to put in too much at one time to really get a good thing. We'll see what happens with the next one.

I'm also reading through two other books at the moment, Matched and Clash of Kings.I am very intrigued by the base storyline of Matched. In this society, every single thing is set in place for you. I just read one part where the society selected 100 songs/poems/paintings, etc. that they deemed the best and most worthy of study, then tossed out all the rest. Can you say eek! I am definitely interested to see where this book goes.

So what is everyone else reading? Anything I need to look into? Until next time, friends, happy reading!