Friday, February 26, 2010

Assorted musings

I was going through my bookshelves today while thinking about my self-challenges and looking for books I have had for a while yet not read. Nightkeepers by Jessica Andersen is a perfect example of this: I received this book via PBS last summer. Several times I have wondered what possessed me to wishlist this book - I am sure I saw it listed somewhere on one of my daily blog strolls - but having it in my hands and reading the back cover made me question my intelligence. Doomsday prophecies and Mayans? I figured it would be one of those series where they scrap a plot together around raunchy sex scenes that I would be skimming past. Let's get one thing straight here - this is not fancy literature. It's not even the best pararom I've read in a long while but it has kept my attention. 300+ pages and I'm still interested! Not bad, right? This is the first in its series and it has a lot of work to do in the exposition department what with all the new characters to introduce, and I'm thinking that she's setting up every book to come if one can judge by how many she's crammed into this book. Now I just have to get my hands on books two and three...

Speaking of self-challenges, I think for March I shall just pick a number. Pick a number of books from my own library, in particular books that I won't be keeping after I've finished with them. Shouldn't be too hard since there's lots of those around here. I keep picking these books that I don't read and part of me knows that I won't read them. It's my subconscious's way of weeding them out, I guess. I feel like I'm in a perpetual state of trying to trim down my book obsession; certainly I keep the ones I love the most but I keep finding new ones that I love. What's a book freak to do? Wah. My life is so hard :)

I have gone through a bunch of other paranormal romances lately and it seems like almost everything I read this month has been B worthy. Am I being too easy on them or have I just read lots of decent fiction lately? I don't know. I do know that Meljean Brook is so utterly awesome.  I've been reading my copies of her books and then sending them to a friend so she may love them too but it was kinda hard to part with them. Don't get me wrong, I was going to let them go without any reservations but I did have some separation anxiety. I had to tell myself "It's okay. If you want to read them again in the future you can." I'm so lame sometimes. LOL. And, no Jane, it's all good and I want you to have them :)

OK. I expect to do my reviews of First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost, Must Love Hellhounds, Staked, Red-Headed Stepchild, Demon Moon & Demon Night, possibly some words about the two Dakota Cassidy books I just read, and I really need to finish reading that ebook I got from LT, Dead Pan, and write a review for it too all in the next few days. Oh, and maybe I'll finally get to Juliet Marillier and all her fabulousness. The husband will be at work for a big bunch of Saturday so I would be such a bad blogger if I didn't take advantage. Let's hope for the best! *snort*

1 comment:

Jane said...

Hi Jen,

I know exactly how you feel. I get attached to my books too. For me, it's comforting to know that the books I send you will be well cared for...silly huh? And I feel honored that you are willing to share your treasured books with me. I have discovered so many wonderful authors thanks to you :)

Hope you have a great weekend!