Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Latest

This post is long overdue and I have some confessions to make.
I have books that I haven't read that need to be returned to the library. Yikes...
Yeah that is the simple truth of it. I have time to sit down with my Kindle or iPhone and read but I just don't have time to read actual books right now. I really need to get to the library and return Beautiful Creatures and Pulse. The good news is that I can get these through Overdrive I am just on a waiting list.
I had gotten 2 books from overdrive, Wicked and Dance of Dragons. By the time I got to read them, however, they were close to expiring and, to be honest, I just couldn't get into them. Now wait, don't get me wrong, they were good, I was just having trouble really sinking my teeth into them. - Thought I would give y'all a little shark reference, it being Shark Week and all.
Anyways, the problem was just getting into the books and finding the time.
So after that I had some credits from Amazon which I used to finish up a series that I had been working on for a while.. a guilty pleasure... The Sookie Stackhouse Novels also known as True Blood.
If you are one of the people that like the series you might well like the books.
I watched the popular series on HBO for awhile and even purchased some of the seasons on DVD but when Sookie got "abducted by Aliens" (which is not really what happened by the way) I quit. I just couldn't handle it. They had gotten so far off track with what was happening in the books that I just gave up. I don't know maybe the seasons since then have been good and I am glad that it is an HBO series which means eventually they will have to end it.
That is getting a little bit off topic though...
My point is that the latest books that have been released I just now got to read. I devoured them.
I finished 2 books in about 48 hours. I will admit they are pretty raunchy for my taste. I doubt they are as raunchy as Fifty Shades... I wouldn't know since I haven't- and won't- read that. But if you like that kind of thing this series maybe for you. There is a lot of mystery and thriller in the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Charliene Harris, the author, writes a lot of mystery and thrillers outside of these books.
Even though I don't traditionally like books in the mystery/ thriller genres, that is a lot of what I like about these books. They keep you on your toes, you are always wondering what is going to happen next.
Take for Example the second to the last book in the series Deadlocked (all of the titles are some kind of Dead in them). In the book Sookie and her current Vampire boyfriend are having a lot of problems. Well he's a vampire so no duh. They are all about problems throughout history. Anyways they go to a, well lets call it a trial, and someone... a major character, is almost killed! I just about had a heart attack! I could not believe she was going to kill him! It was Sirius Black all over again... well maybe not that dramatic. I was just like no, no he cannot die, don't do this! And she didn't Whew. It was crazy. The ending to the books was crazy. But that is it, they are through. It was good while it lasted.
It is very sad when a favorite series comes to a close, but most of the time that does, eventually happen.
So what is next for me?
I don't honestly know right now. There are several books that I am waiting to be released so I will update on those as I get them, but I think I am going to expand my blog a little to talk about movies and tv as well.
The Fall Season is about to be upon us for Television and with that will bring my shows: Parenthood, Community (possibly), Dracula, Once Upon a Time,  and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. And there are lots of new films coming out.
Feel free to leave me book, music, movie, TV show suggestions! If you have a kindle or a nook there is a chance you can even share your favorite books with me or of course if you have hard bound copies you can share them with me as well.

Fair Wind to Thy Wings