Tuesday, November 29, 2011

#71 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Oh, wow! I loved it. Can't wait to start The girl who played with fire!
I started this book more than a year ago but had a traumatic event occur while reading it (MAJOR sunburn) and between the scarred psyche and the tough to read-through Swedish economy and politics I just couldn't do it.
I REALLY want to see the remake of the film when it comes out in a few weeks so I decided I needed to give the book another try. I skimmed past the first 100 pages (because it was familiar) and was almost immediately caught! It got to the point where I didn't want to put it down to eat or run to the bathroom! Needless to say I finished it in an almost completely uninterrupted 10 hours.
Dark material? Well, yeah. Confusing subtext? Sometimes. Creative development? Definitely. Amazing characters? HELL YES!
As I said before...I really am looking forward to reading the next two books in the trilogy.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

#70 The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

I found another book blog. She's SUPER creative. This book was on her list. I liked it. Super simple, easy, entertainingly good book.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

#69 Goddess of the Rose by PC Cast

I like PC Cast's "Goddess" books. They're fun. This one was based upon Beauty and the Beast where the Beast is the protector of Hecate's rose gardens in the dream realm. It was a creative mix of the story and mythology. I have at least one more of these at home right now...so I suspect it will be on my blog soon.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

#68 Real Vampires Have More to Love by Gerry Bartlett

I read another one of the books in this series earlier this year. They're creative and fun with a little (okay a lot) of gratuitous sex. "Glory" the overweight vampire becomes possessed by a demon and has trouble keeping her life together...all while trying to plan a crazy successful bachelorette party that will shame the Siren hosting the Bridal shower. Honestly, this one kind of bored me. I'll probably still read other books in the series, though, if nothing more than I'll forget the details and bump into a familiar title in about a year.

Friday, November 4, 2011

#67 The Bachelorette Party by Karen McCullah Lutz

This book was a lot of fun. After I read it I read the author profile (which I normally do) and found out that this author co-wrote "Legally Blonde" and "10 Things I Hate About You". No wonder I liked it so much! I'm gonna see if she has more.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

#66 Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

This was SOOOO good. It's the last story in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants story line. 10 years later the "Septembers" are coming up on their 30th birthdays and are facing their own challenges and the discouraging situation time seems to do to all friendships....it makes them harder to prioritize. The girls are still just as close but they have so much trouble getting together. Almost immediately upon starting the book a major event happens in their joint relationship and the rest of the book is them trying to figure out how they can continue on with their lives, both singularly and collectively. Seriously, EXCELLENT book. I really enjoyed it....even if I was crying from the beginning through the end!