after months and months of doing little or no reading, i feel like i have been devouring book lately like i have been starved!
i am a little embarrassed to say that the book that got me back into reading was the latest in the sookie stackhouse vampire series. i’ll be the first to admit that these books do not contain award winning writing or universal truths, but wow are they entertaining. i think this installment was more action packed than the last and i really enjoyed losing myself in it.
i got a little more serious for my next book and read house rules, by jodi picoult. i chose it because parts of the book are written from the perspective of a teen with aspergers. it was an interesting read, not exactly mindless and relaxing, as it gave me ample opportunity to worry a little about the future for my boys.
so back to fantasy land i went with the latest in a series by kim harrison. another series without incredible writing, but the storyline has kept me interested for quite a few books, so i continue the saga as new books are published. i like the aspect of an imagined future where regular people and supernatural folks live side by side, with full knowledge of each others’ existence.
i switched back to more mainstream fiction with secrets of eden, by chris bohjalian. it was a tale of domestic abuse and an eventual murder in a small town in vermont. like the picoult book i mentioned, different parts of the novel are written from the perspective of different characters. i found it interesting that i liked one of the characters, or at least found him likeable, while reading part 1, from his point of view. and then that first impression was threatened by the retelling of events by other characters.
i just started this one, broken for you. my mom and i share a kindle account, and she bought it based on the recommendation from a friend. since it is the first thing she ever bought, i assume the recommendation was convincing. after a few pages, i don’t feel an instant hook, but i am going to keep plugging!