Sunday, January 30, 2005

Books and Flowers...a Sunday continuation

This is my $4 splurge last week at Wal-Mart. Aren't they pretty. They are sitting in the window next to my blooming orchid and look so nice. And smell great.


Purple hyacinths make it seem less like winter.

I have come to the conclusion, that unlike some of my fellow knitting bloggers, I don't read for the "literature", I read for the escape. I am so ashamed of myself (for about 10 seconds) that while others list all the really great fiction books they are currently reading, most of which are on the NY Times best seller list, I have a whole stack of "trashy books" by my bedside.

During the past couple of weeks I have finished the following:

Wet and Wild - Sandra Hill
Twilight Begins - Maggie Shayne
Seize the Night - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Crimson Moon - Rebecca York
Shifting Love - Constance O'Day-Flannery
Demon Kisses - Lucy Blue
Derik's Bane - MaryJanice Davidson
Bite - Laurell K. Hamilton and 4 others
Maggie by the Book - Kasey Michaels
Hello, Darkness - Sandra Brown
Gifts - JoAnn Power

There is a trend here. I like funny. I like vampires and werewolves. I like funny vampires and werewolves. I like to escape, not think, is my basic premise. Bite Me!

I do have The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon which is going to be the February Knit One Read Two book (flaked out on January's book) and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke which is an adults Harry Potter sort-of. But at almost 800 pages does not lend itself to being toted around easily. Then too, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is due out in a few months also.

But my basic reading preference is "escape and laugh".

Audio books are becoming my friend. I am currently listening to Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde. If you enjoy books you have to read his books, laced/fulled/overflowing with references to classics in a fun way. Normally I don't say this, but this is one series you have to really read from the start or you will miss out on the premise of a lot of the things going on.

With a wonderful pancake and sausage breakfast prepared by me and eaten by Trumpet Princess (who pronounced it great) and me, it is time for morning nap!




6 comments:

  1. Good for you! I read whatever I like, and trust me, it's not Proust. I love Southern fiction, and right now it's Queen Bee of Mimosa Grove. Fair and Tender Ladies is one of my all-time favs by Lee Smith. Heck, I love 'em all! I'm in upstate SC, and it's not too bad here this morning, IF our heat pump hadn't died on us last night!

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  2. Anonymous9:19 AM

    I don't read all "serious" books, either, but I do like them in the mix. I usually have several books going at a time, and the "fluffier" ones have a greater turnover than the serious ones, which take me longer and therefore stay on my Current Reads list for a longer time.
    I love Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series--they're a riot--quirky and clever and funny. I'm one of those who hated "Strange and Norrell" though--read the first 400+ pages and then, restraining myself from throwing the book across the room, filed it calmly away. I'm not a big vampire fan, but you might like Robin McKinley's "Sunshine."

    Deb
    http://chappysmom.typepad.com/

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