Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lots of Reading, Writing Not So Much

I have been devouring books lately. A book in hand at all times. Which, of course means, I have done nothing else. I've got a dirty house, piles of laundry, and have all but forgotten about my blog. Basically I'm not good for much but book reviews.

First of all if you live under a rock and haven't heard about the Hunger Games series, let me be the first to say... WONDERFUL. And now is the perfect time to read it because you can get your hands on all three of the books and just read one right after the other. I did not do this. I was one of those that has been waiting for the better part of a year for no. 3 to come out (Mockingjay) and had near panic until I got my hands on that sucker. Looking for something to read? Start there.

Next, if you can stomach reading about violence in the form of a crime novel and liberal use of the f-word, you might be interested in the Stieg Larsson series. I started with the Millennium series back in December 2009 at the recommendation of our library "staff picks" table. I was hooked right then and powered through 590 pages. But I am not kidding about the violence. The original title (in Swedish) means Men Who Hate Women. So, tread carefully and don't say I didn't warn you. I stayed up until well past 1 a.m. last night just so I could find out what happened to Lisbeth Salander on the 630th page. Thank goodness the third book in the series is out, because I have to start that immediately.

But until I can get my hands on that horror, I'm going to let my soul rest with a new author and her debut novel -- Under the Same Moon by Kelli M. Donley. So, stay tuned for that review. I am sure it will be uplifting, that I have the book in my hands is a true triumph. If you want this book, order it on Amazon or wait until I donate it to my local library.

PS -- I've been sewing, and filling up the Etsy shop for the holidays. Get your requests in now. Also, Cutie Petutie Originals has a whole new batch of blankets. Check 'em out.


Angenette said...

So will you reach your new year's resolution?

Claudia said...

I'm halfway through Mockingjay right now. I wish I would've re-read the first two so that the details would be fresher in my mind, but I'm still loving it!

African Kelli said...

You are so sweet, J. Thank you!! Very very kind.
I'm currently reading, "Let the Great World Spin" by Colum McCann. Good stuff!