Tuesday, April 19, 2011

book swap goodies...

The library at work has a giant yearly book swap. So far, I've stayed away, but this year I got sucked in...by vampire books. No pun intended. I have no idea if they are any good, but if you've read any of them, I'd love to hear your perspective...and I'll surely post if/once I finish them.

apparently this one is the 3rd in a series...boo...

aaaand this is the 5th in the series...

this is book 3 in a different series...boo AGAIN!

hooray! this is the FIRST in a series!

The Outlaw Demon Wails

I got sucked back into the Hollows. The series in question is by Kim Harrison.  I found the next book I needed while we were in Birmingham for $6 and couldn't say no.  Now I'm on the next one because I had to go pick up another hold I placed for Husband at the library and might have know that they had the next book. Yes, I'm sneaky like that.

Outlaw Demon is about how Rachel Morgan deals with a rouge demon who is out to kill her and anyone she cares for. I know it's a really short and vague summary but there is so much background that it would kill the previous books for you if I told you about it. I like the series.  It's fun escape and the supes aren't all pretty and perfect. The main character has a weakness for leather and dressing slutty. Yeah, It's a very nice escape.

Oh, and I'm calling out Christy right now! I need to know what you think of Cinderella Ate My Daughter. It's on my to read list and I'm going to request it as soon as I remember to log in and do so.

Monday, April 18, 2011


This one was suggested to me by my Young Adult Librarian friends, and since they know all the good stuff, I always take their suggestions seriously. I JUST started the book, so I can't vouch for how good it is yet, but so far, so good. I doubt there will be super sexy stuff (there will definitely be romance of some sort), but so far it's got vampire, werewolves, faeries, and mermaids (!) and some mysterious unidentified creature. I know it can't top Fever, but it's got a Fever/Sookie/Buffy vibe. Anyway, I thought maybe you guys might read along with me! And yes, it's a trilogy.

Click here for the Amazon link!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The 158-Pound Marriage -- off genre

I post book reviews/thoughts on my blog and I just finished The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving. Tiffany suggested I post it here too. I'd be fabulously excited if one of you has read it and can/will comment extensively.

I FLEW through this book. First, because it's short. And second, because I got really wrapped up in the characters. There are 4 main characters and I liked some more than others but they were all very interesting and had deep personalities/motives/emotions. They seemed very real to me.

This is the first John Irving book I've read and I liked it so much, I'll have to read another. (He wrote Cider House Rules and I know it's a movie, but I didn't see it and couldn't tell you anything about it except it was nominated for some Academy Awards.)

The briefest synopsis I can give you is 2 couples begin a casual affair where they swap wives. (The book calls it a foursome, but never in the book are all four parties in bed together) I'm pretty sure anyone who has ever been in a stable serious relationship is like, "What? This will not end well." And not to spoil anything(the back of the book will tell you) it doesn't.

It's told from the perspective of one of the husbands and he seems to be a very reliable narrator. btw, the book was published in 1974, so give you a little historic perspective.

This is the kind of book that after it was over I wanted to talk about it. A LOT. This is the kind of story, that if it was a movie I watched with Husband, we'd still be talking about it.

I can't imagine a situation where I would ever think it was a good idea that Husband and I find another couple and intermingle socially and sexually with them. So, that part of the story was hard for me to relate to, but I definitely believed it was a possible scenario. Plus, I enjoyed reading how each of the four dealt with the affair.

I recommend it.