Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Turn the Page... Tuesday

YAY! Something new!

Today is 'Turn the Page.. Tuesday' - the brainchild of Adrienne of Some of a Kind.

What is TTP...T?  The first Tuesday of every month, bloggers (like Deb @ Barefoot Mom- who I learned from) post notes about what they're reading.  Be sure to check out these sites to see what good reads are out there... and then join in!

Currently, I'm in the middle of Book 2 of Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Series.  I'm loving it so far.  Sookie is such a lovable character and I've already been "bitten" by the story line, so I'm really looking forward to the rest of it.  You have to be a little open minded (or at least like vampires) to get into this story.  Sookie is a telepathic human and vampires (like her boyfriend, Bill) live out in the open, amongst humans, with "minority status" and drink synthetic blood.  It's a fun, quick read - I expect I'll be through it by the weekend... then on to Book 3!

Now, this one might not count as a "Turn the Page"... because I listened to it in audiobook format, but Friday I finished "Nina Kimberly the Merciless" by Christiana Ellis and wanted to share it.


Nina is the young daughter of a fearsome (tho deceased) barbarian conqueror... but she's stuck in a boring little town with nothing to do & a young (idiot) king who's deluded himself into thinking Nina is his girlfriend.  This is the story of her quest.  She meets new people & communicates with an intelligent dragon, fights battles, and learns lessons about life... all with some humor and funny geek-pop-culture references (like: the best place to find a hero needing a quest is in a tavern on a rainy night).  It's a great, strong-female story... I highly recommend it.

Well, that's my 'Turn the Page' for November.  Will have lots to share in December... more books, including A Confederacy of Dunces by J.K. Toole that I'm reading for Book Club.


Paula said...

This summer I read book 3 (I think) of the Charlaine Harris series. I picked it up at a yard sale not realizing that it was part of a series, but it actually was fine as a stand alone. The author gave enough background that I wasn't at all lost. It was really a fun read and I may just have to start from the beginning!

Debi said...

So glad you joined TTPT! I'm always looking for new things to read.

Adrienne said...

I just realized that I had never made it over to read your review!!! Shame on me! My brain is going in way to many directions. I cannot wait to see what you think of the book you plan to read - I checked out the review on Amazon ... might have to ad that to the must read list! I hope you will have finished it by the next TTPT ;-)