It's January 5th - the first Tuesday of the month - time for Turn the Page... Tuesday. And BOY do I have a bunch of books to talk about this month (lots of time in airports and on planes - BOO - then lots of time off - YAY).
But first, thanks to Adrienne of Some of a Kind for the idea of TTP... T. For more info and to see what other bloggers are reading, check out her site. Then join in!
SO... what did I read this month, you ask? A little bit of everything, starting with...
This is book 3 of the Sookie Stackhouse books. This series is the basis for the HBO Show "True Blood". I've never seen the show, but the books are fun. Imagine vampires living among humans as fellow humans with a "disability" - allergic to sunshine and drink blood. This book is a story of just another "day in teh life" of a telepath (Sookie) and her adventures with the vampires.
I'll admit, I blew through this book rather quickly... and it was enjoyable. But it's not my favorite Sookie story. I've noticed this seems to happen in novel series - so books are just better than others. Maybe this one is setting up story lines for future books. We'll see. I'll probably tackle Book 4 next month.
Next, I attempted to read Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger (got about 1/2 way through). It's not a very cheery story and a tough one to read following a Sookie story. I found the "undertones" of F&Z interesting, however, with Franny rejecting what seems to be the "status" associated with the people around her - it matches my occasional thoughts on the consumerism of people these days. Anyway... I might go back to it eventually, but for now it's on the shelf.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Dystopia: the opposite of an Utopia... a nightmare world. The Maze Runner is set (in Book 1, at least) in a dystopian world - a maze, where vicious creatures roam at night, so you better be inside - even though you were doing everything you could to escape. TMR is a book written for teens (teen boys, I would assume), but I found it quite enjoyable. It was a quick read (as most teen fiction seems to be for me), but also quite exciting. When I got to the end of the book I saw that it as listed as Book I. I just learned there are two more books to come... but I have to wait till Fall 2010 and 2011. ARRGH! :)
So, what am I reading now?
See ya then!