Happy Groundhog Day!
Happy Birthday, Mom-In-Law!
Happy Turn the Page... Tuesday!
January was a slower month for reading... I tried, but I couldn't get into Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. I quit right around last month's TTP... T. I might go back to it, but not yet.
What would a month be with more Sookie!? I had a blast reading more of the Sookie Stackhouse southern vampire series by Charlaine Harris. This time, Book 4: Dead to the World.
It was neat to read this one right now (in January)... the story was set in January, too (tho it's substantially warmer in New Orleans than in New York). Sookie set her New Year's Resolutions at about the same time I did. (And that's the end of the similarities between her life and mine.)
In addition to the usual vampires, shape-shifters and were-wolves (and were-panthers, etc) came out of the woodwork. Oh, and witches... there were Wiccans and Witches this time, too. It was a crazy scene. I LOVED it!
Why it's named Dead to the World, tho, I'm not sure. Keeping with the DEAD theme, I suspect. I once heard an interview with Ms. Harris and she admitted that her publisher/agent usually choose the title, much to her dismay, sometimes.
I'm currently reading The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates. This is the March selection for my Book Club. I've never read any JCO before, but I've heard it's "different". So far, The Falls is living up to that description. In the first chapter (even told on the book jacket), a man commits suicide by jumping over Niagara Falls, leaving his wife of less than 24-hours alone in their honeymoon suite.
I've been enjoying the story so far & the characters are vividly written. Plus, I'm loving the references to the different locations in the book. I live within 50 miles of Niagara Falls and can really see the scenes she describes from various visits there.
I'm about 1/4 of the way into it... so, we'll see where it goes. I'll be sure to post an update next month.
Well, that's it... like I said, kind of a slow month for reading.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to pop over to Some of a Kind to see what others are reading, or to join in!
See ya next month!
P.S. Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog) saw his shadow... 6 more weeks of winter. Oh well, more time for reading.