Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Turn the Page... Tuesday!

I finished one book during the month of July.  I started a knitting project this month, too (see my earlier post).. for a baby shower this weekend.   YIKES!  It's not done!

This month's book (and last one of its kind for a while) is Book 9 of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, Dead and Gone.  I ripped though it, completing it in less than a week (on July 11th).  It wasn't however, because of the "gripping" content.  It was mainly because it was so darn hot, I couldn't force myself to do anything.  Seriously... vacuuming went undone, didn't walk the dogs (not that they wanted to), lawn growing without mowing.  It never gets into the 90s around here.  It didn't quite reach it this past week, but with temps in the high-80s and 90% humidity, it sure felt like it.  Reading was my only option.
So anyway... about 'Dead and Gone'.  It was okay... the books have definitely gone downhill since books 6/7.  The story has just fizzled.  No mystery, no fun love story, a few new characters/creatures but even they are lackluster. 
Book 10 just came out... it's only available in hardcover.  I'm going to wait till the paperback comes out to get it.  I'm just not that interested.
Not to give up on Charlaine, however, I got the first in another series... the Harper Connelly Mysteries... with Book 1, Grave Sight.  Haven't started this one yet. Maybe I will this month, maybe Ms. Harris will have to wait a bit.

I've also made progress on David Copperfield.  I'm about half-way through now.  My Book Club is meeting on the 18th of August so discuss it.  Not sure I'll make it all the way, but I'm giving my all and really enjoying it.  David is in a better place than he was earlier in his life (it was miserable), and some old characters are doing new things.  Fascinating!

The others mentioned last month are still "in the works" but definitely on the back burner.  I'll get to them when I can.  But for now, I need to get my hands back on my needles... I have a LOT of knitting to do before Saturday.

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Paula said...

I hate it when a good series fizzles out like that. Hopefully her new series will grab your attention again.
Happy knitting!

Adrienne said...

Isn't it funny how that sometimes happens ... I guess a good thing can't last forever - here's hoping #10 makes up for the last were that were ~~~!