I get into these reading ruts, where I'll read and read and read and ignore, ignore, ignore and then I'll stop. It's like a feast before the famine. I adore reading, but it tends to warrant me useless to my family.
Here is what I've been reading. Or have read. Lately:
Vanish With The Rose by Barbara Michaels
Pretty good. This is your typical 1980's type mystery. I read it for book club and although the mystery itself was Meh, the characterizations were fabulous.
The Lady In The Tower by Jean Plaidy
I ADORE British history, and so ready about Anne Boleyn was fascinating. Granted, it's historical fiction, but I could tell a lot of historical research went into this, and after discussing The Other Boleyn Girl (which I haven't read) with Julie P., it looks like this one smashes that one to pieces. At least in the "this is actually what really happened" realm. But who knows? Anyway, this has given me a desire to read more by Jean Plaidy --Henry VIII had six wives, thus, there are more books to be reading...
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
This book has just launched itself into my Top 10 of ALL TIME (not that have a top ten list, I'm just sayin'). It was FABULOUS. I loved it so much, I recommend it to everyone. However, you have to understand some things:
1. I love all things British (well, except the food).
2. I love history. Love it.
3. I love well-written and believable characters.
Not only did this book have all of that, but there were no plot holes and no boredom from me! I enjoyed every page. Oh! But I should warn you --if you have a queasy stomach when it comes to illness (especially of the bubonic plague variety), then maybe you should refrain from reading it. It wasn't that graphic (really, it wasn't), but still...
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I just started reading this. Bythelbs sent it to me, and I have to say I'm intrigued! And I'm really liking it so far.
What have you read lately that I should read? When I get the chance? Someday?