I am starting to think I should just use this as a blog, and not just a reading journal. That way people will hear from me once in a while. Anyways, I wanted to tell you the moment you become crazy. When is that? When you tell your friend that you are in love with an author, not a movie star or a singer like most people idolize. I don't know if it is going to last, but I am in love with Jack Whyte right now. I reveiwed the first book by him below, and I just started book 2 recently. I am still fresh into book 2, but I think that once I sit down to really read it, I am going to fly right through it. Then, I will be digging out book 3. Novels about the legend of Arthur have always interested me, and this whole idea of a series that starts before the King was even born is just captivating me right now. It really speaks to my love of both historical fiction and fantasy. I am telling you, Jack Whyte is a very worthwhile read so far. And he is Canadian, something that is very important to me.
I am also reading The Historian. Anyone read that before? I got it soon after it came out, by some miracle, at the second hand store. It was cheaper than it should have been too, the bookstore I got it at is usually rather expensive. I am just really starting it, but I love it already. I should have started it a long time ago, but something else always comes along. It is perfect for me, because I love fantasy and vampire stories. It is a very compelling read. I can't wait until I get home later and can get comfortable with The Historian and Jack Whyte.
Then, I have read The Cat Who.. series by Lilian Jackson Braun off and on for the last few years. Yesterday I found a big box of her books for ten dollars. Well, me and my friend went halves on it, and I sorted them and split them up. Between the two of us we only need six more. Last night I pulled out book one, because I had been reading them out of order as I found them, and decided that I am going to start at the beginning and read all 27 of them, plus three anthologies. They are cute, easy reads about a rather eccentric man and his two siamese cats. One of them helps him solve mysteries. They are very quaint. They are also still being released, which if that doesn't impress you, learning that the author is 90 might. As far as I can tell it is actually her writing them, but I am not entirely sure.
July was a very slow reading month for me, I hope that August will be better. I have a lot of planned reading for the next while, and I hope that I can get it all read soon. I have also been exploring more blogs. It is hard, there seems to be more romance blogs than anything, but I will update my blogs read as I go along. And, very soon I will have the pitiful list of the books I read this month all reviewed.