Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Random Ramblings

I find that my blog has been more about the book reviews and less about the randomness lately. It is often because I have too many other things to do to think of something creative to post about. I do know one thing, in my Spring Reading Thing recap I talked about how my reading has been great and there have hardly been any books that I did not like. Well, that all changed. I think mood played a part, but I tried to read City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin and The Ladies Lending Library and I did not like either of them! It might be a bit unfair, I think that The Ladies Lending Library is the perfect book to read on the beach, the perfect summer read. Just, for some unknown reason, it did not attract my attention. I think I miss my fantasy, I have not really read much fantasy this month, so I am remedying that.

I am curious, what books are people looking forward to in the last six months of this year? Harry Potter is obvious, but what else has peoples' interest? In July, I am looking forward to The Huntress by Susan Carroll, The Judas Strain by James Rollins, and the paperback release of Consumption by Kevin Patterson. The new Jasper Fforde also comes out, but I am not ready for it yet, so it will have to wait.

In August, there is an anthology coming out that includes Patricia Briggs called On the Prowl. The short story in here is supposed to be the beginnings of another series from this author, so I am pretty excited about that! Two books a year, as she will still be doing the Mercedes Thompson series. Red Seas Under Red Skies will also be out. This is by Scott Lynch and is the sequel to The Lies of Locke Lamora. I have not read this book yet, so the sequel is not exactly a priority. Jack Whyte has a new book out, but I have not read the book that comes before it. Stephenie Meyer, though, has Eclipse out, and while I have to admit I think there are people more excited than I am, I still plan to pick up this book when it comes out. Lastly, Danielle brought a series to my attention, and the boxed set will be released here in August. I imagine I will be acquiring it because it looks like something I would like.

So, those are the summer books that I am looking forward to, and I have to admit, only a few of them are priority. I would love to think this will mean hardly no book buying over the summer, but that does not usually work out the way I planned it! Plus, there are always authors that I do not look up that have books coming out.

I am also very anxiously waiting to be a proud new owner of a Poppet! If only to show everyone that does not know what it is what I am talking about and that I am not crazy. I tried to describe it to my mother tonight, but ended up taking over her computer to show her a picture. I think she thinks I am crazy... I was going to buy one (and still might as I would really like a blue one), but now I am getting my very own!


  1. The Poppet's look cute. :)

  2. It's funny because I have been thinking that my blog has been more about reading related things, but less about reviews for the last little while.

  3. So what do you do with a Poppet??

    I'm also looking forward to the new Susan Carroll book - can't wait!

  4. Well, they are nice little figurines, but you can also take them on trips:

    Or, they help make book pictures look that much better:

    And, then there are themed poppets, like the Cheshire Cat pictured here:

  5. Congratulation on the Poppet adoption! I need to get one myself too.

    Other than the obvious Harry Potter, I'm looking forward to "Making Money", the next Discworld book. I always get excited about new Terry Pratchett releases, even if I've not ready his whole back catalogue. He's just one of those authors for me.

    Also, ever since you mentioned it, I've been very excited about the new Jeffrey Eugenides!

  6. I am not sure what to expect from the Eugenides. The title seems to imply it might not be a novel, but with no book description is hard to say! I suppose I could look and see if he has a web site, that might reveal something.

    I have only read two Terry Pratchett's. He is just not someone I have made an effort to read! One of these days.

    You should get a poppet, the blue ones are cute. :)

  7. I'm waiting (impatiently) for the newest Demon Hunting Soccer Mom book, "Demons are Forever." But it finally comes out July 3rd, so I don't have to wait much longer!

  8. For me, it is crazy that it is almost July!

  9. Congrats on the poppet adoption ;)

    Bookwise, I'm most excited about Orson Scott Card this year. He's one of my favorite authors and he has THREE new books coming out! The Space Boy comes out in August, Invasive Procedures in September, and A War of Gifts in November....Yay! Very excited about that.

    Aside from that, just got my 2 Neil Gaiman books, and Harry Potter come out next month...those were the other ones I was looking forward to this year. Though I'm sure there will be more as the year progresses.

    I'll spend the rest of the year trying to lower the TBR pile which is easily over 100 books tall!


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