Tuesday, June 26, 2007
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!