First off, despite the fact that I have hardly commented on a blog in months I actually have read a few here and there. I wait until my holds get down at the library and go through a bunch at one time. I am going to mark all as read tonight, though, and then hopefully I can get back to commenting!
I have been emailing people, so if you have a burning desire to talk to me that is a good way to do so! I figure I have been slack in everything else, so I should at least reply! If I haven't answered an email you sent it is because I forgot to mark it as unread to remind myself to go back to it! I pop on Twitter once in a while, but it is sporadic and I can watch conversation without saying a word to reveal that I am there.
One of the things I am really excited about is that one of my friends in real life, for lack of a better phrase, reads fantasy now! And, she loves Mercedes Thompson!!!! I think it is safe to say that Mercedes is our version of the Meyer/Rowling obsessions of many readers. If only the books came out faster! It is still over 6 months until the next book is released... In the meantime, my friend, who blogs at Reading in Bed, posted about Moon Called and then wrote a general gushing post about the series.
In my email correspondence of late I got one from Chris from Stuff as Dreams are Made on... where he mentioned how I used to read high fantasy when I started blogging. Of course, I read that and thought 'What does he mean used to?'. Then I got thinking about it and I DON'T read high fantasy much anymore. My TBR pile is full of great selections and continuations on of series that I love and I am not reading any of them. I really need to remedy this. It's because I buy my must-read series and I seem to actually only read books from the library or ones that arrive in the mail at a time when I am not reading anything. That being said, I received the new Sara Douglass and Robin Hobb in the mail and haven't read either of them yet...
I did finally read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, though, and I loved it. I have owned the book since it essentially came out and only got around to it now. I am really excited about book two, but it won't be out until next year! I also read the new Isabel Allende and loved it! Her last couple novels didn't really call to me, but I did like this one and I think she is back in her groove. If you have never read her before I strongly recommend that you try something. I have loved her since way before I started blogging and will for many years to come!
I do plan to write some reviews, but since I will never be able to review everything I have read this year so far, I have to decide what I am going to do to tackle some of it. There is also the problem with time going by and me not entirely remembering the books, so it would be hard to do the books justice!