Monday, March 22, 2010

Feeling A Bit Bookish

So inspired by my friend Jennifer's recent blog, over at Crazy Shenanigans, I've decided to blog about the different books I like!

I realized today that most of my favorite authors create a book series, not just one individual book that stands on its own. When I like a character, I don't want to quit reading about them! I just wish the series would go on and on and on... and knitting and knitting and knitting... just channeled PeeWee Herman for a sec but you get the picture. That is sort of what's going on for me with Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels. I love all the characters in these books (and True Blood on HBO!) and the series is continuing, but I always wait for the books to come out in paperback and she can't write fast enough for me! I'm impatient! So I started reading some of Charlaine Harris' other series and have found that I like them quite a bit too.

Continuing with the vampire theme, I have read the Twilight Series multiple times (except for the last one I've only read a borrowed copy once cause its not out in paperback yet). I feel like a teenager reading those books but I just love them. I was in Blockbuster a couple days ago and I saw a 6 year old boy go up to the display of fake movie boxes that advertised the New Moon movie. This is where I overheard him telling his mom that Jacob was better than Edward! Really!? For one thing, Edward is definately better than Jacob! ...and secondly, why is a 6 year old watching this movie?! Okay I am going to stop now cause there may be some Team Edward/Jacob arguments going to happen but that is just my opinion! And also that the books are way better than the movies. And Bella Swan is a pretty crappy character anyway, so ya gotta love everyone else in the movie & books.

And the first vampire series I fell in love with is Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. My love of these books started with the movies, which is pretty much the safe route to go so you won't go getting all mad and riled up like I do when the movie doesn't measure up to the awesomeness of the book. But anyway, I still think Interview With The Vampire is a pretty great movie; Queen of the Damned, however, not so much. I am still working on this series too, but need to get caught back up since I haven't read them in a long time.

My favorite author of all time is James Herriot. He was a veterinarian that wrote books about his times being a vet in Yorkshire, England. He introduces you to different characters he encounters, his family, friends, and the various animals he took care of as a vet. Very good reads for people of any age!

Mystery novels are my favorite genre of reading material. Agatha Christie is the Queen of Mystery, in my book and lots of others. I have read so many of her books and still have a ton before I could even fathom being finished! I was even played Mrs. Boyle in the play The Mousetrap in middle school! ha ha ha This is where my love of her books began anyway, not my acting career. This is not considered a series, but some of the detectives and their backgrounds are used many times throughout her work.

Okay, I'm running out of steam on this post so I'll just end it with the book I'm currently reading: Animal Farm. I really dislike all things political but Phil got me this book cause it's one of his favorites, so I decided I could get through it. I am finding that I am actually enjoying this read! It suprises me a lot, but I am looking forward to relaxing and reading this book right now! It's pretty fitting too with all the politicallyness stuff going on right now... but I don't want to get into that!

Happy Reading!


Crazy Shenanigans said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sookie Stackhouse series! I've read all of them and I can't wait for the new book to come out in May. I also love the Twilight series as well.

Someone got me the entire Anne Rice collection but I've never read them. They keep getting pushed back on my "To Read" list.

JMJE said...

I also really like series books b/c i like to stay with characters. When I was little, I was all about Sweet Valley High and Babysitter's club. Now it's Twighlight and Harry Potter. I should probably read some adult books at some point.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I have been longing to read Anne Rice for ages but it's so far down on my reading list. I really should push it up. Lol.

Loved all these reading suggestions. I'm definitely putting a few of these on my list.

I hope you have a great weekend!

PS. Your blog is gorgeous! :)

LambAround said...

Animal Farm is one of my all-time favorites! It was mandatory to read it for 9th grade and, surprisingly, I enjoyed it. You might also give Brave New World a try (another mandatory read that turned out to be good!)

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Amanda said...

I heard good things about the Sookie books. In fact, someone told me they were better than Twilight!