Hello my lovely Lovies. What shall I ramble about today? I could tell you that it is July and I still can't find my summer shoes. Not too exciting and not much more to say about it.
I've been trying to find a good book to read, one that tickles my imagination. I finally finished Linger. If I were honest with you.... I thought it was empty of a story for about 3/4 of the book. I continued reading and I found the end was interesting, enough to read the next book (I don't own yet). I finish a book, I mourn the book... I didn't mourn this book. Many books will take a piece of me with it.... I thought I was the only person that actually missed a book. I'm not. The first book I ever mourned was Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. I read at least 5,000 books before reading that book, it just opened up the child in me... oh, that child in me is a pistol. Bringing you back to me finding a book to read. I have 67 books next to my bed in my 'to read' pile.. not to mention 5 ARCs.... you'd think I'd be able to find something to read out of that stack... no. I decided to buy more books for my Nook. I was very excited to read Jocelyn Drake's new book. I found the beginning very detailed and I would have to concentrate to read it. I'm in middle of writing a book and I can't put that much focus on remembering all the fine details from a book I'm reading. I'm entirely too A.D.D. for that right now. I decided to read another book that is on my Nook and is from a new author and to be honest with you I don't like it much. I might keep reading to see if it catches my interest. I won't tell you the title because I like the author and I don't want to turn anyone off.... I was a bit bothered when the main character was talking to another girl and they were talking about why virgins wore white and the main character said "I'm a virgin." The other girl actually said "fingers don't count." I found that crude... isn't that funny I find that crude but I'm not bothered by the f bomb? I think I'll read Fallen.... I've heard mixed reviews so I'll make the leap and read it myself. I had started The Historian but it is another book that needs your full attention. Heavy sigh. I avoid werewolf books while I'm writing (yes I know, I just read Linger but they aren't the kind of werewolf I'm talking about). I do it for a couple of reasons... I don't want to steal another authors ideas, even though I'd never do that on purpose. Kelley Armstrong once talked about her writing Bitten and how she felt she was original with a female werewolf. After her book was published another book came out that was similar (I don't remember the name) .... she realized that it is almost impossible to write a book that is completely original but you can write one that is different or stands out from the others. I remind myself of that all of the time.
I only have 11 followers and if they are like me they follow too many blogs to keep up with. I do pose a question... if you like werewolf stories, what kind do you like? Do you want a beast or beauty with a beast within?
Have a happy day Lovies.... toodles