Thursday, February 02, 2006


I had this whole post about FEMA trailer parks in mind, but I don't really feel like talking about that anymore.

So, I'll talk about reading instead. I need to update my side bar. I was going to read Son of a Witch, but once I started I realized I was going to need to catch up with Wicked. I have a little irritation about that book. I swear I was one of the first people to ever read that book and I kept telling everyone about it and people thought I was weird and the book was weird. They make one little Broadway show about it and now everyone is all on the Wicked bandwagon. Ok, rant off. So I tried to read Wicked again and I just couldn't get into it.

So, I went back to Sue Grafton. Kari suggested it and I kept looking for the beginning of the series at the used book store, but they never had it. I have a little admission to make here. I'm extrememly picky about starting a book series at the beginning. I have to start reading at the first book. Anyway, I couldn't never find "A", then I found the A,B,C collaboration along with the D,E,F collaboration and the G,H,I collaboration. So, I got the first 9 books in 3 hardcovers.

I'll make another admission. I have a paperback book problem. I used to have boxes and boxes and boxes of them. I can read 3 or 4 a week if I'm in the mood. Because of finances I started going to the used bookstore rather than buying them new. Well, the storage issue got to be a real problem. So, I've been dumping my books at the used bookstore. Why didn't I do this sooner? How great is it to walk in with a sack of books and walk out with a whole new sack of books and it only cost a few cents? Yes, I'm aware that's pretty similar to a library, but I hate having to return it on their time and not mine.

So, I recently, got more of the Grafton series. I also started the JD Robb series. Another recommendation from Kari. They're pretty good. It's kind of amusing because it's set in the future and some of the stuff we have now is already on par with what we'll supposedly have in the future, but I can suspend disbelief. Anyway, I started that series too.

The only thing that will make my reading better is to find the perfect book light. I haven't been able to find one that I like. The kind that hook on to the book are always too heavy for paperbacks.


Suz said...

You know, how you feel about Wicked? I read Jurassic park and was telling my friends about this cool book with genetic engineering and dinosaurs and they thought I was cracked, and then they made a movie out of it and I know how you feel.

I just finished Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. I don't read Grafton, but I'm looking forward to Wicked.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Autumn, Another great series, which is a mystery series of a sort but is also flat out wacky and funny, and great for anyone who is a book fanatic, is Jasper Ffordes series that begins with The Eyre Affair. Someone kidnaps Jane Eyre! Out of the book!! There is also time travel, crazy inventions, Werewolves and Vampires and history is all messed up. I loved it. You might too. Cheers Judy