What the Wenches Are Reading
As always, be sure and tell us what you’re reading, in the comments below!
Amanda: I’m carrying on with my SVM reread, even though half the fandom has been blown to bits by spoilers from the soon-to-be-released Dead Ever After. I just finished Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris. When I read DITF the first time, I was still really into the SVM. This was the first book I had to wait for, because it hadn’t been released when I first read the earlier books in the series. Well, the first time around, I wasn’t real impressed. This second time around, same. I felt like I had to force myself through it. I didn’t feel that way with the earlier books.
Anne: This week I read the latest book in the Alex Cross series: Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson. It was a pretty stellar addition to the series, but heartbreaking at the same time. And I started Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, again. There’s another new Patterson book coming out this week, 12th of Never, so I didn’t want to start something new, and I’ve been meaning to go back to Mockingjay for awhile.
Angela: Yes, I’m the only one (I think) still reading The Southern Vampire Mysteries, as I haven’t gone into meltdown until I read the the last book, then I will give my judgment on it. Reading Dead Reckoning this week.
Barbara: I was in the middle of For A Few Demons More, and struggling with a certain relationship, when I accidentally read a major spoiler for the series that burst my bubble even further. Combine that with other devastating literary news this week, and I needed something lighter. So I decided to try the Jane True books that Beta quotes on occasion. I started Tempest Rising on Saturday, and am thoroughly enjoying it. So funny so far, and a great escape from my literary woes. Just what the Wench doctor ordered!
Beta: Life has been interrupting my reading time, but I I’ve started rereading Tempest’s Fury, book number 5 in the Jane True series by Nicole Peeler. Better refresh my memory before the last book in the series comes out in May.
Donna: Like Veronica, my reading plans have also unexpectedly opened wide up. I just finished Graceling by Kristin Cashore, which is the first book in a YA fantasy series. I liked it, but it was not what I was in the mood for. I’ve been house bound while recovering from chipmunk cheek (a la wisdom teeth surgery), so I watched all 13 episodes of Hemlock Grove on Netflix. I downloaded the novel by Brian McGreevy yesterday, so I’ll be reading that over the next few days. I found the campiness and gore just what my blood-thirsty mood was calling for. *wink
Katherine: Not reading anything this week. Feeling a little blah so I’m going to take a break and start up again next week.
Kathi: I’ve had almost no time for reading or listening to the historical novel I brought on vacation: Katherine by Anya Seton. I’ve enjoyed the few pages I have managed to read very much, and look forward to getting back home where I can pay proper attention to it.
Merit: This is Harrison week. First: Kim Harrison — you can find me this week with her Rachel Morgan in book 4 of The Hollows series, A Fistful of Charms. I like the world building and the characters more and more. Rachel tries her best to stay a “good” witch, but somehow her magic grows more demonic, as she tumbles from one disaster to another and escapes by the skin of her teeth. Second: Thea Harrison’s book Dragon Bound, first in her Elder Races series. This is a paranormal fantasy romance that is H.O.T., sweet, funny, and magical, with an Alpha hero and a clever, witty heroine. I didn’t expect to enjoy it very much, but I did!
Natalie: Well I just finished a series reread of The Black Dagger Brotherhood series this weekend. So this week I have plans to read from my TBR list, starting with The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, then moving on to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Once I am done with those two, I plan on moving to Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. If I am lucky enough to breeze through those three, I plan on starting The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York. Oh yeah and the want ads! Still searching for a job!
Veronica: My reading plans have unexpectedly opened wide up. I’m glad to have time to return to the Channeling Morpheus series by Jordan Castillo Price. I’m on Snare, the 7th novella. I didn’t realize how much I missed Wild Bill and Michael. I also got drawn into a great 33-chapter Supernatural fanfic last night, so I’ve got plenty to keep me busy.
Zee: Been sick as a dog, and dealing with certain crappy literary news. So no reading for me this week.