Hi you, whoever you are, my imaginary friend!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Last year was filled with bumps and had barely anytime left to do any pleasure reading– trust me, it was filled with… You know what? It matters not! The point is: I barely read anything I was actually interested in, and there was not any productive writing done by me, which I am deeply ashamed of and honestly? It is driving me insane! When I read I escape from reality to a completely different world, and when I write I enter my own Neverland! So.. Without any escape I guess you can imagine how fed up with reality I have been, right? Right! I decided the situation had to change and it is a new year, I have a new attitude and want to join my book world again. I have been missing it.
I have no idea how I am to get in “reading” shape again, but I believe it is not impossible– Time to get my hands on some books ASAP because I am waaaaayyy behind on reading. Oh my! *EXCITED* I have Blood Cursed by Erica Hayes waiting for me and Alice by J.C. Noir to read right after. Fun times ahead! =)
Well… I am outtie!
Hope everyone has a lovely night– and WELCOME BACK!!!! (Including myself there) 😉
There are a lot of very well liked books- the kind that people love and would probably rip your throats off if you dare say you do not like them… Scratch that, they WILL rip your throats out and feed your brains to kitties if you said that. This makes me wonder, are we obligated to like/love those books, and even more so because they are so famous? Geesh, I get called names on a daily basis when I admit to not liking some of those too much or to not having read them.
So, here I am, ready to throw myself out there and odds are that you guys will likely be raising torches and pitchforks after I am done with these (I will go slow and just mention 3 major YummyFails) 😛 So I ask nicely, please- be careful not to burn my hair; I am quite fond of it as it is. Thank you very much! LOL
1- Stephen King-
I have never read any of his books… Shameful? Maybe, but please keep in mind that I did not grow up in the US and books were very expensive where I grew up. And even if some of the movies that have been brought to screen from his books, but I did not know who he was until a few years back. Please do not get your panties in a bunch, Mr. King is already on my TBR list; so sooner rather than later I will read his writingzzz.
2- Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse Series-
Okie, this is the hardest part–> I really do not like this series much. I have the first seven books and I only got to the fourth one. Before you start saying something, I am not saying that Charlaine Harris’ writing is bad; not by a long shot. Her writing is awesome and the plot in the books so far was pretty amazing, so it is easy for me to understand why a lot of people love these books– I really do. But it is just not my cup of tea, or water, or whatever I feel like drinking at a given moment. Should I give the books another try? One day soon, hopefully before classes begin. I promise I will try to read them again soon, so please do not hate me. *grin* I do love the HBO show though 😉
3- L. K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series
I have not read this series yet, despite the fact that I have the first 4 books and other 2 that a friendie got me for Christmas last year. This is another series that I hope to read (or at least part of it) before next semester begins. But yeah, I guess you can call this a ReadingFail just like with Stephen King. =)