What I'm Reading

 I got a new book in the mail to add to the To Be Read list, but for now I'm posting it at the top of this page because it's freakin' awesome and I just wanna.


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**I Just Finished**

*THE HUNGER GAMES*

I left a comment on Anne Rice's fan page a while back and asked her what she was reading.

Here is my comment:


"Just wanted to tell you that if I ever have HALF the success that you've had, I'll die a very happy writer lol. I also was wondering what YOU were reading these days... :)"
 Anne Rice said:
"I'm reading The Shack. I'm about 3/4 finished. I just read Love Wins by Rob Bell. I'm also reading The Hunger Games."

My thoughts on The Hunger Games were posted in a review here in the good ol' blog. EXCELLENT READ, highly recommended!  

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Christopher Pike's THIRST...

Christopher Pike has a very interesting new set of books out.  There are four volumes to the THIRST series and each book consists of 2-3 (depending on which volume) novels that Pike has released in the past.  The THIRST series follows the life and times (lol) of a 5,000 year old female vampire originally named Sita.  This series, so far, is so different than other vampire books that have been thrown in the YA category that I really hate that it's marketed as YA.  I think it should have an NC17 warning on it or perhaps be steered away from the tween market.  I've read the first volume and there are sexual innuendos in there, graphic violence that goes way beyond Twilight's alabaster body smashing bouts.  All in all, I can't wait to read the other three books! I've bought all four of them. I have already posted a review for Vol. 1 and will post the review for Vol. 2 very soon!

Extra Thirst Info:

Vol. 1 includes:  The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice 
Vol. 2 includes:  Phantom, Evil Thirst, Creatures of Forever
Vol. 3 includes:  Reckless Behavior, Endless Pursuit 
Vol. 4 includes:  Tortured Soul, Final Judgement




 TO BE READ...


#1:
Autumn: Disintegration by David Moody...




Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
(2nd book in The Hunger Games trilogy)

Thirst, Volume 2 by Christopher Pike
 Almost finished!!! 


Red Velvet and Absinthe, an anthology of erotic romances involving werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and more...I won this book in a contest and I absolutely love it! I will write a review very soon :)


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I've just finished reading The Countess by Rebecca Johns. While the book is an entertaining story and is written well, there is absolutely no mention of Elizabeth Bathory or any of her cohorts bathing in blood or rubbing it into their skin or drinking it either. It is historically correct, but many names have been changed as well as events. I don't like it. I would, however, read other books by Rebecca Johns as she is an entertaining writer and writes quite well to boot.

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I'm currently reading...


I've moved on to reading Alissa Libby's book The Blood Confession and am enjoying it (thus far) a bit more than I did Rebecca Johns' book, The Countess (above). Both are written well, but The Blood Confession, so far, is more my style. I also look forward to reading more from Ms. Libby as well! As a matter of fact, I'm about to look her up on Amazon to see what I may find.




 

I'm also reading Rosalind Miles' book, Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country.  I absolutely adore Rosalind Miles' books and I feel that I will probably fill my winter with titles she's written. I'm a real sucker for books about Guenevere and Lancelot and King Arthur and...oh, I'm rambling. I'm such a nerd!  If you're a nerd like I am, you should check her out.









I loved Gone With the Wind, both the book and the movie. When I picked this book up at a dollar store for $5 (after my mom ordered it and payed $20 lol), I was ready to start reading it right then and there. I got side tracked and read something else instead. It's still on my list!



















My sister and I had a book swap about a year ago and she gave me several titles by Kathleen Woodwiss and I fell in love with her descriptions and style. Kathleen Woodwiss is now one of my favorite authors, God rest her sweet soul. If you love romances, check her out (if you haven't already). 








I picked this book up at Ollie's. It's completely full of really cool accounts of historical dates in history, straight from the mouths of those who lived through it! I've read a few passages in there, but no where near finished with it. I read one or two accounts at a time...