I haven't been keeping up too much lately. Have I missed all the kerfuffles?
Soup Dish: book people are talking about...
✽18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once - spotted via Anne Rice's Twitter feed. Although I'm pretty unlikely to make it to the more exotic locales, I have been to the Strand and Powell's. I'd happily work a vacation itinerary around some of these bookstores. Have you visited any on the list?
Gone Missing: my suspenders of disbelief
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I like both of these authors a lot and I'm not giving up on them. I suspect that my issues are more a function of the February blahs than of the books themselves.
✽Based on Pamela's rec and some other buzz, I finished Cecilia Tan's first book in the Struck by Lightning trio (Slow Surrender) and while I didn't really have the disbelief problem, I didn't think it was that great. Perhaps the literary allegory is just over my head, but the characters didn't really grab me, and I dislike the cliff-hanger ending.
✽I'm doing better with paranormals. I blazed through Chloe Neill's latest Chicagoland Vampires novel (Wild Things) and loved it. I haven't grabbed the novella that came out last month, but it's on my list.
✽I was in the mood for a contemp and kind of stuck without wireless/download access, so instead of a new Victoria Dahl that I wanted, I started up a Lexi Blake title yesterday (The Dom Who Loved Me). I'm having a few issues with it but so far I'm still reading.
Based on this rundown here, perhaps I should stick to paranormals for a bit. It's not like I don't have a stack of those waiting for me too!
Outlander Watch... Och. I canna wait for Jamie and Claire onscreen.