Monday, January 31, 2011

Books, Books and More Books

So I convinced the book group I run at work to read The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. I love the series and they wanted to read something a little sci-fi/fantasy. I figured this would be a good option since it's a bit of both plus so much more and it didn't require a map and list of characters in order to figure our what's going on.

The group meets this coming Thursday night, as long as the weather isn't horrendous as usual, and I've heard from two of the members. One rated it a 6 on a scale of 1-10 and the other said that at first she didn't like it, but after the first few chapters she changed her mind. I'm curious to see what everyone else has to say. Fingers crossed.

As for the other things I'm reading: I'm about a 1/3 of the way through The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsen. I'm listening to it while I walk and since the weather has been total crap, I haven't been able to get outside without falling on my butt. When I started the second book, I was annoyed that the first section was nothing but Lisbeth on vacation which had nothing to do with the main part of the plot line. Then when it ended so abruptly, I was jonesing for the 3rd one. Now I'm quite enjoying the third one and am sad that there may never be a fourth book. I'm definitely going to have my book group read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

I'm also listening to Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande. I've had this on my "To Read" list for quite a while but never got around to it. While I was waiting for something else to come in on audio, I decided it was finally time. So far I find it quite intersting, but I wish Mena would spill the beans about what exactly she did to get ostrisized by everyone. I almost feel like I missed a book and this is the sequel.