Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It's not that I don't love you...

It's just that I've been swamped. Any non-classwork, non-work work, non-family time has been spent collapsed on the sofa. Or twittering. Or watching last week's ANTM debut. I'm not even writing! This last leaves me feeling oddly empty, but I'm working on refilling that well and getting other stuff done for now.

Anyway, I thought it was time for a little book love. This one comes in two parts. Today, I talk about the books I've read over the last little while, every one of which I loved in different ways. So no worries about negative reviews here! Tomorrow, I'm going to have a giveaway and give y'all a choice of some of said books, or maybe a couple others.

Books I've Read this Summer:

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr: Yeah, baby. I love Melissa, and I love her worlds. This one was quite a bit darker than Wicked Lovely, but a very, very smart, suck-you-in book.

13 Little Blue Envelopes
by Maureen Johnson: I loved her blog posts and videos, so I had to check out one of her books. I'll read more. It was pure fun. A quick read, but entertaining, with a likeable MC.

Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead: Well done. Original take on the whole vampire mythology, and I really identified with the somewhat out-of-control MC. Am intrigued.

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray: I admit it. I wish I wrote this book.

Now I have to go stock up on more books, because I know so many people who have great books coming out! (Bill Cameron, Maggie Stiefvater, Courtney Summers, Linda Gerber, and A.S. King, I'm looking at you.)

Tomorrow: giveaway. Check back!


Kelly Gay said...

Yay! You read A Great and Terrible Beauty! And I know, I felt the same way after reading it -- wishing I had written something like that. It's such an amazing novel -- the voice of Gemma is addictive. Now you'll have to read the next two!

Susan Adrian said...

Kelly: Yes, I definitely will. Mostly I love other books but they aren't quite so my thing the way that one was. I so wish I'd done it. :)

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Muahahaha . . . yes, soon, my precious . . . well, unless you order online, in which case, it's NOW, my precious . . .

For the record, I thought FROSTBITE (VA's sequel) was better than VAMPIRE ACADEMY.

courtney said...

Aaah! *is looked at* Yay!

Every single one of the books you've listed are books I want to read. This is just further incentive!