Monday, June 14, 2010

Paper cut heaven

I have had lots of laying on my butt time lately, since I'm getting headaches now from my meds.  They are no where near as bad as the ones I go the last time I took Welbutrin but they still require me to sit still for a while.  Which means I've been reading like a demon. My mother in law introduced me to Sherrilyn Kenyon (who has a series with a really sweet twist on vampires and wereanimals with Greek gods and goddesses thrown in!!) books.  I totally recommend by the way these are freaking awesome, and are maybe my new favorite vamp books, sorry Laurell K. Hamilton.  As well as P.C. and Kristin Cash (has another vampire series with a cool twist, they even have a vampire school!!), which again I totally recommend although there are some corny parts.  But hey they can't all be perfect.

I've managed to read one book a day, which is rare for me.  Normally I can do 1 book in 2-3 days, but that shows you how much still time I've had to do.  Although I did read the last Harry Potter book in 23 hours the day it came out, and that one is like 1000 pages or something.  That is my best record and I really don't want to try and beat it, haha.

Once I get these read, I'm joining something that I admit I squealed like a school girl and jumped up and down in my seat....the kids gave me strange looks.  It's called Book Swim  its the equivilant of NetFlix!!!  You get up to 11 books a month, for $59.95!! No shipping or late fees.  No due dates.  I admit I was a little scared of the prices (the smalles package is 3 a month for $23.95) but then I remembered how much I spend sometimes on books and well some months this would be cheaper for me.  Told you I have a reading addiction, hehe.  I buy books to read over and over, so I don't want to waste money on something I can't read again.  This means I can actually try other books that I've been eyeing for a while and have been afraid to buy. This means I can read the hardback of the book instead of waiting until the paperback comes out.  I will finally be caught up on a series!!!

I'm sure someone is asking why don't I go to the library, well sugar if you saw our library you'd understand.  I seriously doubt anything that has been written in the last 10 years is there unless it has been donated.  It's more of a college library, it has more reference style books than anything else.  The closest real library is 45 minutes away and since I rarely get out of my house, I buy instead. 

I would love to know what you guys are reading or would recommend, cause they will be going down in my book list now that I can read them before buying!!!


Lianne said...

This is SO my favorite kind of post. :) I work at a book store, and my dream job is librarian, so naturally I LOVE reading about what other people are reading.

Is it safe to assume you've read the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris? If not, you HAVE to get into those immediately.

Nikki said...

Lianne, its crazy but no I haven't. They are on my list though and have been for a while.

I have managed to watch the first season of True Blood though, LOL so I'm sorta close to reading it.

Lianne said...

I was slow to get to them as well. I've only finished reading the first two. But oh my goodness, I don't know why I waited so long! They're just too much fun, especially on days when things get a little overwhelming, nothing helps like some southern vampire loving! :)

Nikki said...

LOL thats what I LOVE about vampire novels. It takes more imagination to "see". It's a new world, with a new history, I just love that!

As of now I have 25 books in my book pool...yeah I joined early ;). I need MORE peeps!! Keep the suggestions coming.

-MissC* said...

Hello lover! Sorry I have been such a bad friend recently. (I'm gettin a cold now too!!) I have been under the covers most the week glued to Anita Blake. Thanks you for that you sexy bitch you! Everytime she pulls a gun or smarts off I picture you! So even thought I haven't been around I'm still thinkin about you every few minutes or so! LMAO! Kisses Sugar tits!