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Books, Books and more Books

Books, Books and More Books

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm an addict - a book addict. Being a fast reader, I probably read at least 4 books a week. Ever since the used book store opened up in the same shopping center as our business, the addiction has been growing. It all started with nanowrimo actually. I was trying my hand at writing a novel and started reading all kinds of romance novels. My first discovery was Nora Roberts and I read all of hers. Then it progressed to Elizabeth Lowell and Linda Howard and Karen Rose and on from there. I have discovered an amazing number of excellent and not so excellent writers of romantic thrillers and suspense novels.

Yesterday was a work day and while I was at Save-mart doing a commercial bank deposit (Yes - b of a has a branch in save-mart which is so wonderful because it saves me standing for hours in line at the regular bank) I needed to pick up a few things and of course, had to browse through the book section. I actually found a new one by Elizabeth Lowell under her other pen name of Ann Maxwell "Shadow and Silk."

Yikes! What a cover! I'm finding many interesting suspense thriller pseudo romance novels with this type of cover. You can just imagine the questions I get from my hubby and son when they happen to get a glimpse of them.

Father: "What are you reading???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Me: Uh! a suspense novel.

Father: "Yeah... Right! Let me see that"

or

James: Mom, why is that guy's chest showing? or "Mom, what is that guy doing????

We had a really interesting conversation when I was reading Die for Me by Karen Rose when James saw the cover


The cover grabbed James attention quickly which lead to a description of the story about a murderer staging cut scenes for violent video games by really murdering people and putting those scenes into the games. Which lead into a discussion about cut scenes in his PC video games, (all g rated of course) photography, violence in video games and why we won't let him have a game system, etc.

My guys are quite inquisitive and the most inconsequential cover can lead to an hour long discussion. Does someone make book covers for paperbacks???? (Hee Hee)

Anyway, I also picked up Crossfire by Joann Ross and Servant: the Acceptance by L.L. Foster (aka Lori Foster) which looks pretty interesting. Only I discovered both are 2nd's in a trilogy, so will save those for a later time after I have picked up the first books. I hate starting trilogies in the middle, even if they say the story stands alone. Often times, I end up going back and reading the whole trilogy over again. I did that with several of Nora Robert's trilogies.

Then, later on in the afternoon when I needed a break at work, where did I go. Yep, to my favorite used bookstore Book Lovers Cafe. Brad took over the store last year and has turned the store into a high quality used bookstore. Book Lovers is a favorite of author, Brenda Novak (a sacramento resident). In fact, I just finished "Dead Silence" which left me wanting more, so will be picking up the other two books in the trilogy soon.

This time however, I had done my research on Amazon and decided before hand what books I wanted to get. I usually find what I'm looking for at Book Lovers 90% of the time. I picked up two more of Linda Howard's books: All the Queens Men and Now You See Her; Jayne Ann Krentz - White Lies, Dane Jordan - No One Left to Tell and Cait London - Flashback. Also picked up the dead trilogy by Mariah Stewart of Dead Certain and Dead Even. But wouldn't you know it, I forgot the 1st book in the series Dead Wrong. It was there, I just forgot to put it in my stack. "Sweetie" the store cat distracted me wanting loves - she is precious). The great part is with the book credit I have on file there, I only spent $14.00.


The hard part was actually bagging up some books to take in. I hate parting with books and my bookshelves are overflowing. Last night, Father and I were watching Sienfield - "the ex girlfriend episode." George had left some books over at an old girlfriend's house and wanted Sienfield to go get them. Sienfield says:

"What is this obsession people have with books? They put them in their houses like they're trophies. What do you need it for after you read it?"




Comments

  1. Hi, Robin. I hope you like Flashback by Cait London. :) It's one of my favorite stories.

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