Where Have I Been?

Seriously. Where have I been? I just logged in and I haven’t posted anything since April. There goes that resolution.

Well, let’s see. I’ve been reading and now I’m having book hangover. I bought the eARC of Monster Hunter Siege and read that as fast as I could. I never buy the eARCs but I just couldn’t help myself this time. It’s a darker tale. Kind of left me feeling a bit blue. Part of that is the letdown that always occurs after reading a book by your favorite author (the realization you’re going to have to start the waiting process … again!) and part of it is the content. Not that it’s a letdown, just that it’s not all jolly, jolly. Dark times, my friends. Dark times.

I got a friend of mine into Monster Hunter International. She’s become a complete addict, reading them all back-to-back obsessively. My work is done on that score. Can’t wait until she reads Grimnoir.

I also read Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner. I’ve been waiting about six years for this book. Whenever she has a new one out I try to savor it. They’re not long books. It’s not like Diana Gabaldon taking six years to put out a giant tome, these are more … tidy. So it might seem like I would be resentful that she takes so long for each installment, but I can’t argue with the results. They’re great stories and I reread them again and again. Right now I’m listening to the new book after having read it a few weeks ago. I try to spread this addiction, but so far I haven’t achieved it. I’ve even bought the books for people and they just don’t follow through. They have no idea what they’re missing.

I read the final two installments of Ilona Andrews’s Hidden Legacy trilogy. Not as good as Kate Daniels or Innkeeper, but definitely better than a lot of things. Some nitpicks and pet peeves will take away some star value, but I wouldn’t turn away more stories in this world.

Okay, that’s it for me tonight. I’m tired. I guess that’s why I never blog. I’m just too freaking tired by the time I have a moment to sit down at the computer. But here I am so I may as well cast something.

Milo from Monster Hunter International:

Yep, that’s Haley Joel Osment. He’s changed a lot, and is probably chunkier than Milo, but he’s awesomely talented and he’s got a good start on the beard.

That’s all for now! Sweet dreams!