Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Reading Right Now:

               “Winter Break” by Merry Jones is proving a slower read for me than the first two novels in the Harper Jennings series (which started with “Summer Session”). But I still love the characters and there is certainly a lot going on. I am surprised that Jones already has the fourth novel in the series coming out in July 2013 (“Inside Eden” which sounds very exciting).  On her website, Jones says “all my books deal with some common themes. Each of them, even the humor books, focus on the unexpected aspects of life, roles and relationships. Suspense lies not just in not knowing what lurks in the cellar, but also in not knowing what lurks in the world around us, our romances, and our own subconscious minds. My characters, like the rest of us, never know what lies ahead.” An interesting viewpoint and a fine series—well worth reading.

On Hold Right Now:

               “Deadly Sting” by Jennifer Estep  just came out. I have consumed each of the Elemental Assassin novels and this is the 8th (with the 9th coming out in August). If you want to read this series, you should start with “Spider’s Bite.”  The main character is Gin Blanco, a touch, smart, strong, female character who happens to be a magical assassin. Even though she is an assassin, she manages to do a lot of good and as her character develops she is becoming more and more powerful.
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TV Action:

               I finally caught up with the first two seasons of “Game of Thrones.” I know everyone else is way ahead of me! I like the series—full of action, nudity, violence, passion, and complicated plot twists. Now I’m ready for the new season starting at the end of March, 2013 on HBO. Everyone knows by now that the series is based on George R. R. Martin’s series of books called “Song of Ice and Fire” and the first book in the series is “A Game of Thrones.” Take a look at his website to get a peak at what a unique and imaginative character Martin is (

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