Monday, April 12, 2010

CCBC

I have been pretty busy when it comes to books lately… I was given a GC to Katy Budget Books from Emily for my birthday which I used to purchase the first book in The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith. I love the new TV series and really liked the True Blood Book Series as well, so I thought I would be just as impressed with the Vampire Diaries… honestly, the first one was good – but after that, I only read them because I bought them. They just became too weird and too fake for me (yes, I realize I am saying that about a vampire series). It just was not what I was expecting, and I was severely disappointed…After finishing that series, I wanted something more happy, up-beat, and girly. My best friend, Kara, recommended A Total Waste of Make-up by Kim Gruenenfelder. I really enjoyed this book… all the way until the ending. I was hoping the ending was going to have a little bit of a twist to it, but I still really liked the book. It was a fun read!I am currently trying another Nicholas Sparks book that was recommended to me; however I am very leery of it because he always writes the most tragic stories! I hope this one will have a happy ending… I'll let you know how it goes...

Joe introduced me to Audio books. I didn’t know how I would like them, so he let me borrow one of his called Act of Treason by Vince Flynn. I LOVED it!! It wasn’t my typical book whatsoever as I tend to go towards love stories, vampire novels, girly romance type books and this was a novel over political conspiracy. I googled the author and found out Act of Treason was in the middle of a 10 book series! I listened to the first one in the series, Transfer of Power, and I am currently on the second novel called The Third Option. I am totally hooked on audio books for drives – I listen to them to and from work and on my drives to visit Joe. I am not too thrilled that audio books are so expensive because I can finish them so much faster, but they help with the drives tremendously!

I feel like I am constantly reading (or listening) to books, but I love it. I don’t think I would ever read the Vince Flynn novels just because they aren’t my type of books, but they are great stories and its nice being able to discuss the books with Joe, since he has read and listened to them.

What are you guys reading?? Anyone else like audio books?? I love all the recommendations!!

4 comments:

Ailona said...

Just letting you know you can check out TONS of audio books from the library. I even checked for the Vince Flynn books and they had them.

Leilani said...

Oops, I totally made that comment from my husband's account. haha

Krystyn said...

Hmmm...I'm re-reading the Twilight series...exciting right? Maybe I need to make a trip to the library.

Stephanie said...

Still reading Percy Jackson series. You don't read anything I recommend or I would recommend them to you.