"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx

Monday, November 12, 2012

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

You had me at, "Oh, aye..." This installment was very nearly as good as the first one. Outlander was my favorite so far but this one is taking a very close second. I laughed, I cried, I held my breath. And I actually mourned the end. I was more than a little depressed on the day I woke up and didn't have this book to fill my time! I'm trying to ration the three remaining books in the series but I'm anxious to get back to the rowdy Frasers. 

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Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

I am starting to like Harry Dresden. I wasn't sure in the first one but I believe there's hope. I like that he's a little bit of a mess. A wizard who can't keep his love life moving in the right direction, he's a little bit clumsy, a little bit of a liability, and a little bit of a screw-up but with huge hero-potential. I'm going to try out the next one. I have heard that #3 is when the series really starts. I'll keep you posted!

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Relentless by Dean Koontz

I'm typically a fan of Dean Koontz's work but, whaaattt??? This one was too weird for me. Everything was too close to perfect. The victims just happen to have friends with a safe room in their house. They also happen to have parents with a safe room. And an arsenal. And the babysitter is a gun-toting cop's widow. And then of course there's the genius son... Too much for me this time. It was interesting enough to get me through it but I wasn't sorry when it was over. I won't give up on Koontz though. This isn't the first time he and I have had a difference in interests ;0). I've always found something of his to bring me back. 

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Blood of the Fold (Sword of Tears, #3) by Terry Goodkind

Another okay novel in the Sword of Truth series. I keep thinking that I will fall for these and eagerly anticipate the next one but I'm still only mildly attached. I have a few more in the series on my shelf already so I'll keep going with higher hopes for the next one. 

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Alone by Lisa Gardner

This quick read didn't capture my interest. The plot elements were all there: suspense, scary twist, thriller ending, unanticipated motives but at the end I still went, "Uh... okay." Gardner wasn't able to weave my interest into her story. I love a good thriller to shake up my reading list but I won't be looking for any more of hers. 

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Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

I am more in love with James and Claire every time I devour one of the books in this series. I have been rationing them out to myself in order to make the magic last longer. I've been listening to these because the reader, Davina Porter, absolutely brings these characters to life for me. I become so engrossed that I can't do anything but listen. I am plugged in constantly until the final page is read. On to number four and already dreading the final number seven... 

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