Taking a break from writing about vampires and werewolves. I read three books yesterday (yeah, that was some break), and I loved them all.
The first on my list is Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie, and folks, it is good. Basically there’s this girl who’s gotten divorced, and when her husband tries to kill her, a very hot cop moves in to act as bodyguard. Yeah, it’s been done before, but no one writes romance like Jenny Crusie, and this was a lot of fun. I’ll be re-reading Bradley,, and hoarding the rest of this lady’s books like a chipmunk with the munchies.
Next on my list was Joe Haldeman’s Camouflage, which follows the journey of a shape-shifting immortal alien which has lived in earth’s seas for almost one million years, before coming ashore in the 1930’s to try life as a human. There are some shocking moments, most of them involving some horrific insights into human nature, and as a whole, I really enjoyed this book. I liked the ending, too, though it felt rather rushed and not as carefully thought out as the rest of the story. Indeed, one of the main characters—the villain, in fact—could have been written out of the story entirely, mainly because humans are enemy enough.
Finally, Sock, written by Penn Jillette, the louder half of Penn & Teller. Wow. This is some book. This is the kind of book you read again and again, with new gems always being discovered. I’ve got so many favorite lines and passages. I can’t even quote anything because I just love it all so much. Actually, this book is about love. Unconditional tough guy love. Insane love. From a man to a monkey and back again. Bad monkey, bad. Highly recommended.
Okay, I just remembered that I read Christine Feehan’s Mind Games on a plane ride last week. It’s the second in her Ghostwalkers Series, and it’s so much fun. In an actiony, romantic sort of way. Psychics and telekinetics, government agencies and human experimentation—okay, not the stuff to swoon over—but her books are character driven and a real roller coaster ride. I enjoyed it a lot.
I have a lot more books to read, and a lot more book to write. I’ll get it all done, somehow. Hahaha! What a life.