Thursday, July 03, 2008

Booking Through Thrusday

It’s a holiday weekend here in the U.S., so let’s keep today’s question simple–What are you reading? Anything special? Any particularly juicy summer reading?

  • Tanya Huff has a vampire series. We found out about it because there were a few episodes based on the main characters called, Blood Ties. So far I've read all the Blood Ties books and have moved on to the "Smoke and Shadows" series. I won't give you too many details as it will give away major spoilers for the TV show and the books. In the Smoke and Shadows series the main characters from Blood Ties are still around, but another character from the books takes center stage. They still fight the forces of darkness and Henry is still hot. The spin-off series also deserves kudos for its engaging gay protagonist. Not always a well represented population in fiction.

  • Alison Weir, The Princes in the Tower. Speaking of the Tutors.... There's not much new here, but she does a decent job of trying to seperate the Tutor propaganda form historical fact.

  • Generation Ageless: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Live Today. When I think of all my very weird older relations and the shear number of us in this generation, I wonder how the world will survive our elder years. With the advances being made in medical science, we could live a very long time. If I were one of you young people, I would get going on colonizing the moon as soon as possible. Then, send us all there. It will be good for my arthritis and fulfill a lifelong dream. Trust me, you don't want several million of us wandering around causing the kind of chaos we did in the 60's and 70's. It may have been one small step for Neil Armstrong, but y'all need to sprint to making the moon one giant retirement village in the sky. Heck, Neil might be the first one to sign up to go.


Smilingsal said...

I'd qualify for that "retirement village in the sky."

Julia said...

Not familiar with the books you listed, but I wish you a Happy Reading! And Happy 4th of July! Have a good weekend ahead!

PJ said...

Love the prompt! I think 'reading' is more than just pushing through stuff. Although, I think anyone that reads is a reader. I go for the sensoring things, too. you know where you sit, *I'll say it* what the pages SMELL like, etc. just the word 'reading' yes the tingle of the importance of books! I had it in my mind to finish 1984 lately..many times I couldn't get through it. Now it's 'Good Yarn'...need something very light right now ;)