Talkin' Books: Fated Mates & Digging Up Thrills

Believe it or not, I didn't get any comic book reading done this past week. None. Nada. Zip! But I didn't get a lot of other reading done either, mainly because I was so focused on finishing the draft of Sleep With Me. When I reach the point where I'm within a few scenes from the end of a draft (and it always ends up needing more work than I thought - always), I tend to go into hyper-focused writing mode. A little obsessive/compulsive switch flips in my brain, and finishing the draft is all I can think about until it's done. So I was working on that every spare non-day-job moment last week for the most part.

I did finish reading A Kiss at Midnight - the historical romance by Eloisa James, and enjoyed that very much. Then I started What the Heart Wants, a paranormal romance by Kelli McCracken, which I think I downloaded for free a couple weeks ago. I'm not sure if I'm really connecting with it or not, which is ironic since the main characters have been connected for a long, long time, it would seem. But I'm engaged enough to keep reading. The main female character's name is "Heaven", which just strikes me as a bit cheesy (when I was growing up, a lot of moms were naming their kids "Nevaeh", which is Heaven spelled backwards and I thought that was cheesy too). Her sisters are "Faith" and "Hope", of course. The names are tripping me up a bit, obviously, but not enough for me to quit reading.

At Hastings this weekend, I picked up a couple more comic books, including the New 52 Batman #0 I put back last week and a Justice League (#13) that I mainly bought for the cover though the story does look interesting. If I decide I like the Batman comic, I have 17 issues to catch up, just like the Justice League series. At this rate, I'm going to need a third job just to support my comic book habit...though I'm going to set up some subscriptions this week that should make them a bit more affordable.

Hubby found a Jack Reacher book he hadn't read yet (I don't read them on account of the first person narrative - read one, couldn't really connect with it though I liked the character), and we also found The Third Gate by Lincoln Child - which I started reading a couple nights ago. So far, it appears to be another archeological thriller/mystery, but the whole thing has been so mysterious for the first 5 chapters that I'm just not sure yet. Looking forward to seeing where it goes though - Lincoln rarely disappoints me.

And that's pretty much it for the past week. Now that my draft is done and I don't have any more in an "almost finished" state, I should have more time for reading again, and I'm hankering to read those Amazing Spiderman comics sitting on my dining room table...

So...read any good books lately?

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