I know I’ve not posted in ages, but I have been distracted a lot lately because of health issues that my partner has (I’m not going to elaborate, because I’m so fed up of them that I don’t want them staring at me in the face the next time that I log on here) and other things….
Anyway, I’ve read Kelley Armstrong’s book 13 since the last time that I posted. It was OK, but I think I was expecting more from it and because of the scope of the book, it seemed like there could have been another one in there, especially because there could have been scenes from the POV of other characters that could have made it a better read. However, having said that, Bitten is now being made into a TV series! I’m not sure when it is going to come out, but I hope that we get to see more stuff about the Werewolf Pack, and that the characters that are only marginal or secondary will be allowed to be developed, which can be done with a TV Series, especially if it goes on for a long time, and there will be more characterisation, etc, than can happen over the scope of a TV series than can happen in a film and even if Kelley Armstrong never revisits the Otherworld for a full blown, real novel again, at least the characters are still alive in some form and the story can continue.
I’ve also read some Wind in the Willows books because after reading Watership Down, I wanted to go back to some of my old favourites. As well as the original book by Kenneth Grahame, there are a further four by Duncton Wood and Wolves of Time author, William Horwood. My favourite of these has to be The Willows at Christmas, though I did enjoy reading the others, but because of the things that were happening with my partner at the time I was reading them, I don’t think I got into them as well as I could have done, so I’ve not reviewed them because the review wouldn’t be fair.
I got hold of a copy of Gillian Hick’s Vet on the Loose, which is the prequel to her book, Vet Among the Pigeons. It was a good read, and one I quickly got through, beginning with her time as a Student Vet and through her first year in practice. I quite enjoyed it because it reminded me of some of time at collage and I had to sympathise with her experiences at a stables because I found that I didn’t get on with horsey people either (the animals are OK, and I am sure that there are some wonderful horse people around, but my experience has always seem to be with the bad ones!).
I enjoyed catching up with Carrie Vaughn’s latest Kitty book as well, which I thought was one of her better ones, so as you can see that even though I’ve not done much in the way of posting reviews, I have been busy reading.
At the moment I am reading Mercedes Lackey’s Fairy Godmother. I kind of like the retelling of fairy tales and after reading Dennis McKeirnan’s Once Upon a…. series a few years back, I decided to give these ago. I’ve only got the first in the series so far. It is an enjoyable read, but the story could have been a bit more tightened up I think and could have done with a bit more conflict than it has, but it’s a fun read and nicely written, so I can’t grumble on that score and it is nice to read something that is a bit light, especially with the mood that I’ve been in recently.
Last but not least, I managed to get hold of Star Wars: X-Wing Mercy Kill this week (a book I’ve probably been waiting ten years for!) and the new Temeraire book, Crucible of Gold. I will probably re-read the X-Wing books before I read Mercy Kill, so that I can remind myself of some of the things I’ve forgotten about so over the next few weeks, expect a Star Wars fest if I feel like posting. I might wait until I’m more in a mood to, though, and I am looking forward to reading Crucible of Gold. Dragons and X-Wings in the next few weeks….Yay.