Paperback Writer this morning she posted little reviews for three books she just finished reading and then asked what for what her readers were reading. I thought rather than re-invent the comment, I'd just copy and paste what I said here: "Last night I finished Faerie Fate by Silver James. It's a historical romance mixed with time travel and fae. A modern-day woman who's life is filled with physical pain gets pulled out of her 50-yr old body and sent back to the body of a 25-yr old girl in medieval Ireland in order to fulfill a faerie covenant and find the love she was always meant to have."
I hope I got the gist of what Silver was trying to say with Faerie Fate. (If not, I hope she stops by to correct me.) And I hope my little mention on PBW garners her a few additional sales. I know I'm glad I bought her book and I'd like to see her do well in the sales department. All in all, I enjoyed her debut novel and I'm interested in what she's got on the burner for her next book.
Anyway, I love promoting books I've read and enjoyed. I know I didn't gush over Silver the way I gushed over Seanan McGuire, but this was a different kind of enjoyment. A quiet sort of read instead of intense. I don't know about you guys, but sometimes I need a break from the intensity.
latest installment of the Dresden Files, and I'm still on the fence about whether or not I'm pissed at Mr. Butcher. Sure, it's very well written - like all his books - and it kept me on the edge of my seat as usual. It was the end I'm not sure about. Right now, all I know is he'd better be planning another book, or I may have to hunt him down and give him a piece of my mind (or a swift kick in the pants). You can't just end a series that way. (And no, I haven't heard anything about this being the last book - but it sure seemed that way from the way he wrote it.) There are still too many loose threads and I like all my threads tied up in a nice package.
I've been working my way through this series for the past few years, and I have too much time invested in Dresden for Mr. Butcher to end it this way. If you've heard differently, please leave a note and tell me this isn't the end. And if this is a little ploy to get me to buy his next book - it worked. I'm not happy about it, but it definitely worked. =op
Okay, now it's time for you to do a little promo. What have you read lately that you think we should buy?
::Irritating but legally necessary disclaimer: I am not affiliated in any way with Silver James or Jim Butcher. I purchased Silver's book and I am not receiving any compensation for recommending that others do the same. I checked Jim's book out from the library - and still no compensation. I do not give positive reviews unless the book is worth buying - even if someone sends me a copy for free, offered to mow my lawn, bribed me with calorie-free cheesecake or told me they'd introduce me to their agent. (Not that I'd refuse those options either.) I simply enjoyed reading these books - even the Dresden, dammit - and I hope you do too. ::