Monday, August 6, 2012


One thing I like about long drives – the part I'm not actually driving, that is – is that I can now read. There was a time when that would cause motion sickness quicker than anything, and it was discouraging. But something happened as I got older, I guess, because I can now read in a moving vehicle. My husband was impressed, because he had the same problem. He, too, can now read in a moving car. So, either something is different about the cars, or our stomachs became stronger as we got older. Hmmm…

With all that time to read, I got three books finished this past weekend. Before you think that's an awesome amount, I was close to the end of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and half-way through with "Shadow Kissed". So I wasn't too surprised I finished them on Friday. I started "The Lady is a Vamp" on Saturday (between breakfast and the reunion) and finished it up on the drive home on Sunday. That was unexpected. I still had an hour left of our drive, too. Next time I guess I need to bring a fourth!

It was great reading, too. I decided to take a weekend break from writing and not worry about it (which I feel I can do now that I'm home during the week and can write).  So, how were the books? I was glad to finish P&P&Z because it was a tougher read. Sure, it had zombies (and more humorous parts), but it was still "Pride and Prejudice" with the old-fashioned writing. And while I kind of liked the story, it was hard to understand.

"Shadow Kissed" is the third book of the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. When I finished that book, I had wished I had brought Book #4. I am so thankful the series is complete (and I don't have to wait for the next one – my daughter owns them all). I might be a little perturbed, otherwise. I really hate cliff hangers. But I do love this series.

I zipped through Lynsay Sands' book ("The Lady is a Vamp") not only because I want to start Book #4 of the VA series, but because I loved the story. It pulled me in at the beginning and held my interest. But then, all of her books seem to do that to me. I'm thoroughly entertained when I read them, and that's all that matters, right?

Besides all the reading, I did have fun at the family reunion. Made a point of moving around and talking to more than one cousin (usually I sit in one spot and don't move – yeah, I'm strange). They all know I write and all wished me luck in getting published. I have a feeling the day I become published, I can get a lot of sales just by announcing it to my cousins (one was already joking about getting my autograph – even though he gets my autograph on every Christmas card/letter I send!).

So, have you read any good books lately?


DL Hammons said...

Do not discount cousin sales!!!


Stacy McKitrick said...

DL - I don't plan to. Not anymore. When that realization hit me on Saturday, I thought - now there's a network!!