Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Reading Update

I have a feeling I won’t have any problems reaching my reading goal of 50 books this year. I’m just glad that I’ve found the joy of reading again. There was a time where I thought I’d lost it.

So if I can find the joy in reading again, I’m sure I’ll find the joy of writing again. I just need to take that first step. Why is it so scary?

Here’s what I read since my last update:

Book #40

Dates read:
October 4-7
Title: Immortal Angel
Year of publication: 2020
Author: Lynsay Sands
Genre: Paranormal romance
Series: Argeneau Series #31
# of Pages: 352
Paper or plastic: Mass market paperback
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from book: For almost a century, Ildaria Garcia has been on the run, a trouble magnet with a knack for taking down bad guys. Lately, her vigilante tendencies have drawn unwelcome attention to her fellow Immortals. Forced to relocate, Ildaria is supposed to lay low in a new town. Instead, she quickly entangles herself with six and a half feet of muscular, tattooed trouble.
     Joshua James Simpson Guiscard, aka G.G., knows a lot about Immortals—enough to make him wary. Yet from the moment Ildaria walks into his club, he feels desire stronger than anything he’s known. Accepting the fact that they might be life mates is disconcerting. But when her past catches up to them, G.G. faces a choice—confront his demons at last, or lose a passion that’s hot as hell.
My thoughts: Even at #31, this series does not disappoint me. It’s always something a little different. And of course, lots of hot sex.

Book #41

Dates read:
October 8-13
Title: Good Omens
Year of publication: 1990
Author: Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Genre: Fantasy
Series: N/A
# of Pages: 491
Paper or plastic: Mass market paperback
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from book: According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist
My thoughts: I’ve seen the series twice and have wanted to read the book since. I won some B&N money (from judging a contest) and decided to use it to buy this book. Finally. And I wasted no time to read it, either. Wow. It’s kind of nice that the series is sooooo similar to the book (asides from the ending, which I kind of like the television series better). A really fun read! Highly recommend.

Looks like autumn has arrived. I’m lucky if I leave the house once a week, so when I went out this past weekend, I was surprised at how MUCH the leaves have changed. It’s pretty, but I still prefer green.

Happy Reading!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hoping I haven't lost the joy of writing either.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - I'll be glad when things get back to relatively normal. A viable vaccine or treatment will be a good step in that direction!

Unknown said...

I don't know if it's the pandemic, but I've struggled to find the joy in writing too. I lost it for reading fiction too, but only for a very short time. Glad yours is back, and here's hoping the writing will return soon!

Unknown said...

I hate it when I'm not signed in to Google as the right account... "Unknown" is Jennette (who is really planning to write another blog one of these days!).

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Yeah, there was a couple of months there where I struggled to read. Ugh. I hated it! Glad that's over with. :)