Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Books

If you haven't guessed from the sidebar, I'm a bit of a bookworm.  Or at least I used to be until I had kids and was working full time.  My husband reads a lot more than me.  He reads old mysteries in ebook format on his phone or his tablet while he watches the girls.  I've read some stuff on ebook but I prefer to hold the actual paper book in my hand.  At least until I get a Kindle Fire or something.  Someday.  And soon I won't be working (for those of you joining me for A to Z, my T-Mobile call center is closing in June).

I read a lot of books when I was younger.  I always hated the ones they assigned us in school.  I did the summer library reading and the MS Readathon (my kind of marathon since I don't have an athletic bone in my body).  When I was in 3rd grade, I got bored with the kids section and wandered downstairs to the adult section where all the Star Trek books were.  Now, I generally read young adult stuff.  It's generally more engaging and better written.  I don't touch romance books (not with a 10 foot pole). 

I generally do scifi and fantasy as my genre of choice.  I find as I grow older, it appeals less.  Probably losing my innocence or something.

Here are some of my favorites:

The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1) The Looking Glass Wars (Frank Beddor).  I picked this book up because a) it looked kinda cool and b) it was on clearance.  I have all three books in the series.  It's a very interesting take on Alice in Wonderland.

New Frontier (Star Trek New Frontier: Complete in one volume) Star Trek New Frontier (Peter David).  This is the only Star Trek series that I still read.  Peter David was always my favorite author in the Star Trek universe and this is a novel-only series with his twisted sense of humor.  There are even a few comic books in the set too.  Getting the latest book of Amazon once my gift cards come in.

Dragonflight (Pern: Dragonriders of Pern, #1) Dragonriders of Pern (Anne McCaffrey). I haven't read all the outlying books, just the main books of the series and I do like them a lot.

The Frog Princess (Tales of the Frog Princess, #1) Tales of the Frog Princess (E.D. Baker). A interesting take on the frog prince story where the princess is wearing a charm-reversal bracelet...which turns her into a frog when she kisses the frog.  The other books introduce more magical characters.  I just realized there are another 2 books that I don't have.  Oh, well.  I guess I'll collect them later.

I've also done the other "extremely popular" series like Twlight, Hunger Games,  and  Inheritance.  They were ok.  I do really like  Harry Potter though.

You can see the rest of the books that I've read along with reviews if you click on the Goodreads widget in the sidebar.

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