Sunday, June 11, 2006

WTMF Sunday

The WTMF stands for "What Tickles My Fancy." But I can see that I could have gone in a whole other direction with that. *grins* I'll try and behave. Really.

I tried the Christina Dodd book, but I simply couldn't get into it. When I was still in the early throes of the book...and the manacled man was considering beading...I was done. So there it is.
However, I decided to blog about Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter.
I read this a couple of week ago, and it's worth buying.
It was an alien romance. There weren't a lot of technical terms and words to stumble over. The characters were great. And I was going to rate this a B. But then I hit THE TWIST. And OMG! That pulled this book right up to an A-. Because it was utterly delicious. Utterly. So check this one out. Well worth the time and effort.

I picked up Angels and Demons by Dan Brown the other day at the Friends of the Library sale. I thought HEY! I really enjoyed The DaVinci Code; I should fall all over myself for this one. Let me just say that it's exactly the same. I'm twenty pages in and expect an albino to pop out and start whipping himself. And I'm not saying the book is bad. Quite the contrary. It's very well written and humorous. And I'm curious to see how it ends. But it's so similar to's disappointing.
I really must find something that captures my attention and makes me forget I should be writing. Or maybe that's a good thing in itself.


Tori Lennox said...

Funny, I liked Angels & Demons a lot more than The Da Vinci Code :)

Michelle said...

I tried the Undead series thanks to your recommendation. What fun! :)

chryscat said...

Tori: So far, it's a good read. I'm just hit over and over again with the similarities. But I will finish it.
Michelle: I'm so glad! Now that I've read them out of order (which I'm so good at), I've got to go back and read the first one.

Silma said...

*LOL* I'm with Tori. I like the Angels & Demons better than the last one. I even read the Code first, so I expected to Angels to be similar. However, I found the plot was more fast-paced that the Code.

Rene said...

Boy, you've been a blogging maniac lately. I hope this isn't procrastination for a writing deadline....

I liked Awaken Me Darkly very much. The sequel is coming out but I don't think it features the same characters. I really wanted to see a story with the heroine's partner. I liked him and I thought Showalter left something open.