Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Life after vacation (no matter how short the vacation) is difficult to get back into. Catching up on laundry and house cleaning was no so bad, but going back to aerobics, well, it was not so easy. Today is aerobics, again, and I will go. Once there, I usually enjoy myself. It is the "making myself go" that is my struggle. I will also make another trip to WalMart while I am in town (yeha). I think I need to hit the used bookstore again – trade some books. Yeah, now I am perking up. Just the thought of crawling through the packed aisles of the bookstore gives me pleasure. I can even put up with the old couple who run the store and charge different fees each time I go. I finished my James Patterson novel, "First to Die", although the murder at the beginning of the book was so grisly that I was not sure I could make it through the rest of the book. I did, and it was interesting. I felt the same way when I read "Absolute Power" by Baldacci. The opening murder so took my breath away, that I had to put the book down for a while, but I continued on and loved the book. Now I am a big Baldacci fan. I am just not into horror or crudity - I'm a wimp. In my search for new authors, I also bought Stephen Coonts’ "Flight of the Intruder" but I am struggling with it. First of all, the flying lingo wears me down, although I think I can deal with it. I am eighty-plus pages into the book, and I am not sure I like the main character or maybe he is just not well described. Maybe if I continue reading, his character will become more developed (or not). This was a best seller, but will it get better? Any suggestions out there?

3 comments:

inpassing said...

Stick with authors like Janet Oake and you can't go wrong. :) I know you've already read this series, but I'm reading The Mitford Series by Jan Karon. I find myself laughing aloud reading this one. I couldn't handle the ones you've been reading.

Becky said...

Terri Blackstock and Francine Rivers are also good. I've read just about every book Janette Oke has written, but coudln't get into the Mitford Series.

Bag Blog said...

Actually, ladies, I have read everything Janette Oake has ever written (except for the ones she did with Bunn). I have read quite a few Francine Rivers and really like her. I loved the Mitford Series with all of the hometown characters. Stephanie Grace Whitson is another favorite. Although I like these sort of writers, I also like a little more suspense and action sometimes.