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Since Sean hadn’t quite finished Golden Compass, which I had planned to read, I rummaged through my “Not Read” bookshelf and found Dark Lover by J. R. Ward (NOTE: there is another paperback version of the same book for $6.99, this one is $4.99). It is definitely a guilty pleasure read. I think Lynn Viehl says it best on the back cover: “a midnight whirlwind of dangerous characters and mesmerizing erotic romance”. Who doesn’t love a good erotic vampire romance? ­čÖé NOTE: for mature audiences only.

I am planning on reading The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman next. I have actually already read his Dark Materials Trilogy (of which, this is book one), but it was a long time ago and with the movie coming out on December 7th, I thought I’d refresh my memory. And it was an extremely good trilogy. I really hope the movie does the book justice. I have to say that the trailer looks really intriguing.

Earlier: I am just back from my vacation and I ran out of books while I was gone so I had to buy a book at the airport. I was not about to read a crime, mystery, killer-thriller or the like so I looked to see if they had anything I’d like. The short answer is: “no”. Those kind of books must be wildly popular because about 98% of the books were of that genre. And the other 2% were romance novels… While I don’t generally read romances, I can read them if they are either bodice-rippers or “lifestyles of the rich and famous”. So I ended up with Toxic Bachelors by Danielle Steele. It isn’t great, but it is entertaining, more than I expected (which admittedly, wasn’t much). I don’t mean to denigrate Danielle Steele’s novels, I have heard that they are a good, fun read. I just don’t think this is one of her best. But even so, it is better than any of the aforementioned books to me ­čÖé

UPDATE: I just finished this book.

And the funny thing is that Sean loves that “killer-thriller” genre. If someone doesn’t die in the first 5 pages, it isn’t going to be great. He idea of a great book is one that opens with “His body slid down the wall, leaving a crimson slash, the hilt of the knife catching on the curtain as he falls dead, to the ground…” ­čÖé But then, I like SF/fantasy and people don’t have a great respect for that genre either, but I like it.

I have finished reading Shiva Descending by Gregory Benford and William Rotsler, Recollections of My Life as a Woman” The New York Years by Diane di Prima, The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan (I’d already read The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan) and The Covenant (Abram’s Daughters Vol 1) by Beverly Lewis.

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