Sunday, February 19, 2006

Books

The Daytona 500 is on today, so we are not watching the Olympics right now. Terran and I are Olympic junkies. The winter is by far our favorite, as a result of this we have not left the house this weekend, and during the evenings I have been busy watching, not blogging.

Right now I would love to be on a beach, or in a snug mountain cabin with a fire burning during a storm. I want to read, and read, and then read some more. Our library has a web site link that you can read book reviews and read lists of the reviewers favorite authors. I've been browsing that for the last little while, and now I want to be lost in a literary world of some type. I think that I might even be willing to give sci-fi a chance at this point.

One of the reviewers went on and on about Dean Koontz. I have only read a little bit of one of his books and it creeped me out so badly I don't know if I will ever pick one up again. A co-worker of mine drew my name for our Christmas gift exchange the first year I worked at the credit union. He knew I liked to read and bought me this book by Koontz, because it was on the best seller list. Very thoughtful and I was quite excited about a new author. The beginning wasn't too bad and I thought I would probably enjoy it. Then Koontz introduced a young newly married girl, ( I had only been married a little over six months), named Naomi. That was a little funny, because my name is not super common. About 10 pages after bringing Naomi into the story her husband killed her out of the blue. It was awful. I had nightmares for weeks. In lieu of that 10 pages or so, I don't think I'll ever read Koontz again.

I'm getting the creeps again even though it's been over 4 1/2 years. I think that I am going to fix myself a cup of creamy coffee, sit on the couch cuddled close to my husband, and get lost in Linda Chaiken's India.

I'll have to pretend it's snowing outside,

Naomi

2 comments:

Jeff, Kristy & Hayley said...

I love the "Heart of India" series. I'm looking to purchase them for my own 'library' but I'm having trouble finding them...
Have you read the AD chronicals by Bodie and Brock Thoene? They are very good, and the next one doesn't come out untill this summer :( I dislike waiting!;) Jeff is even reading them! I hope your fears are calmed soon.

GieserGazette said...

Just a suggestion, Maeve Binchy is my favorite author. I have read most of her novels, haven't ventured into the short stories yet, but I have never been disappointed.
Kerry