I finished two books on Monday. Two very different books. Both are for adults.
The first one I finished was book 3 of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton. Circus of the Damned starts about two months after the previous book ends.
It’s October and Anita has healed from the injuries suffered at the end of The Laughing Corpse. As usual, she has a lot on her plate. A vampire gang is murdering people (something that’s unusual, as vamps usually hunt alone); as Halloween nears, she’s raising 5 zombies a night; and then there is the fact the Master of the City wants to do more than suck her blood.
More fluff, but I’m enjoying it! I broke down and bought the next two books in paperback. Partly because I hate taking library materials on trips and partly because they are the only two not available in our system, so by the time they get to my work, I’ll be in Denver. I don’t want to wait that long!
By the way…the author’s website is: http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/. Personally, I think she needs a major update. The info may be current, but the site looks like something done in the mid-90s.
The second book I finished was The Duggars : 20 and counting! : raising one of America's largest families--how they do it by Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar. As previously mentioned, I’m a little obsessed with this mega-family. Ma and Pa Duggar have gone beyond the TV specials and written a book all about raising their clan of J named children.
I was skeptical. I didn’t think that I would actually get much out of the book besides fulfilling my curiousity about a group of people outside the norm of today’s American society. But, the book did give me a few things to think about, and some advice that can be taken.
However, I didn’t like the style of the book. All of the photos are in black and white. It was confusing and a little annoying to have two authors writing in the 1st person. They tried to combat that issue with doing things like “When I (Michelle)” or “Sometimes I (Jim Bob)”.
I know and accept that religion plays a big part in their lives, so wasn’t annoyed by all the God talk. I expected it.
I’ve actually suggested the book to one person already, and know that I will suggest it to a few others – and not because of the novelty of the authors and their family!