Miscellanea; and books, of course

Eh, couldn't think up a title for this post. I've read a few books this weekend, but haven't quite made myself blog about them. Going to see my family in Washington starting on Wed. through Monday, so I won't be here! Thankfully, we'll be going from extremely hot and humid to extremely hot and dry. Yippee! (really, humidity sucks, and they live in the desert *g*). Ran errands today with the husband. He took the whole week off and is enjoying his vacation. I also applied at Half Price Books which is opening a store here in October. Cross your fingers that I get a call from them. I really need a job. Need. A. Job. I'm sick of not working for the past year. Not to mention I'd like a house and that really isn't happening on one income. And a cat. Promised the husband no cat til I get a job. I really want a cat. Poor you guys, I'll be posting cat pictures like there's no tomorrow when that happens.

On the book front. Friday: Origin in Death by J.D. Robb. Saturday: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. Sunday: Fear Familiar by Caroline Burnes. Today: Family Inheritance by Deborah LeBlanc. Wow. I'm impressed with myself. Especially since I started and finished each of these books in their respective days.

Origin in Death: Can I say that I am simply amazed that I still love this series after twenty-some books? Amazing. This one had more interaction between all the characters and was very engrossing. I love how Eve and Roarke's relationship evolves. Another winner. Stayed up late reading it.

Harry Potter: Someone dies! I even almost cried. Even though I did finish it in one day, it seemed to take me a lot longer to read than the previous one did. I read it on and off from 1 p.m. til I finished at 11:45 p.m. Can't wait for the next one. Reading it is a lot of fun. Poor husband had to deal with me staying up late to read a book two nights in a row. Poor guy.

Fear Familiar: Familiar is a black cat. 'Nuff said.
Okay...so I suppose not everyone considers that a keeper element. It's a fun mystery even though it gets a bit melodramatic at times and you wonder why they do the things they do. Somehow I still enjoyed it. BJ is sending me more of the series. Can't wait. Okay, I can wait.

Family Inheritance: Creepy cajun demonic story. Quite interesting. Obviously fairly fast-paced as I finished the 350 page book in the not quite two hours we were at the laundromat washing our comforter.

So...that's about in a nutshell of what has happened to me lately. Er, besides applying for an office job at the local Humane Society. But they haven't called. And I'd rather work in a bookstore, personally. Oh, and went to Barnes and Noble and ended up buying Heart Choice by Robin D. Owens and Carved in Stone by Vickie Taylor (since I've heard so many people say good things about it, thought I'd support the author).

And I got NO MAIL today! Nada. I never get no mail. How depressing. Though DHL came with ARCs for the Elle Reader/Juror thingie I'm doing.


Jill said...

I am halfway through Harry and am afraid I know who dies, sniff sniff!

Jay said...

Damn you for not putting that in spoiler tags!! I have slightly more than 100 pages left and that's the first spoiler that slipped through. I had to scroll through the rest of the post!

Now I'll be wondering who gets knocked off all day!

Nicole said...

Jay, I didn't think it was a spoiler since even the author has mentioned for months that someone important will die. It's been all over the news.

Jay said...

See I chose to ignore when she said that. And then promptly forgot about it.

I've been surprisingly vigilant about remaining spoiler free for this book. The minute anyone even mentioned HP I tuned them out so I didnt know it's been in the news (that's also probably because I dont watch the news).

I hereby un-damn you. :)

Nicole said...


I remained spoiler-free, but I knew I had to read it quickly or that wouldn't stay.

BJ Deese said...

I've heard nothing about HP except that it's good and someone dies. LOL I still have 2 or 3 previous ones to read. :( baaad BJ!

Nicole, have fun on your trip!

Kristie (J) said...

Fingers crossed on the job front. I think it would be wonderful to work in a book store. Of course THE job I'd want is to be the purchaser of their romance department. Let us know what you think of Carved in Stone and Heart Choice (which I'm having "issues" with I'm afraid)