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Books, Books and more Books

I love internet shopping, without it I'd be stuck in my local library (which has crap opening hours by the way) looking for the newest releases and no doubt being disappointed.  All I seem to do these days is order books online.  I have a pile of books at the side of my bed that I have to read and yet I still order more.  Most days when I come home from work there's a little packet that has come in the post with another book to add to my list of reads.  Today I got Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.  At the moment I'm reading Stray by Rachel Vincent and I have Rogue to jump into straight after that.  I'd say I have at least 20 books queued up to read.  However no matter how many unread books I have I keep stumbling upon more and more I want to read, so I keep ordering.

How did we survive without internet shopping?  Is it possible to die from a book landslide because one of these mornings I might not wake up.  I can just see the headlines now, girl crushed to death in freak accident caused by excessive accumulation of books.

I have to spend my money on something right?  Between clothes, cosmetics and now books, online shopping is a slippery slope.  Besides there's only so many bottles of wine I can drink in a week.  Ok, I'm not that bad but I have become quite fond of white.

Anyway I wonder is there a RA group, Readers Anonymous, probably plenty of eligible candidates, me being one of them.

Reading has become an addiction

I've decided to keep track of all the books I've been reading over the last few months.  Most of them I've ordered on-line due to the crap selection in the one and only bookstore in the town where I live.  In truth I've only been reading since October 07.  That probably seems weird but I wasn't big into reading before then.  Don't ask me what I was doing with my time.  Below is a list of recent reads in order of author:

Lara Adrian

  • Kiss of Midnight
  • Kiss of Crimson
  • Midnight Awakening
  • Midnight Rising

    Jennifer Armintrout
    • The Turning
    • Possession
    • Ashes to Ashes

    Rachel Caine

    • Glass Houses
    • The Dead Girls' Dance
    • Midnight Alley
    • Feast of Fools

    Karen Chance

    • Touch the Dark
    • Claimed by Shadow
    • Embrace the Night

    Jeaniene Frost

    • Halfway to the Grave
    • One Foot in the Grave

    Charlaine Harris

    • Dead Until Dark
    • Dead in Dallas
    • Club Dead
    • Dead to the World
    • Dead as a Doornail
    • Definitely Dead
    • All Together Dead

    Sherrilyn Kenyon

    • Fantasy Lover 
    • Night Pleasures
    • Night Embrace
    • Dance with the Devil
    • Kiss of the Night
    • Night Play
    • Seize the Night
    • Sins of the Night
    • Unleash the Night
    • Dark Side of the Moon
    • Devil May Cry

    Erin McCarthy

    • My Immortal
    • Fallen
    • Mouth to Mouth

    Margaret Mahy

    • The Changeover

    Richelle Mead

    • Succubus Blues
    • Succubus On Top
    • Vampire Academy

    Stephenie Meyer

    • Twilight
    • New Moon
    • Eclipse

    Kathryn Smith

    • Be Mine Tonight

    Various Authors

    • On the Prowl (Anthology)

    J.R. Ward

    • Dark Lover
    • Lover Eternal
    • Lover Awakened
    • Lover Revealed
    • Lover Unbound

    Laura Whitcomb

    • A Certain Slant of Light


    Vampires or werewolves?
     Vampires, without a doubt.  Mysterious, seductive, the whole living forever thing.  I could totally go for that!  Eventhough I do love werewolves too.  But I'd prefer were-panther, or were-tiger, that would be cool.  I'm writing a book that encompassess both vampires and were-animals so I am partial to both.  But Vampires will always be my fav.

    First Step Into The Unknown

    This is my first entry ever.   The first of many entries?  Who knows, but it's safe to say yes, it will be.  I think I've just realised how much of a technophobe I am.  Even signing up to something as simple as this was a big step for me.  How sad I hear you say.  Well I speak the truth.  

    As anyone who may or may not stumble across me, my main goal in life (at the moment anyway) is to write a book.  That's the plan for little old me.  I have become one of the many nameless, faceless individuals who dreams of having their name in print.  Truthfully, I'm thinking small here.  I have my book ideas, yes the first of many . . . I hope.  All I need to do now is to stop procrastinating and write those stories that I eat, sleep and constantly talk about to family, friends and colleagues. 

    My main problem with the whole writing thing is I'm such a chicken.  Thus the title of my L.J.  Fear is definitely my enemy.  You see I'm not one of those people who read and read and read as a kid.  I never did that.  Ok, I did read but the number of books I can recall reading I could count on both hands.  I blame t.v. and dvds for stunting my literary growth.  So, last year I started to read and read and I discovered I really liked it.  Ok, what am I talking about here I loved it. 

    And you see this is what brings us to my dilemma.  All the writers of the world, a good majority of them anyway have been writing since they could hold a pencil.  It is second nature to them.  They've had years and years to hone their skills before they wrote their first book.   And then there is me, someone who never wrote a word unless they had to on a academic level.  Ok, I did write a little bit of poetry as a teenager but nothing to stand to me in the here and now.  I want to write my book but I feel I'm playing catch up here.  Should that matter.  Should I care that I'm starting out on my writing odyssey when others had written numerous novels at the age I am now.

    What say you?