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The Sharks are playing in San Jose. My boy's home from his day in Carmel with his dad. My dogs are not terrorizing each other. Sounds like bliss.

Randomly, Hailey scored a goal at her soccer game today. She was such a little trouper, running here and there and everywhere. One of the parents on the other team told my sister that Hailey was "really, really good". It was kinda awesome.

It looks like Ruby has rolled herself up into one of the blankets and can't get out. I'd help her but watching her roll around and try to extract herself is one of the funniest things I've seen this week. Darn it, she got out. Maybe she'll do it again later. *g*

Speaking of, remember how I said that the dogs aren't terrorizing each other. I was wrong. They're back to pretend fighting in the middle of the bed. The entertainment that I can find on a Saturday night. It's almost unbelievable!

Okay, okay. I read a book today. 2, actually.
Book #86 - Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madison Avery #1) by Kim Harrison - I've been looking forward to getting into this series simply because Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series is one of my favorites. That said, the beginning of this book felt kinda like being tossed into the middle of an icy lake with rudimentary swimming skills. I was floundering. You literally get dropped into the middle of the story without a lot of clues as to why or how things are happening. Kim Harrison builds the backstory slowly (almost too slowly) but she does write likable characters, both bad and good, and that is probably the main reason I'm itching to get my hands on the next book. In a nutshell, Madison Avery is dead. She was scythed on her 17th birthday by a Dark Reaper but some quick thinking and a series of fortuitous events allows her to maintain the semblance of a human body despite being a ghost. Here's the thing - that's the backstory. That's the part you get in fits and starts over the beginning of the book. Apparently, if you read Madison's short story in Prom Nights from Hell you get some of that backstory in a little more cohesive package. I can't speak to that because I haven't read the story. The real story in this book starts with Madison trying to control the amulet she's stolen from the Reaper who scythed her and learn it's powers while fending off attacks by other Reapers who are trying to finish the job. Will I be reading the rest in the series? Undoubtedly. Am I enamoured of the series at this point? Not really. But I am determined to see where it's heading.


Book #87 - Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #3) by Charlaine Harris - The biggest draw for me with this book is that Bill is not present through a big portion of it. Honestly, I don't see what Sookie sees in him half the time. Well, I do see, I guess. She sees silence and sex. I guess that's a good combo when you're telepathic and people think you're crazy. Anyway. After Bill disappears, Sookie heads to Jackson to see what she can telepathically dig up about his whereabouts. With Werewolf Alcide Herveaux as her escort in the big city, Sookie tangles with fanatics, vampire royalty, jealous ex-girlfriends and an entire pack of motorcycle-riding, leather-wearing Werewolves who have been hired to stop Sookie from finding Bill. Eric is perfectly awesome in this book. He's refreshingly straightforward in his desire to sleep with Sookie and have her for himself. He's there when she needs him. He isn't afraid to be the vampire that he is. I don't get that from Bill. He's trying so hard to mainstream that when he slips up and acts like an actual vampire he ends up making all these excuses that kinda squick me. Yet, when Eric acts like a vamp, you expect it. Maybe I'm just prejudiced in his favor. Whatever. I like Eric. I'm not going to apologize for it.

Have I said enough yet? Okay.

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I will agree with you on the Bill vs Eric thing. Book 3 was when this series went from 'alright' to 'hey what's happening next with Sookie and Eric'. He gets more and more awesome as the series progress, favorite male by far. I agree, he's such a breath of fresh air from mopey Bill and I also dont see what Sookie sees in Bill at all.

Edited at 2010-05-09 04:29 am (UTC)

First off, I love your icon. I just sat here staring at it for far too long! Lol!
Second, ERIC! Yes!

I will admit to have fallen into the same trance with my icon. It's possibly my favorite icon ever.

Dammit, now I must hunt down some Eric icons. Yummers!

I love the Sookie Stackhouse books. Keep reading, it gets even better in the next book. :)

Oh, GOD! I KNOW! Book 4 is the pinnacle of Eric-goodness! Yum!

the third sookie book is the next book i'm reading ;)

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