Monday, February 16, 2009

Reading in 2008 ~ Dana

Wow!  2008 was a year I’m glad to put behind me…I learned much but at a hefty price-financially, healthfully, and spiritually.  Thankfully, helping me get through the year were the many varied books I read.  

Of course, Stephanie Meyer’s works were on the top of my TBR pile…but no-they didn’t stay there long…  Her unusual vampire hero re-spirited romance for me.  I believe a hero can be strong and sensitive yet have a twisted (somewhat demented) personal trait…and her Edward surely exemplifies this.  



Another author who isn’t as well known, but should be is Juliet Marillier.  Her young adult romances, Wildwood Dancing and Cybele’s Gift, made me believe in innocence and beauty.  If you haven’t yet read them-do!  


Oh, and who could forget The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Neffenegger!  I’ve never cried so much in my life!  For a brief time (brief because I was so enthralled in this book that I couldn’t put it down and thus I read it in a couple of sittings!), this extraordinary love story blotted out the turmoil in my own life…I was actually bereft when this book ended because I wanted to stay with the characters!  

Also, there are the manuscripts that I’ve been blessed with reading that aren’t yet published, but will be soon…my eternal thanks to Cassie Pennington and Nikki Logan for gifting me with the privilege!  Anyway, that’s a brief wrap on 2008 for me.  What books inspired you?  



Eleni Konstantine said...

Well Dana, I enjoyed Twilight, but have yet to finish the series. So many books to read, so little time :)

The series I did the most of in 2008 was The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R Ward - action, adventure, romance, great legends.

Now you've given me more to add to the list.

Anonymous said...

Eleni, isn't JR Ward amazing! She's a master of world building and characterization. Dana

Eleni Konstantine said...

Definitely love her world building and the connection you feel with the characters Dana.

Can't wait until Rhev's book comes out :)

Anonymous said...

Me too...! It's looking like it might be the most interesting to he's such a strong (and sometimes vile 'seeming') character/hero. Dana

Eleni Konstantine said...

Yes, I've always liked him. And he has to deal with his double nature.

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