I will never ever take a reliable broadband connection for granted again. You’ve no idea how long it took me to upload and schedule the TBR Day post for Wednesday. Seriously. I was thisclose to giving up.
But I’ve also been putting my offline time to good use. Books I’ve been reading and loving:
Richelle Mead‘s “Vampire Academy” series (YA urban fantasy): Excellent rec from Thea and Ana, I read both “Vampire Academy” and “Frostbite”, and now can’t wait for “Shadow Kiss” to come out next month. Especially after reading the first chapter on Ms Mead’s website – what a cliffhanger!! (Note: MAJOR spoiler for Frostbite in excerpt)
Jim Butcher’s “Dresden Files” series (urban fantasy): A big thank you to Nath for assuring me the series does get better, and telling me to skip to Book 4 (and helping me ignore my must-read-series-in-order compulsion). I read the first book sometime back, and was left wondering what the fuss was about. Now I know. I’m up to “White Night” (only one more book to go until I catch up, dammit!) and am seriously considering splashing out $20 for the Subterranean Press novella “Backup” (*hoping common sense will win out*). Besides the excellent storytelling, I love the fact each book is complete in itself (no cliffhanger endings!), and that Harry and his fellow characters change and grow over the course of this series.
I’ve just noticed Nath has done a massive TBR Day post on the Dresden Files series, so good timing!
Kristin Cashore‘s “Graceling” (YA fantasy): Angie loved and I did too. If you’re a Tamora Pierce fan, I think you will too.
So yes, I’ve been busy. You’ll also notice the common theme – all of these great reads have been recommended by fellow bloggers, so thank you!