Web Blog of Connie Vines, author or multi-genre fiction. Awards: H.O.L.T. Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent), Orange Rose, Award of Excellence--Contemporary Romance; Independent eBook Award, Dream Realm Award. National Book Award and Frankfurt Book Award, nominee--YA Historical Fiction. Blog includes guest bloggers and snippets of WIP.
I thought it might be interesting to share what we are reading. Did you like it? Why? Did you not like it? Why?
If this proves to be fun and a great way to share . . . we’ll start doing this Thursdays.
If you’re bored with it after a while – I’ll change formats to keep things interesting. I have to admit, though, I’m always reading something. Now that I have a new Kindle Fire, I don’t have to carry my thick book around. So when I’m stuck at the doctor’s office, or in line, I just pull out my Kindle and read a page or two. It’s helping a lot with my patience issue!
I recently went to the theatre with a friend and watched The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo . . . and I must say . . . I was impressed. I have to admit, I did not read the book. From what I’m hearing from friends, the book is fabulous. For some - the beginning was a bit slow . . . but once into it - a ‘can’t put down’ type of book.
After the movie, I had to pick up The Girl Who Played With Fire, and I wasn’t disappointed. In fact I absolutely loved it. It kept me turning the pages . . . all 724 of them! I wouldn’t read the second book without reading the first – or watch the movie of the first book . . . because the second continues with many of the same characters.
Now - for the disheartening news. I bought the third book - could hardly wait to read it - even had to buy it in hard back, which I hardly do these days . . . but I was sadly disappointed. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest had more characters in it than a bag of M&Ms. It was political and switched around so much that I found myself often asking, “Who are they talking about?” It’s not totally without merit or interest, and I was pulled into parts of the book. But I closed the cover thinking books one and two were ten times the book as three.
So what are you reading . . . and what did you think of it? Rita
Amazon.com Review ~ Amazon Best of the Month, July 2009: The girl with the dragon tattoo is back. Stieg Larsson's seething heroine, Lisbeth Salander, once again finds herself paired with journalist Mikael Blomkvist on the trail of a sinister criminal enterprise. Only this time, Lisbeth must return to the darkness of her own past (more specifically, an event coldly known as "All the Evil") if she is to stay one step ahead--and alive. The Girl Who Played with Fire is a break-out-in-a-cold-sweat thriller that crackles with stunning twists and dismisses any talk of a sophomore slump. Fans of Larsson's prior work will find even more to love here, and readers who do not find their hearts racing within the first five pages may want to confirm they still have a pulse. Expect healthy doses of murder, betrayal, and deceit, as well as enough espresso drinks to fuel downtown Seattle for months. --Dave Callanan --