Posts tagged ‘Lauren Willig’

August 11, 2010

Personal Update and Book Review- Deja Dead- Kathy Reich

I have not heard from the company about the interview. Thinking that might be a not so good sign. Good news is I won a book. Sadly, I am not receiving the book because my cover was voted in the top three, but because of a clerical error. Oh well, I still will get something to read. I am very excited; I have been hoping to get a job so I can start buying books again. I love books. I just finished one that is not my usual fare.

Déjà Dead – Kathy Reich.

This is the series which was the inspiration for the Bones television show. The books are very different, instead of a single super intelligent person who is socially awkward, the book has a mom who is divorced and actually uses her ability to read people to figure out the case. She has to call experts to get information about the bones. It was a good book, probably will not read the rest only because I am not a fan of the main character being stalked while the people she knows gets hacked to bits. I am all for catching murders, but I don’t want to live in it.

I knew when I picked it up it would be nothing like the TV show, which is sad I love Bones and cannot get enough of Temperance Brennan who is so intelligent and open to the world. I would have to say the Temperance in the book was more like Booths character on the show with a bit of science thrown in. The books are more based on story and the mystery, where the TV show is more of a character and facts based which I like. I love the knowledge and using it to catch the bad guys. The fact that the bones are what tell them what happened. I am sure it’s not very realistic, but it’s a happy dream world I am glad to live in.

As for the book, if you love horror movies and mystery you will love this book. Well written, and able to follow without too many lulls that you get board or thing ‘OK when is it going to end.’ Even though it is not my usual kind of book it was a fun step out and I recommend it to the murder enthusiasts.

August 2, 2010

Lauren Willig’s The Orchid Affair

The loyal fan base of Lauren Willig’s Historical romance novels have a petition going. We are trying to petition Dutton to change the cover of The Orchid Affair. They have gone away from the tradition of the first 6 novels of historical art work featuring sophisticated women to that of the typical cover of the common trashy romance novel. Now as there is nothing wrong with those books it does seem unfair to classify Lauren Willig’s novels as such. Her books have far more class, history, mystery and in essence more substance than the historical porn out there. Those looking for such would pick up the current cover and be disappointed. I do not mind that the paperbacks can have this design. But please keep to the wonderful tradition of these covers. I would be embarrassed to own this book and will not buy it if the cover changes. I cannot imagine reading this book in public.

June 15, 2010

Looking Forward

So I haven’t written in a while, no it’s not because I got a job. Well sort of. I worked two temp jobs three weeks a piece. One job was with an engineering firm and another for a municipal court. The engineering firm was fantastic and I loved every second, they have a position opening which they might consider me for I have applied and hope to hear from them soon. (Crosses fingers and wishes deeply) they had a great office and community.

The court was interesting but not the work itself. I filed the whole time and processed parking and traffic tickets. I learned a ton and even got to sit in on a bench trial. It was super interesting. I have noted one thing though the city wants to higher those with less than a college degree that are going to be lifers. I would not qualify. But I got to ask the judge questions I had about parking tickets, speeding, and of course cell phone. I learned all the basic fines, and honestly people pay your parking tickets with in the first 10 days. After 20 it doubles so you got a 10 dollar meter ticket. In 20 days you owe 20. You get 45 for parking in a restricted area in 20 days it’s like 80. That’s where people get in to the most trouble is not paying on time.
Either way I have applications in with about 5-6 place looking at admin, hr assistant, sales assistant type positions I sure hope something comes along I am so sick of holding back on doing fun things because they cost money.
On a happy note my garden is going nuts, cucumber, zucchini, two varieties of beans, peas, and tomatoes are all sprouted and tomatoes are blooming! Hopefully this will save me some money and allow me to eat some good veggies this year!
Currently rereading Harry Potter by JK Rowling, so I doubt I really need to review those books but let me tell you this, if you have only seen the movies you are missing out. The books are rich in world mythology, as well as great themes and everyday emotions. I am currently on book 5 and it still amazes me how much the movies have to leave out and how much deeper and more fulfilling the books are than the movies. The movies you glance in at a world. In the books you become fully submerged and are involved. You get so angry you have to put it down, so sad you cry, and so happy you cannot stop smiling even after you put the book down.
Books I am looking forward to reading (all coming soon! Hence the rereading of the old standbys)
Dangerous to Know (Lady Emily Novel) – Tasha Alexander – October 26th
Mischief of the Mistletoe – Lauren Willig – October 28th
Seer of Sevenwaters – Juliet Marillier – December 7th
The Orchid Affair – Lauren Willig – January 20th