I only have a handful of authors that I really like. I'm typically unable to try a new author, unless they come HIGHLY recommended by someone that I know and trust.
Lindy got me hooked on these books by Diana Gabaldon. Here's her website: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~gatti/gabaldon/gabaldon.html if you want to check them out.
I never would have read them if it wasn't for Lindy! Makes me feel like I'm maybe missing out on some good stuff by being narrow in my selection of authors, but I can't see myself spending $20 for a new book by an author that hasn't been tried and tested by my friends or myself... I can't shop in used book stores, and I have no idea why. :) Just one of my many odd quirks, I guess.
I was reading the Highlander Series by Diana. I'm currently waiting for the next book in the series. My patience is wearing thin, but waddaya gonna do? Wait... and wait... and wait!
It's a great bunch of books!!! It starts out about a women named Claire. She's a war nurse reuniting with her husband in Scotland after the end of the war. Which war, I'm not sure of b/c I didn't much like that part of the book, so I didn't pay much attention. The beginning started really slow and then BAM! She touches a stone and it takes her back 200 years! Things really get great from there and the books get so involved that i can't put them down.
The really great thing about this series is that they are actual NOVELS. Not the crap they pass off for novel's now adays, but actual 900+ pages of great writing! It's sad and funny and great stuff. They just don't make books like that very often anymore. I find myself feeling cheated when a book ends before 500 pages anymore! I got spoiled! Check out those books though. They are a really great read.
I just ordered a bunch of books from Barnes & Noble. Most of them are Pre-orders, so I'm trying to wait patiently for these as well. I thought I'd give them a shout out on my blog because.... well, just because I'm pretty bored and have nothing better to do. :) How's that for honesty? LOL
These are the ones that are coming right away:
This is for Carley.... obviously. LOL, I actually like these books a lot too. They are fun to read to her, and she's can read them on her own with no problems. I especially like the book, If you Give a Pig a Pancake. That's one of the greats of our time right there! I like the If You take a Mouse to School books too. Short, to the point, funny. Great combo. She's going to get this one for Christmas though. Lame for a kid, I know, but It's one more present she can see under the tree and get excited about.
I'm a HUGE FAN of Dean Koontz. I even subscribe to his website! Lame, I know... Anyway, I'm hoping this book is FANTABULOUS because his latest books aren't that great either. Good, but not DEAN KOONTZ GREAT. I don't know what it is...
I ALWAYS say that I am done buying Stephen King books. Always, always, always! After every book that comes out I purchase, read, and say "wow, that really blew goats! What happened to good 'ole Stephen that used to make me almost pee my pants cause he was so goo at being so scary???" I always vow to stop buying his books, and then a new one comes out and I see it and think... well, maybe this will be his comeback book! So, I'm putting my faith in the Stephen King comeback with a book of his short stories. I'm hoping they are OLD short stories, pre-accident Stephen. That's probably a horrible thing to say, but it's just the way I feel... NEXT!
I love JD Robb aka Nora Roberts. I'm really only buying this book because I have an almost religious following for all JD Robb books. There's only one short story in here by her, but I'm getting it anyway! Hopefully I will enjoy the other short stories as much. Which brings me to.....
You mean we get ANOTHER HARRY POTTER BOOK???? Nope, fooled ya. This is just a book "from the wizarding world of Harry Potter" Looks are certainly deceiving with this book! I am excited about this though, because I am a FREAK about Harry Potter and all things related. Just can't get enough!