Lu’s Bookshelf

With the death of my Kindle, I have gone back and forth between using the phone app and solid tangible books.  The app isn’t perfect and I would love to own a new Kindle, but it isn’t in the cards right now.  And even when it is, I know now that I will never give up my old fashioned smelly books. There is nothing like reading a physical book.

Here is what is on my to-read pile:

Entera Files by Leanna Renee Hieber ~ I started reading this one last night and I am officially hooked.  From the first page, I want to know what is going to happen to Miss Clara Templeton, a gifted sensitive, and a member of a team of scientists, theologians, magicians and philosophers hunting for way to protect the nation’s leader from harm. Set in the period after the civil war, this novel is promising to take me on an amazing journey.

Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton – I have lost track of the number of times I have read this series.  This is the fifth installment.  It is just before it takes a turn for the erotic. Anita is ass deep in trouble not of her own making.  At this point in the series she isn’t the hero that she will later become. She is a gifted animator (zombie raiser)  and vampire slayer. She comes through with the grace and stubbornness that we will come to expect in the later books.

The Demise of Foxy Jack (Adventures of X Pirates of Book 1)  This is the latest book by Edward Medina and I can’t wait to read it.  Medina writes with the zeal of  showman and the talent of Shakespeare. You can find an excerpt on his blog, Just Sayin’.  The Demise of Foxy Jack follows up where the Murder of Crows left off. The second installment of the new X-Pirate series is coming out on the 28th and I can’t until the next one and I haven’t even read this one, yet.

These are the books that fueling my inspiration this week. What about you?

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Micah by Laurell K. Hamilton

Take Two on Micah – Book Review

Micah by Laurell K. Hamilton
Micah by Laurell K. Hamilton

Review of Micah by Laurell K.Hamilton

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Beyond Facebook Games I have another serious addiction – Laurell K. Hamilton books.  Each time a new book comes out I reread the entire series.  Last week, I finished Micah, previously my least favorite of the series. It has now successful moved up…

The first time I read it, I was in a new book hazy rushing to get my fix and that is when I missed it.  This book like Obsidian Butterfly was a chance for readers to get to know a well liked character.  Micah has been Anita’s go to guy since his first appearance in Obsidian Butterfly.  He is the only man in her life that doesn’t argue with her, well, besides Nathaniel, but his background is well covered in the books.

It isn’t as clever as Obsidian Butterfly, no big bad monster to defeat or befriend; instead this book is about Anita’s emotional development and how she begins to learn one of the hardest truths of being in a relationship, don’t poke at it until break.  It is a lot harder than you think.

Long term fans of the series love Anita because not only does she kick ass she goes through the same mental obstacle courses that many folks tackle in throughout their lifetimes.  Her struggles with her paranormal lovers and friends artfully echo real life.  What do you do with the man you love when he hates himself and you for still loving him? And how after so much betrayal do you let yourself trust someone who seems to good to be true and isn’t actually.  How do you let yourself be in love when love seems so toxic?

This read through I discovered there was way more to the plot than I original thought. Sticking to my tradition helped me see where this book falls in the series.