Thursday, November 12, 2009

Read Like the Wind!

I've got so much to read and not a lot of time to do it, and that's killing me. I finished off Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez, and if I was to write a haiku review for this book, it would go something like:
Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Snarf. Snarf. Snarfy snarfsnarfsnarf.
Hah! Heh. Heh-heh. Hee.

So yeah. I thought it was pretty funny. And now I'm re-reading Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn, which is another birthday book that I got. It's fantasy with a little romance, but not so much that it makes me want to shove my finger down my throat, and it doesn't use the word "thrusting" anywhere except when referring to swords. So it fits my readability criteria when it comes to anything semi-romancey.

Scillius Maximus the Great gifted me a copy of The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead by Scott Kenemore, which makes me super tempted to change his name to Scillius Maximus the Really Great. I'm looking forward to putting my zombie zen to good use.

I also have a stack of library books, including The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks, which I have been dying to read on the strength of the title alone. And last week, I finished Lips Touch by Laini Taylor, which was so good that it deserves another haiku review:
Oh, fabulousness!
Laini's so good; I want to
be her Padawan.

So now, I'm the unofficial, unrecognized, braidless Padawan of A. Lee Martinez and Laini Taylor. Hopefully, I will develop the power of the force. My first trick will be to stretch the day so that I actually have time to read.

What's in your to be read list?

12 comments:

sraasch said...

You read Sharon Shinn?? Have your read the entire series?? Do you love it as much as I do?? Do you want to run off with Justin?? If the answer to the last question is no, you've obviously not read Dark Moon Defender.

Susan R. Mills said...

I need more time to read too! If you figure out where to find it, will you please let me know?

PJ Hoover said...

I'm finishing up THE MAZE RUNNER and will probably read either LIPS TOUCH THREE TIMES or BLUE PLATE SPECIAL next.
Love your Haiku!

CKHB said...

What's on my must-read list? Something about a Mucus Shovel Fairy...

Oh, and the new John Irving.

Paul said...

On the top of my ever-growing stack of books, mostly YA, is
PAYBACK by James Heneghan.

Candice said...

I'm reading David Copperfield right now. It's hilarious!

Natalie Whipple said...

Oh, my list is too long to list, but I'm making a dent this month! I'm on book five. Woot.

K.C. Shaw said...

I started reading Gil's All-Fright Diner right before Nano but had to stop for November. It was...easy to put down. But I suspect it'll be just as easy to pick up, and I enjoyed the first few chapters okay. I suspect this is not going to be my favorite of his books. Fortunately he's got more. :)

Carolyn V. said...

Do you really want the list? It's soooo long. And I keep adding more and more books!

ElanaJ said...

I need to get Lips Touch. I have THE MAZE RUNNER and another dystopian I can't remember right now...

Solvang Sherrie said...

I've got a whole book case of TBR! I think next up is Shiver. I'm currently reading The Lovely Bones. And Troy.

Nishant said...

you've obviously not read Dark Moon Defender. Work from home India