Saturday, January 29, 2011
Even My Mom Reads Harry Potter
Last night I finished reading Tami Hoag's December hardback, Secrets to the Grave, a book tied with an earlier release, Deeper Than the Grave. Both books take place in the '80s, long before cops had the benefit of DNA testing and automatic search results via computer like we see in modern day cop shows on tv. I'm seriously hoping for more books in the serious, because Dude, awesome writing all around. It seems that when you take the high tech away from the story and allow the suspense to rest on the characters doing old school detective work, there's more freedom for making them run the gamut. I loved that. Review to follow later.
On the way out of town, since it's on the way, we're stopping at the library to pick up a few holds they've got for me (because I'm sick like that -- more books!). Two of those holds are based on word that I've gotten around the Blogiverse -- Sylvia Day's The Stranger I Married, and Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. The Cohn/Levithan book is YA and will be my first beyond the PC/Kristin Cast House of Dark series, which I adore. I don't often read YA fiction, but the genre seems to be making its presence known with many of its variety on many faves lists everywhere. I was commenting to my mom about it yesterday, and she totally floored me when she told me she had joined the craze and actually read some of the Harry Potter series. Even *I* haven't gone there although many of our friends are big fans. Now, Mom's a well-read woman and cannot ignore a good book, but for her to have read Harry Potter?! I was amazed, although I shouldn't have been.
Maybe it's time for me to set a goal and give the blasted series a try...