Posted by: Genny Colby | May 9, 2014

What I am Reading Friday…

Well this weekend looks to be a good one to curl up on the couch, under a blanket, with a good book!  Luckily, I have a few waiting for me!

This week I finished the first compilation book for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 8.  It was so awesome to return to the world of Buffy and the Scooby Gang.  And everyone is back, though in various states of “all right” months after the destruction of Sunnydale and the awakening of Slayer Powers in all Potential Slayers.  Each of our faves is trying to find their way in this new world, to figure out the aspects of relationships, and how to move forward.  And even IF to move forward.    The writers took great steps to make sure the voice of these characters came through, even if it was a bit choppy at times.  The graphics are amazing and very lifelike, which really did help bring these stories to life.  If I can’t have Buffy on TV…I will take it on this format!  Can’t wait to dive in to the second of four compilation books.

 

I also finished I’ve Got You Under  my skin by Mary Higgins Clark.  I love her books.  They are a nice dose of simple mystery, light romance, and just plain fun.  Sometimes you just need something light and easy and fun to read.  This was it.  Television producer Laurie Moran has lived with the tragedy of her husband’s murder, and the threat made on her life and her sons as the shooter ran away for the past 5 years.  Her father, a former police officer, retired to ensure their safety.  Now 5 years later, Laurie is taking on a new reality show…featuring unsolved crimes/murders.  The first case revolves around the death of a rich woman on the night of a big graduation party for her daughter and 3 of her daughter’s friends.  For 20 years these young women have lived under the suspicion of her death and have each faced struggles with finding her direction.  They all agree to come back, for a nice hefty sum of money, to re-enact parts of that fateful event, hoping to find answers and closure.  The cast of characters is large enough that there is suspicion to be hand by many parties.  In the end, the truth is revealed and Laurie finally learns who shot her husband and why.  It was a nice read.  It kept me engaged.  The characters, for the most part, were interesting and developed.  But there seemed to be a lot of “red herrings” so that the reader could say “well, he has motive, but he is obviously not the killer”.  This one was not as suspenseful as others and the epilogue to wrap it all seemed just a little too tidy.  In all honesty, it felt like two really good short stories that got combined into one book, instead of seeing if either could have been more developed on their own.  But still a nice break from anything really thought intense.

 

Now I am reading Buffy, Season 8, Volume 2 and I picked up Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hr Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, Volume 2    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Time to put on some comfy, relaxing clothes and snuggle in for a read on this cold weekend in May.  And throw the kids some goldfish crackers or fruit twists every once in a while so they leave me in peace to read.

 

What are YOU reading this weekend?

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