Tuesday, July 26

Feeding The Addiction

Do you know the rush you get when you read something new and exciting and it leaves you wondering why didn't I read this before?? That jazzed up, adrenaline rush that you get when you know you've opened yourself up to a brand new reading world??

Futuristics hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday.

Can anyone say Susan Grant??

Can anyone say The Legend of Banzai Maguire?

Can anyone tell me why I waited over a year to look for this book when the buzz was so big around it last year??

Yesterday morning I pulled this one off my nicely reorganized TBR shelf and started it before I took Junior to my parent's so I could go get my hair done--I desperately needed a cut and color, and was almost late for my appointment. I had 40 minutes to sit with color on my head and struggled to read without my reading glasses. I finally got to pick it back up after Junior went to bed, and finished it around 10 o'clock.

I was so excited, I got up and start searching out reviews for the rest of the books in the series, hop to RT, Mrs G, and AAR (the links are in the sidebar). And decide first thing this morning I'm dragging Junior to the UBS and look for the rest of the 2176 series.

Now, I start to calm down, I've got a plan and decide to blog hop a little before going back to bed. I reach the K's and what is Kristie blogging about--futuristics and I have even more books to look for.

Kristie names a few books that I've read and enjoyed, but I've not read that many futuristics. I guess Susan Squires Body Electric is a futuristic too--liked that one too. For some reason I don't think of the ...in Death series as futuristic--obviously it's set in the future, but I see them more as romantic suspense/crime/mysteries, a strange distinction I know. And to be honest, I've stopped reading the series, there just seems to be a sameness to the books--they've lost my attention. And, the Jayne Ann Krentz futuristics are like reading her contemporaries (they're all basically the same book--just different settings.)

It really is an addiction, hey at least it's a good addiction--it's not going to kill me.

Have a great day and happy reading.


Kristie (J) said...

The whole series is good! I don't think it's necessary to read them in order - although I've never been one to read series books in order anyway. Although you should save The Scarlet Empress till last.
I also really enjoyed The Star King and The Star Princess by Susan Grant.
And the one I just ready - Unmasked by CJ Barry is a 5 out of 5 too. Oh, and then there's Kinsman's Oath by Susan Krinard which I forgot to mention. Oh heck, there's a whole bunch of good ones.

Anne E. said...

I liked the first two, and have the rest in my TBR pile. I reviewed them on amazon..think it was under the name "MsKitty," although at one point I was "Anneej."

Tara, and others, I am getting so bored with RT Magazine Message boards I could just yawn! I've posted very little (last one was a vent about my neighbors who IMO show poor judgement about letting their children play outside in this heat), because its all lists and questions about what you like best: latest is what M&M you like of the 21 colors!

Tara Marie said...

Kristie--I'm not great at reading series in order either, but I realized I needed to keep The Scarlett Empress to the end. I'm hoping I can find them all. I'm going out to B&N today and if they don't have them I'm going to order on-line. Same goes for the CJ Barry books.

Anne--I have pretty much given up on RT, I love the discussions at AAR, but following the boards give me a headache. The prefer the board set up at RT and the discussions at AAR.