Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Get your knitting needles out

FNKC starts out slow but really gains some steam once all of the characters are identified. It is a realistic story of a single-mother who starts her own business. The story follows her as she makes friends, learns who she is, and becomes hugely successful in life as well as business. I really liked that it's not all happiness and fluff but some real-life situations. There are also several side stories going on at once with each member of the Knitting Club. Jacobs does a great job of switching point of view without confusing the reader, as well as keeping the focus on the main characters, Walker and Daughter. The ages of the characters range from a 12 year-old girl to a 72 year old woman and there is a little something for everyone. I am really interested to read the second installment of this series. You can purchase this book on Amazon or put it on your wish list on Paperback Swap. And seriously, this book makes me consider learning how to knit - like I need another hobby! Have you read this book? What did you think?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

All Hail Queen Betsy

A few days back I posted about the PaperBack Swap Website. It has been amazing. I have decided to request books that I have been unsure about purchasing since it is such a discount. So I decided to dive into the Queen Betsy Series by Mary Janice Davidson. The first in the series is called Undead and Unwed. It is literally laugh out loud funny. It follows a woman named Elizabeth Taylor - yes that's her name - from her mortal life into the immortal! I am currently half way through the second one and it is a great series. There are 8 books in the Series, and here is the reading order:

  1. Undead and Unwed
  2. Undead and Unemployed
  3. Undead and Unappreciated
  4. Undead and Unreturnable
  5. Undead and Unpopular
  6. Undead and Uneasy
  7. Undead and Unworthy
  8. Undead and Unwelcome
  9. Undead and Unfinished
You can click on any of the titles to be linked to Amazon for purchase. These books are a breeze to read and a lot of fun. I will warn you that they are a little racy at times and there is a bit of foul language. But it is done in a realistic way, so only adds to the story. Have you read this series? What do you think?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Series Books Are My Favorite

So I have officially decided that Series Books are my favorite. I love the fact that you can "follow" a character or group of character through their journey for more then one book. Since I have an inability to re-read books for some reason I get bummed when I come to the end of book that has no sequel. So books that come in a series are a great cure for that. Plus I get the great excitement of anticipation waiting for the author to finish the next one!
Additionally I have just come across something even better then just a series but a Spin-off of sorts. I have read all of the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs to day and sit in eager anticipation for the next one Silver Borne, due out early next year. I really enjoy Briggs' writing style and was looking for something to "tide me over" till the next Mercy book. So I picked up the first book in her Alpha and Omega Series and come to learn that it is based on the same main family although the main characters are vastly different and it focuses more on a different family member (the common factor is two brothers, one in each series). So if you have read either of these series' and not the other - go pick it up!!
What's your favorite series?