Sunday, April 01, 2007

Blah, blah, blah

Friday I went to Borders so that H-Bomb could use up his gift card, and I was wandering around looking at all the new book displays, and I was feeling awfully underwhelmed. Lots of vampires and vampire slayers. It looks like Urban Fantasy (less focus on the romance) is on the upswing. But nothing calling to me. I'm definitely suffering from book ennui. I feel like I had a couple of really good, different reads in the past couple of weeks. Now I'm looking around at the piles and piles sitting around and just...bleh. I'm looking for a "dare-to-be-great situation." I think I'm going to have to hit the e-pubs.

I almost bought The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon, just to get something, but I'm so glad I didn't, because the anonymous paranormal reader struck again. I bought it for 75 cents at the library yesterday, along with Dead Sexy, by Amanda Ashley. which got some bad reviews on Amazon. I thought they had the same cover image there for a minute. Not sure if I'm feeling the close up cover. The guy on TDH looks like Adrian Grenier, and the DS guy looks like he's going to cry. See? The chin, it's almost trembling.

I was surprised to find myself genuinely offended by something in Romance Blogland.
I usually am amused, and sometimes interested by the various debates, but I have to say I really disliked the title of this post. You know she wanted it, Part the second,deals with the book Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell, which has been garnering a lot of attention. I'm not too into the "forced seduction" trope myself, but I could care less if others are. But the title of this post, oy! I find myself unable to take what's written seriously, because of the reference to the mindset of date rapists everywhere. Ewww. As for the post itself, eh, but Jane said it better than me. Anna Campbell herself was at Sybil's recently. Although I wasn't planning on reading this, I may have to, just to make up my own mind.


Kat said...

I almost bought The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon, just to get something

Heh. I know that feeling! Luckily, I haven't read all the books in the series, yet, so when I did succumb to buying a Kenyon, I bought a fairly decent one. Which my friend borrowed, and now she's hooked on the series. Which means she has all the books...that I can now borrow. :-D

Devon said...

Isn't that nice how things work out? Kenyon used to be a release date auto buy for me, but has rapidly devolved to a when I get around to it. Oh well.

Jordi said...

Sherrilyn Kenyon was damn hot. For a while, me and my sister could just buy full priced books of hers and sell them on ebay and make a profit.

I never really got into the paranormal but I guess now would be a good time to try it considering it's the biggest hot thing now.