Thursday, January 24, 2008

Recent Reading

What have I read lately? DEFINITELY DEAD by Charlaine Harris, AGENT ZIGZAG by Ben Macintyre, and BEST FOOD WRITING 2007.

10 comments:

Maya Reynolds said...

Jonathan: Did you like Charlaine Harris?

If so, you might consider trying MaryJanice Davidson's "Undead" series. MJ is an author who started out in e-books, but who jumped the Great Chasm to paperback and now hardcover. Her "Undead" series is much lighter--sort of "Sex & the City" meets "Dracula" with a definite chick lit voice.

Jaye Wells said...

I liked Definitely Dead. Have you seen any of the HBO series?

Have you read Christopher Moore? Just finished a Dirty Job. Excellent. He's a new auto-buy.

Jaye Wells said...

Um, yeah, just realized the HBO series isn't on yet. Never mind.

Also, have to echo Maya on MJD. Gets a little repetitive after a while, but the first few books are funny.

Jonathan Lyons said...

I do like her, and I think she's maintained a good consistency so far in the books I've read. As for the HBO series, I haven't seen it yet, but I have two friends who work there and rave about the show.

I'll definitely check out Christopher Moore.

Jonathan Lyons said...

And of course I'll check out MaryJanice, though it might be a bit light for my personal reading.

December/Stacia said...

I second Moore. He's great.

Also Mark Henry's upcoming "Happy Hour of the Damned"--I got to read an ARC and it's excellent. (Disclosure: Mark is my friend. His book is still fantastic. Sexy, scary fun.)

Dwight's Writing Manifesto said...

Christopher Moore has also become an auto-buy of mine.

Lamb is the funniest of a funny lot, IMHO.

Jaye Wells said...

Dwight, I just bought Lamb with the special leather cover and gold-edged paper so it looks like a bible. I can't wait to start it.

Adaora A. said...

Have you read 'The Shadow of the Wind,' by Carlos Ruiz Zafron? You should check it out.

Maya Reynolds said...

Ohhh, I was looking for something new to read so I'll try Christopher Moore.

Thanks!!