Ok, so maybe I still have some bruising on my face and maybe the double vision is why the doctor still won’t let me drive and maybe I still occasionally walk like a drunken sailor, but the absolute worst part is not being able to read my books. I can maybe get a paragraph in, but then my eyes start burning and watering, so it’s very slow going. It’s been a whiny and cranky week around this house, but it stops right now. I have declared myself cured of everything. Nothing but sunshine and rainbows from now on around here.
Now, with this being Your Turn Friday, I’ll tell you what I listened to this week and you can tell me what books you’ve been reading/listening to lately.
Blood Sins by Kay Hooper: Tessa Gray pretends to be a young, wealthy widow who owns land that the cult leader Reverend Samuel wants to get his hands on. Going undercover for Noah Bishop’s FBI Special Crimes Unit, Tessa must get near enough to the Reverend, who seems to possess unusual abilities, to expose his evil purposes. Police chief Sawyer Cavenaugh, of Grace, NC doesn’t seem to be much help against such a depraved and malicious villian with unknown powers.
While I’ve read all Kay’s books and have a special place in my heart for Bishop and his team, I was not prepared for how dark this book would be. And while I know I’ll still read the third book in this series (which can easily stand alone), I find myself needing a little more lightness because the villian really scared the crap out of me (which is what I’m sure was supposed to happen).
Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krenz
Grace Renquist has a past she’d like to forget, so she becomes a new person, working as a librarian who can read auras. Luther Malone is an ex-cop, who walks with a cane, doesn’t like guns, but is sent to protect Grace as she uses her aura reading powers to hunt for a murder suspect.
Jayne’s Arcane Society started in her Amanda Quick books and she once again brings the society into the 21st century. Call me a sucker for falling for the not so perfect hero who hates that he needs a cane. And you have to watch for those librarian types…it’s always the quiet ones.
Audio books are great. You can dust, knit, and even put on make up while listening to them. Not that I did any of those things, but it’s possible. And while I’ve always listened to books while driving my car or on my iPod while walking, I still can’t wait to be able to pick up that next book and feel the pages and watch the words flow as they take me to far off places with people I’ll get to know intimately.
Now start commenting with the books you’ve held this week before I start getting mushy.
Bottom line: Already have the Neosporin and Bandaids ready for all those paper cuts I’ll be getting from turning the pages so fast.