I have to admit that I am a bit of a bookworm. I blame it on my parents, who have always been big readers. However, they passed the share for all three kids down to me. My sister and brother don't like to read much at all.

I think Pat gets a bit frustrated sometimes because I spend so much time reading. If I get sucked into a REALLY good book, I'll be up reading until 1 AM on a work night.

I read a post on A Stochastic Chrestomathy (check out the link - her library is AMAZING!) a little while ago about her book collection, and how she keeps a 'reading journal' of everything she reads. I thought that sounded like a great idea, so I've started my own. Here's everything I read in January:

By Charlaine Harris:
Dead Until Dark
Living Dead in Dallas
Club Dead
Dead to the World
Dead as a Doornail
Definitely Dead
All Together Dead
From Dead to Worse

By Suzanne Sizemore:
I Burn for You

All the books I read were about vampires. I usually read sci-fi or fantasy books, but I had never read a book about vampires until Twilight. I read it, thought it was good, then went back to my usual books.

Then, I started watching the show True Blood on HBO (also about vampires) and really got sucked in. I made Pat watch an 8 hour marathon Christmas night. I found out that the show was based on a series of books by Charlaine Harris, and had to read them. They are just as addicting as the show.

I decided that maybe I liked vampire books after all, and proceeded to put another 6 or so books on hold at the library, all by different authors. (Side note: I love the library. If it didn't exist, I would be very broke all the time.) So, if you have any good suggestions, please let me know. And the Suzanne Sizemore book? Not great.


Gayle said...

Wow! That's a lot of books! There was a story in the newspaper the other day about a book I was going to check out - it's about vampires! The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. You should probably read that one too!

EmmaP said...

you? read? nah! whoduvthunk!?!? hehe. i'm glad to know those are vampire books. I was beginning to think you had some sort of morbid fascination with death. can't wait to see how many books you end up reading this year...and how many of them end up being about vampires.