So I guess I shouldn't have bothered to post what I was going to be reading because somehow putting it in print has made it untrue. The past two nights I've been reading from Cravings which is an anthology with four stories. I read the one by MaryJanice Davidson first and it was such a nice piece of fun called Dead Girls Don't Dance. It is part of her series about Betsey the Vampire Queen from her Undead books. I think I'm current with the Undead series but missed the shorter works that appeared in anthologies. Although I enjoyed this one very much I didn't like how vapid and superficial Betsey seemed. Normally the books are told in the first person from Betsey's POV and I like her, seeing her through someone elses eyes made her less likable. Then last night I started the first story by Laurell K. Hamilton titles Blood Upon My Lips. I still have a bit to go but it also seems kind of light and relaxing. It took me a few pages to catch on that it was part of the Anita Blake series, her name isn't even mentioned until page 22 although I did figure it out before that. I've only read the first two books in that series so most of the characters are totally new to me. I'm planning to read to the end to see what I think.
I have three books out of the library, Jodi Picoult's Handle with Care, Nora Robert's Vision in White and sTori Telling by Tori Spelling that I need to finish before they are due since I won't be able to renew them. I have five books borrowed from friends and family: the two Vampire Dairies one I mentioned before (books 1 and 2), Gatecrasher by Madeline Wickham , Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan and Taming the Scotsman by Kinley MacGregor, I have a book to review and discuss on Barnes and Nobel for next month The Postmistress, there are 2 books coming in the mail and Diana Gabaldon's latest saga of Jamie and Claire is coming out on Tuesday. I have so much to read that I feel sort of stuck, which doesn't make sense at all. I love to read and will enjoy them all, but it is like my brain is on overload and doesn't know where to start. Do I pick what appeals the most, what has to be given back soonest, whatever I touch first? Or do I grab a magazine from the towering pile that has been so ignored lately and forget the books?