A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~Chinese Proverb
I've found myself having a rough week. Just the results of a handful of situations sort of all becoming overwhelming at once. There's nothing like feeling you're failing as a parent, partner or simply as a responsible adult. I found myself sitting down and having a good cry in the middle of the night.
When life gets me down it is often a matter of timing. What can't be resolved today will sit and stress me out until I can't think straight. And as I get older I'm learning that sometimes there aren't happy endings in real life. Sometimes there are only somber ones. Sometimes there are downright ugly ones.
This is when I become really glad that I enjoy reading. You can easily lose yourself in someone else's problems for a while. I get a great sense of satifaction out of thinking the heroine would just get through everything if she'd follow my instructions. But then they never do and there's a certain satisfaction to watching her fall flat on her face for not taking your advice. ;)
So this week I've been butting my nose into the business of Vampire Academy's Rose Hathaway. The latest book is Blood Promise and though I think this is the slowest and most dull book in the series so far a lot of important storyline is happening. I'm hoping I can get it finished this weekend so I can work on a review next week.
I'm also still working on the Sookie Stackhouse series. I can't have my mother-in-law slip up and spoil anything for me so I am alllll over it. Now if only True Blood Season 2 was out on DVD!
And speaking of hot shirtless mens... did you guys see the cover art for The Darkest Lie (the next Lords of the Underworld book by Gena Showalter)? It's been ages since I've seen a cover with an actual head on it!!! Go check it out on her blog. This is the LOTU book I've been waiting for ever since Gideon walked onto the page. :D *drools*
Anywho dear readers... I have a super pile of laundry to fold and I really want to get back to Rose... she's finally found Dimitri! May you all have a terrific weekend without too much horrid weather (we've got freezing fog and frigid temps ugh!) and let me know what you're reading! -- Rhi