Breebers (breebers) wrote in book_ghost,

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Hello All!

Hey, members of defunct book club. Let's not be so defunct anymore! Let's talk about books. Books books and more books. Let's even try to read some books together!

But first let's just get the ball rolling, get to know each other again (or for the first time). What are you reading right now? How are you liking it? What have you read recently that you enjoyed (or hated)? Do you have any reading goals for this year ('cause we here in the book club may be able to help with some of those)?

You're not going to make me go first are you? Oh yes, of course you are. Ok, fine. Here goes:

I'm currently reading Cornelia Funke's Inkspell, book two in the Inkheart trilogy. Thus far I enjoyed Inkheart more, but I'm liking the series overall. Excepting the fact that I spoilered myself and found out something I feared would happen does happen. And so for a while I figured I wouldn't be reading Inkdeath. Then I snuck a peek into that book (hey, so long as I'd confirmed one suspicion, why not keep going) and, well, suffice to say I now own Inkdeath and will be reading it.

My goal this year is to try and read 50 books, not including plays (since I just read/saw over 20 this past week. Oy.). I started out well but am not progressing as well as I'd like. Time to ignore those damnable plays and go back to fiction.

I read two books in (what I hope is) a series at the start of this year: Bloodline and Reckoning. They are terrible, teen-emo, po-mo books about 'Dracula' (and related characters) during and after WWI. I wanted to hate them, or at least merely be amused at their absurdity. In some ways I do hate them. And I am highly amused by their absurdity. Alas I am also now hopelessly addicted to them. To make matters worse, the author spends the vast majority of her writing time writing the Warrior Cats series. *headdesk* I'm obsessed with cheesy Dracula books written by a woman who primarily writes about warrior cats.

So that's about it for now. I've read more, but I want to hear you all speak up as well. Otherwise I'm just a loony writing to myself.
Tags: 2009, books, ya

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