Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Numerous Titles, A Necromancer and some Zombies!
It's October peeps! How exciting! (And scary, where's the year gone?!)
Halloween is coming! Autumn is here! We'll soon be counting down to Christmas... This is a good time of year.
This week's topic... Book titles with numbers in them.
This was a hard one! However, I tried and sort of succeeded!
Ten Reasons to Stay and Five Reasons to Go are a duology that absolutely gutted me when I read them last year and they immediately came to mind when I thought of this topic.
First Grave on the Right is book one in Darynda Jone's Charley Davidson series and the only one of the series I've read. They ALL have titles which play on the book number in the series, btw.
Once Burned and Twice Tempted are books one and two in Jeaniene Frost's Night Prince series and though I read them long ago, I don't remember huge amounts about them except they're about Vlad from her Night Huntress series.
Can you believe that I've actually read Once by James Herbert? No, me neither... But I did! Back when it released. I was more adventurous with my genre choices when I was a teenager!
Twice Bitten - book two in the Chicagoland Vampires - was the book that sold the series to me. I was hooked by the time I finished it.
I still haven't read anything by Christina Lauren but I will! I WILL... But I won't be starting with Twice in a Blue Moon. I only chose that one for the title. 😆
One Day will forever until the end of days be known as the book that was utterly engrossing but utterly depressing thus never to be read ever ever again. Ever.
Ten Tiny Breaths was everywhere back when it released and continued to be everywhere for years to come. But I never read it. It sounded too depressing. I haven't to this day read anything by Tucker either but one day I might.
Have you read any of these?
This week's can't wait selection is actually a series of novellas - not a single book!
This week, I can't wait to continue reading The Journals of Octavia Hollows, by Stacey Rourke.
I recently listened to book one on audiobook and thoroughly enjoyed the story about a quirky necromancer who can bring anyone/thing back from the dead with just a touch.
It was a lot of fun watching her get tangled up in otherworldly problems as she tries to solve the mystery of what happened to the love of her life so I'm all in to see what happens next... I'm going to binge them during Fraterfest!
Anyone else taking part in Fraterfest?
This week's question...
You've dropped your favorite book while being chased by a herd of zombies. Would you go back to retrieve it?
What kind of question is this?
Of course not!
Stopping to retrieve anything - except maybe your weapon - while being chased by a herd of zombies puts you very firmly into the too stupid to live category and you deserve to be terminated.
A book is not going to stop the ravening hoard from eating your brains!
A book - no matter how precious and irreplaceable - is not more precious and irreplaceable than you.
Okay, I gotta ask... Would you stop to pick up the book?