Print Books in Progress:
Innocent Blood by James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut
Know how I was going to finish a couple of books this week? Yeah. That didn’t exactly happen, because other stuff happened. As happens all too often, dang it. But one of these weeks…well, no promises. I blame it on the authors who write insanely huge books (yes, that would be the kind of book I used to spend all weekend doing nothing but reading, and now takes me several weeks to get through. Whatever.).
Stupidest reason *ever* for not finishing a book goes to my epic screw up of Kindle syncing for Death, The Devil and The Goldfish. The day I was going to fix it, I forgot to grab my phone to get the location for my kindle before I sat down with lunch in my lap. So I started How to Catch a Wild Viscount (which I got free, and it looks like it’s still free as I write this, so go download if werestags are your thing) instead, because it’s a short story and I figured I’d just read it in a day or two and then get back to the other. But then lunches got derailed by chatter, and long story sort of shorter, I’m still working on the Viscount. Or rather, Cecily is. I’m just along for the somewhat unusual ride. Run. Whatever.
ANYways…Innocent Blood is very close to being finished, and because I decided I’m not going to bother catching up with the rest of the Batman Eternal series, I went ahead and started in on Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.
Wrong though it may be, it’s cracking me the heck up, so thank you, Ford Forkum, for recommending this. Now, please note that you really have to have a specific sense of humor to enjoy this, so if you like Harley Quinn, or if you read my alter-ego Alex’s work (not that that’s humorous, but it is mostly “killer’s point of view” work), then you’ll probably like Johnny. Or maybe not “like” him, but appreciate the view, so to speak.
And will you look at that – what are those things dangling from my JTHM paperback? Why yes, I do believe that’s a bookmark! I haven’t used an actual bookmark in years, so this is kind of a red-letter (or maybe blue works better here) day. I dog-ear pages when I’m reading print, a practice which many readers will gasp in dismay at, but I’ve been doing it forever, because there’s nothing worse than being a thousand pages into a book and having the stupid bookmark fall out (okay, there are worse things, but when you’re young and reading nearly constantly the list is shorter). Dog-earing ensures I always know where I left off, and they fold back out easily enough when I move on.
But JTHM is a “graphic novel”, and I can’t very well mar the artwork now can I? So…bookmark it is. I feel so…literary, which is rather ironic in this particular case.
So to recap my reading week…an absurd story unfinished for an equally absurd reason, a rather freaky serial killer who is actually still not quite as freaky as some of the blood-suckers in the vampire paperback I’m working on, and a werestag. Because…well, just say it out loud, and you’ll get why it amuses me so.
If you’re so inclined as to comment, what’s the weirdest/oddest thing you’ve read lately?
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