September has been a lukewarm reading month. Watch as the numbers dwindle: only 3 books completed. Weeks would go by in which the book I’m reading just doesn’t do it for me. So what do I do instead? Re-read my favorites. In these past two weeks, I’ve re-read The Witch of Blackbird Pond (for the 12th time…don’t need to tell me this is madness!), Romeo and Juliet, Pride and Prejudice, and today, I’m on to the next childhood classic, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. With the exception of WOBP, I do not re-read from cover to cover, instead, I skim over the boring parts and read the good bits. This should tie me over until my next batch of shiny new, slightly abused library books arrive.
In case you’re wondering, here are the stats of how many times I’ve read each book (Why do you need to know? Because I like to keep stats and I like to wear them like badges of honour so the entire world would know what a complete nerd I am).
The Witch of Blackbird Pond (12)
Romeo and Juliet (6)
Pride and Prejudice (2)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (3)
Of the September books I did read, one was Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris: Book 1 of the Southern Vampire Mysteries. I saw the trailer to HBO’s Trueblood before I discovered that the show was based on a series of books. Naturally, I’ve gotta read it. Since I am a Twilight fan (abeit, a non-rabid Twilight fan), I’m always in the mood for a good old fashion vampire/mortal love story and yes, the Sookie Stackhouse series is exactly like Twilight with the exception that you don’t want to strangle Sookie like you’d want to strangle Bella, so I guess this is a recommendation. And there’s sex…and some leather…and Vampire Bill, although not as sparkly as the EC, is every bit as vampirelicious (I’m trying to refrain from calling another guy, fictional or otherwise, hot. Considering how widely read I am, you would think I could come up with a better adjective than ‘hot.’ Vampirelicious makes me feel smarter).
That being said, I do not have HBO (eff my life!). So I am dying here; I must make due with whatever snippets are on YouTube until the series comes out on DVD unless a saint somewhere feels my pain and uploads the complete episodes online for my viewing pleasure…hint hint.