It has been a good companion while navigating the first trimester. :)
I thought I'd pass on my thoughts --
Heather recommended this series a while back, and I was not disappointed.
I read all of them in just a few days. I love having a series already published when I start it. It's such a nice escape. This one deals with a girl who goes to Dublin, Ireland to investigate the mysterious murder of her sister. It winds up being that she has secret abilities to see the parallel Fae universe, which is attempting to take over ours... if you're a reader who likes to stay grounded in reality, this is not the series for you... but if you'd like to follow the would-be-impossible-if-not-for-some-unrealized-powers-and-unmatchable-allies quest of our young twenty-something heroine (who, like the heroine of another book I know, draws the attention of a much-older and completely inappropriately matched man for her), then it is a fun read. It's got a touch of gratuitousness to it, but not so much that I felt like I needed to skip entire chapters... and it's definitely a bit dark... enough so that I'd feel nervous reading late at night, and glad Jay was there. :)
This weekend I also finished the "Study Series" by Maria V. Snyder. Poison Study is April's read for the "Quilty Girls Book Club," but since I had already read March's book, and I'm not doing much sewing these days, I got started on this one early.
- has the tragic, larger than life heroine who discovers unique, hidden talents
- she, of course, captures the love and attention of an unlikely suitor
- it's not a perfect ending, but the good guys still (mostly) make it.
A fun read. There are three in this series... the first one is the best, in my opinion, but they're all really enjoyable. Again -- it's got a bit of fantasy, which I like... I don't want anything too serious when I'm reading to escape the queasies.
I went two days in a row this week of no nap while Steiger was napping (I had errands to run -- don't worry... Daddy or Grandma was with Steiger), so I'm hoping I'll get some energy back soon! I really do miss my machine.
One more series -- if you haven't read the Hunger Games yet, it's also right up there in a good series to read. I finished it over Christmas-time... but I thought I'd give in a mention in case you've been living under a rock and haven't heard about it yet. The main character is living in a Dystopia, and must use her -- yet again -- unrealized potential and handsome suitors to save the day (I'm noticing a theme in my literature here). ;)
If you've got any recommendations for either a good series, or a good boy's name (I have a strong inkling the next one will be a boy, and while I was wrong with Steiger, I don't think so... but I have no idea how we'll name another boy after the name "Steiger!"), please leave it in the comments! And I hope to be joining you in sewing land again soon!