Thursday, January 4, 2007

Library Run

The city I live in just opened a new library branch. Actually, it is more like the city's main library, as it is in our new city hall. While we had a perfectly good one before and have cut other services, the mayor felt like we need a new one. (That is really a whole other post, that would bore everyone and just get my blood pressure up). Anyways, it opened yesterday and I decided to take a look and see what all of the hype was about.

The library is huge and really nice. It is very modern and spacious and has a lot of space. It was empty today when I went, though it was dinnertime and it is raining pretty hard out. I don't know if it was all of the space or what, but it looked like there weren't many books there. I did manage to pick up some, even though I was planning on reading from my TBR bookshelves. Here's what I got!

I've heard so much about this series, and everyone seems to say wonderful things about it. I was a little worried about the futuristic setting, since it is not really my cup of tea, but I have heard such great things that I decided to give it a try. I also enjoy Nora Roberts' writing most of the time, so I decided to get it. Plus, if I do enjoy it, there are a ton of books in the series, and I love to glom backlists. If I don't enjoy it, I will just return it to the library!

I picked this one up because I have heard great things about it from other bloggers, especially with his newest book to be released later this month or next month. His parents are definitely successful suspense writers, and I want to see if he lives up to the hype and has inherited his parents skills.

I got the next two just because they sounded good. Bad Move seems like a nice cozy mystery which are perfect to whip through real fast on the weekend. Nanny Diaries seems very suspensful and just like the type of suspensful story I enjoy! I love to find new authors, especially at the library instead of paying $7.99 for a new-to-me author.

Has anyone read these or any other books by the author? If so, I am very interested in hearing any comments you may have for me!


Literary Feline said...

I really do like to read series books in order and so I'm going to try and cram Sunstroke in before my review copy of his latest book, Trouble comes in the mail. Like you, I'm curious to see how Jesse holds up to his father and mother. I enjoy both of their writing and I've heard equally great things about their son.

Kristie (J) said...

I haven't read the others you got, but Naked in Death - oh how I love these books!!! I tried NID a number of years ago and didn't get very far into it. I wasn't that much into RS at the time and it just didn't grab me. But after seeing all the hoopla for Eve and Roarke I decided to give another try and this time I fell in love with them and the whole cast of characters. They are the only books I buy in HC.
And as for libraries. *sigh* First off - the romance section isn't all that great here. And while I love the thought of getting free books, I just have too much separation anxiety in having to hand them back *g*. I'm a big rereader so I found the only thing that works is having to have my very own copies that I can read at a moment's whim.

Kristie said...

I enjoy series as well. I am excited to start the JD Robb series as well. I hope I can get over the futuristic aspect as well.

Kristie (J) said...

The futuristic part isn't really that big a deal. It's not set that far into the future so that it becomes distracting. The biggest thing is droids who look like real people, but other than that everything is quite beleivable. And Roarke will melt your heart. And a bit of a warning - Eve is pretty hard-bitten in the early books but as her love for Roarke and his for her grows - she really starts to mellow out a lot.