(I know this is a repetitive whine for regular visitors but bear with me)
I love keeping a running wishlist, which is a tad obsessive compulsive, but I've never been one for impulse buying when it comes to fiction. I like having a shopping list of potential titles, and use Microsoft Access to keep it organized into sub genres. Right now this is how my numbers are stacking up:
- Contemporary Romance (including Romantic Suspense) - 70
- Erotica (books marketed specifically as such) - 28
- Harlequin/silhouette series - 59
- Historicals - 32 (sob)
- Mystery - 12
And while we're on the subject of the steamy stuff - I'm looking for opinions on Sarah McCarty's Promises series from Ellora's Cave. They're historical westerns (yippee!) and are now available in print (double yippee!), so I'm looking to add them to the shopping list.
In reading news - I just couldn't bring myself to start Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward. I'll get to it, but my mood (and general surliness) made me go for the "easy" read first - the new Bobbi Smith novel, Defiant.
So far this is the sort of book you can read with half a brain cell. The writing style leaves a lot to be desired (all tell, no show), with lots of head-hopping which has led to me feeling disconnected from the characters. That said, it's an easy read, and I suspect I could whip through it in one sitting if I didn't have this pesky job. OK, two jobs. But I'm not bitter.