Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Take the What High SchoolStereotype Are You? quiz.

Why am I always blonde?

Well, we're back to the old blog template today. I had this fabulous new template that I had planned on uploading but apparently, I'm not technically savy enough yet to upload it, so until I figure things out, we'll go back to the old one. Hopefully, I won't have to take web design to figure out the new template!

Still engrossed in Harry Potter. I have to say that I admire J.K. Rowling's ability to create this wonderfully believable world, and to keep all the balls in the air with the plot. It's just amazing. I'm 3/4 of the way through the book, and I don't want it to end, because it means that I have to wait another 2 to 3 years before the last book. Which should give me plenty of time to re-read 1-6 again before the final volume.

I know alot of people are going to be said that J.K. Rowling doesn't plan on continuing the series once Harry graduates from Hogwarts (if he graduates) but I think she has the right idea. I would rather imagine what Harry's life is like after Hogwarts. Better to leave the audience wanting more, than to have them get bored with you.

Has anyone read Phillip Pullman? I've heard good things about His Dark Materials and his other Victorian thrillers. I'm always looking for new series to try. I gave up on Lemony Snicket because there were just too many books, and they were too similar.

The series I read now are:

1) In Death series - J.D. Robb
2) The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
3) Gossip Girl - Cecily von Ziegsar
4) The A-List - Zoe Dean
5) Stephanie Plum - Janet Evanovich
6) The Blackbird Sisters - Nancy Martin
7) The Undead series by Mary Janice Davidson

What series are you into?


Bearette24 said...

I like the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison...The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares...the Undead series (new one is out!)...and now the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith.

Megan Frampton said...

It's funny, except for YA S/F and adult S/F, I don't read series. I read Harry Potter, although I'm way behind, I read all the Narnia books about a zillion times, Lloyd Alexander, Ursula LeGuin, Lois McMaster Bujold. No romance series, though. Hm.

Gabrielle said...

I read:

1. Harry Potter
2. any Earl Emerson series (though he's doing stand-alone now)
3. any Charlaine Harris series--Sookie and her mysteries
4. Marsha Moyer's Lucy Hatch books
5. Quite a few mystery series
6. Michelle Cunnah's chicklit books

I've just ordered the Traveling Pants and some first-in-the-series YA reads. Looking forward to them.

Kelly Parra said...

Well, you already my faves JD Robb and Evanovich...I also read the Anita Blake series, but not everyone enjoys it.

Oh and I love the Traveling Pants series and the Shopoholic series!