Well, it’s certainly been a while since last I communicated, but the book I mention is now another addition to my read shelf. On Goodreads, I gave Midnight Crossroad three stars, but my rating for the book is more like three and a half stars. This is probably due to a lot of comparison between Harris’ latest series, Midnight, Texas, and the series that made her so well known: The Southern Vampire Mysteries (or better known as the Sookie Stackhouse series). Given the latter’s popularity–and enjoyment from this reader–it was difficult not to compare them. One thing is for sure, however, and that neither series is alike in tone.
Recently went to Barnes & Noble for my birthday and got way too excited at seeing that not only is there the Nisekoi anime series, but there is also a manga series. I was all over it. And the next Sailor Moon. XD
Today is a rather dreary and Rain-Is-Threatening-To-Pour-Down-From-The-Heavens type of day and that made me feel a little concerned because day three of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is all about photography. When I do take photos of my projects I use natural light because… That’s really all that’s available to me! :P In my experience, gray days like today can sometimes be a hit or miss for me.
So I’m finally getting around to picking up Asylum by Madeleine Roux and let me tell you a thing. Even though I’m only–ashamedly–18 pages into the book, don’t read it with the lights off and a flashlight in hand.
Asylum is the book equivalent of a “found footage” movie complete with pictures. Creepy and eerie pictures I might add, which is why I had to stop 18 pages in lest my imagination run amuck more than it already does. I haven’t had to stop reading a book in that fashion since the first time I ever read The Silent Scream by Diane Hoh. Trust me, when you’re in the 5th grade when reading that book, that one scene with the overhead light was scary! The same can be said for Asylum, which, as a 32-year-old, I’m a bit ashamed to admit since this is a novel geared toward a reading audience almost half my age. But, when there are pictures of pictures with a person’s eyes scratched out, that’s like horror-movie level creepy and that is just something you don’t watch (or read in this case) in the dark.
Nope. Uh-uh. And that’s honestly what makes my short experience with this book so far very, very refreshing for me.
It’s been a few weeks since I last posted so I thought I’d give a little status update, lol. Just got more yarn today (more of the same I mentioned here plus a couple hanks of white) and I’ve started working on a blanket since the yarn is so nice and soft that it would be nice for that kind of project. The pattern I chose is called Chevron Afghan/Blanket and it seems fairly easy, but we’ll see once I get three to five rows done. On the book front, there are a couple books I recently got (Asylum and Heartless) and I’m still reading The Edinburgh Dead, although I’ve taken a bit of a break from it (and I might pick up Asylum since it seems really interesting!). That’s about it, until next time! :)