Sunday, March 17, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Last time I posted, I had just started reading The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.  Well, guess what?  I'm hopelessly addicted.  Each time I finish a book in the series.  I say to myself, "Maybe I should look for something different to read for awhile."  And then I say to myself, "Ha!  Who are you kidding?" and start the next book in the series.

So now I'm on book 6.  I think I need to pace myself.  Slow down, take it easy.  After all, what will I do when I have read through all of them, and have nothing left to live for?  I haven't felt this way about a book series since Harry Potter.  Come to think of it, The Dresden Files IS a "Harry Potter" for grown ups.  Even the main character's first name is Harry.  (Although the ubiquitous Harry Dresden was named after the Magician, Harry Houdini.)  Harry the grown up Wizard isn't in Magic School, he's living in Chicago where most people don't know about or don't believe in magic.  Yet he manages to make a living as a Supernatural Investigator, doing all kinds of odd jobs that mostly end up with him battling the ultimate evil and almost losing his life.  He has to skirt around the rules laid down by the White Council, very much akin to how Harry Potter had to question the sanity and integrity of the Ministry of Magic.  With each book there is a new case, a new mystery to solve.  Yet there is an ongoing plot line that continues through each book and takes you deeper into Harry's past (which haunts him), and effects how and why he makes choices through each book.

Did I mention I just LOVE this series?

Anyways, I am in the middle of Book Six, Blood Rites;

"For Harry Dresden, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Still, there’s something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film’s producer believes he’s the target of a sinister curse-but it’s the women around him who are dying.

Harry’s even more frustrated because he only got involved with this bizarre mystery as a favor to Thomas-his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can’t quite figure out. But Harry is about to discover that Thomas’ family tree has been hiding a shocking revelation that will change his life forever…"

Sample of Chapter 1;


Monday Ramblings.
Onward, another week to conquer.  This week the kids go back to school.  (They were out on Spring Break last week)  I have my usual work schedule, and faithful hubby is working 7 days a week.  So far, it's been 14 days since he last had a day off.  This week in Mom-Land I will try to stay on top of housework, focusing on Laundry and organizing my Master Bedroom.  I have something exciting to share with you tomorrow for Tackle It Tuesday, so come back tomorrow to see it!

Have a Great Week!  Please leave a comment and tell me what YOU are reading right now!


  1. Okay, now I'm intrigued....thanks for sharing, and enjoy. And if you love something, why stop reading it?


  2. I haven't read that series but I'm totally curious about it now :) I hope you have a great week! I'm currently finishing up Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain.

  3. I really want to read the Dresden Series, I loved the TV Show.
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  4. Enjoy your books, you still got a few to go!!
    Thanks for stopping by, have a great week and good luck with juggling all the mom,hubby,children and work stuff!!

  5. Ok so I squeed like a fan girl when I saw you were discussing The Dresden Files. I love it! I read the backlist quickly too. I slowed myself down by listening to the audio. They are amazing. James Marsters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer reads most of them.

  6. Dresden Files is a series I've been meaning to read for a while now - not sure what's taking me so long.

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  7. I read this first book in the Dresden Files and it never really took. I didn't dislike it I just wasn't in love with it and didn't feel the need to continue. A good friend of mine loves them though so I do think I should probably give them a second chance. Glad you are enjoying them. Have a good week.