OK I am sure this too shall pass, but I can't wait. Several people over the last 6 months or so have brought up the book Twilight and highly recommended it. Not only did they enjoy it but their hubbies did too. That had my interest peeked. What could a book offer both genders and be so fascinating that the men were almost stealing the sequels before the women could finish. I broke down after Christmas and finally bought it. Then a friend asked if I had read those books. So I finally found the time to read it Thursday. Then we went to Target where I bought the other two books, New Moon and Eclipse. I told my self it will be my reward for loosing 10 pounds. Jeremy said "Just try to read them a piece at a time. And that is the last thing he said to me for two days! Well not exactly but I read the other two very quickly. They are great books. I would highly recommend them to any one who likes romance and adventure. I have to say if Edward were real there would be a lot of women fighting over him! Not me of course, I am married to my own Edward...except that ONE thing! The fourth book is coming out in August, I can't wait.
A few other awesome series have new books coming out too. The Inkheart Series has it's final book in the trilogy coming out Inkdeath. It is a great series of books about books really coming to life...literally. It should be out in March 2008 (or Spring at least). She is definitely more a childs author but this book is for an older group probably the same Harry Potteresque crowd.
The other fabulous series Eragon has another book due to be released September 20, 2008. It shall be called Brisinger. It was originally supposed to be a triligy now it is a cycle. He couldn't finish it in the third book so there is now a fourth book. Ohhhh, I am excited what a year for books. This author is amazing Christopher Paolini was 15 when he started his finished his first draft for Eragon. The KID is 22 now and has two very popular books with promises of two more. If I had to pick between this series and Lord of the Rings I would pick this. They have a lot of common themes but are very different. Besides what can't be exciting about a Dragon rider...
I am in total awe of each of these authors. There creativity blows me away. If you haven't read any of these books I would really recommend them. Do you have any books that could make me ignore everything I love for a day or two...OK edited for JEr's response...one that I could read slowly but enjoy immensely.