Monday, October 4, 2010

Laurell...I love you/I hate you...

Do you ever wonder why you need to show ID to buy liquor, cigarettes, movies and games...but not books? 

Guilty Pleasures [GUILTY PLEASURES] [Mass Market Paperback]
The one that started it all...
I guess I pondered that myself when I was fourteen and had just discovered...Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter).  I blushed simply picking up this title and almost didn't have the nerve to bring it to the cashier.  I was with my Dad at the time...he had already know I was a lost cause when it came to reading anything and everything, and upon his asking what book I had to selected, I said..."oh, just a book".  I could not find the courage to say "pleasures" in front of my father.  Yikes!

Up until recently, I had stuck with Laurell K Hamilton, reading whatever book of hers I could get my impressionable mind on.  That was ALOT of books, if you don't believe me, Search for Laurell K Hamilton.

The Laughing Corpse, Circus of the Damned, The Lunatic Cafe and The Killing Dance were just a few of Ms. Hamilton's books that I read in a matter of days.  I couldn't get enough of Anita and friends.  I stayed loyal to the series until Obsidian Butterfly. Things just started to get a little too weird for me after that.  I secretly still put Ms. Hamilton's book on the hold shelf at the library for myself, but can't bring myself to pay almost $30 per hardcover for three hundred pages of orgy and no crime solving.

After the heartbreak of being disappointed by my all time favorite author...I decided to do a little research and find myself a new series...

Any thought on the Anita Blake series?  Please, feel free to post.  I'd love to hear your opinions.


  1. Kill off some of your characters already Laurell! and for god sake put poor whats his face out of his misery! David? Brian? wtf was his name?

  2. You two are cracking me up!

    Natalie, I found you through your friends blog and am your second follower.
    Come by and say hi at my blog sometime.