as requested: book reviews! (#1)

Since I've been reading a lot for fun instead of for school, and those who responded said they'd like to see reviews of what I've been reading... I have some reviews for you!

Let's start with the most mindless books I've been reading....

1. The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
thanks for the image, amazon
Yes, the books that True Blood is based on, because I can't get enough of that show. Particularly of Eric. Especially new, sweet Eric. Love :) Anyway, the books are supremely entertaining, and so far are similar to the show but not identical, so it's not boring to read them. Quick reads though. I mean, clearly, this is not fancy-pants literature, but it is fun and it's summer, so they're definitely good for reading by the pool or on a beach (or even in your living room, if you're me). I've read the first three so far and have the next two all set to take to Florida on Friday!

2. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
also from Amazon
Yes, while I was at it, I started reading the Dexter books in preparation for everyone's favorite serial killer returning to tv shortly!!! no, in all seriousness, I really love both the show Dexter and by association, Michael C. Hall, who plays him. He's adorable. The first Dexter book is close to the first season of the show but not identical, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well written it was! The show takes the screwed up aspects of the book down a notch, and due to my (screwed up?) fascination with that stuff, I loved the book! Looking forward to reading the rest.

So there you have it...the first installment of my fancy book reviews (hey, looks like this Ph.D. is good for something after all!) I promise next time I'll tell you all about books that are slightly more intellectual and less of a beach read than these :) I updated my A-Z Reading Challenge page with all the books I've been reading, so if there are any you'd like to hear about feel free to make a request!

found on a blog called "a quirky girl" - she also has a polka dot background and loves shark week. maybe we should be friends!

who else is as excited as I am?!?!
(probably no one)


  1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. It's so nice to meet you. We should definitely be Shark Week buddies!! I'm so stoked for Sunday! Your blog is just adorable!! :)

  2. i saw a commercial for shark week this morning and went "oo shark week is back. jane's gonna be REALLY excited." Ben just stared at me. Apparently he doesn't know about your love for shark week.

  3. I'm glad your post-defense life has made room for some fun reads! You've earned it :)