Dec 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009 - Hello 2010

So we've come to the end of another year already. Where does the time go? Before I get into this post, I would like to apologize for being so out of touch lately on my blog. And I'd like to thank those of you who left me comments and messages in the time I've been absent. I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post. The entire month of December has been a complete blur to me. I've had some things going on that have taken my time away from not only my daily postings but also from my books. Things are beginning to slow down a bit now and I will be getting back to my normal routine next week, just in time for the new year. Again, thank you to all of you who have kept up with me over these last several weeks.

This past year has been one that has broadened my reading horizons. Last January I mentioned that I wanted to read more mysteries and discover new mystery writers and I have done just that. I've really enjoyed the mysteries that I've read and I have so many more that I've added to my TBR pile. There are so many great mystery series out there!

Probably the biggest change in my reading this year is that I've delved into a genre that I had never considered before and I'm so glad I did. I finally took the big jump into the world of vampires. I've only just begun to explore their world, but so far I'm really enjoying it. Being a southerner, I decided to start out with Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Series. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Sookie and all of her interesting friends. These books have opened my eyes to a whole new world and I find it completely entertaining. I'm hoping to read the Twilight books this year as well.

With this new year, I'm looking forward to continuing my discovery of debut authors as well as reacquainting myself with some writers that I've gotten away from. John Grisham's recently released FORD COUNTY and Pat Conroy's SOUTH OF BROAD are just two that come to mind. I haven't read either of those authors in many years and their new releases have me intrigued.

I hope the coming year brings many wonderful books to all of you as well. I look forward to sharing my love of books and visiting you on your blogs. Happy New Year everyone!