Today is my first go at Sunday Salon even though I signed up a long time ago. I read Nadia's of The Bookworm's post and became inspired.
I'm juggling three books right now. Coraline by Neil Gaiman is the first, which I am reading as a part of Carl V's RIP3 Challenge. This is an interesting Young Reader book that involves a young girl named Coraline who ends up in an alternate world much like her own except everyone from her real life is known of as the "other" in this place. The others in this book are strange and have buttons for eyes. It is freaky in a deliciously creepy way.
On an interesting note, Coraline has been made into a movie. It releases Feb 6, 2009. Here is a quick behind the scenes look.
I'm halfway through Heart of Stone by C.E. Murphy. This is the first book in her Negotiator Trilogy that follows a New York City lawyer, Margrit Knight. I'm finding this book really cool. Why? Well, lets just say that those stony gargoyles that are supposed to remain perched on the tops of gothic inspired buildings, don't. I'm a fan C.E. Murphy's writing. I think the draw is in her female protagonists. They do not easily fit into any preset heroine mold, which is refreshing.
The last book I'm juggling is Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair. I have most of Ms. Sinclair's back-list, but this is the first of me reading her work. I'm halfway in and wondering why I waited so long to read one of her books. Kel Paten is just lovely, and Jace Serafino isn't so bad himself. Oh, and the ladies are great as well. Excellent book so far.
With any luck I will have reviews up for all three of these books sometime next week.
Finally, I have entered the NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. Beginning November 1st I will have exactly one month to pen a 50,000 word novel (175 pages). No pressure, huh? Luckily for me I've connected with some seasoned NaNo writers in my region and they are a lot of support. I've already told myself that I'm just going to have fun with it. If I finish--great, and if I don't, then at least I tried. :)