19 December 2011

Reading Monday: My Christmas Wishlist and More!

This is my Christmas Reading list and I hope Santa (aka my husband) is reading:

    • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini. I have read all of the other books in the series and would love to see how this saga ends. The story of Eragon, and his dragon Saphira, has been a roller coaster of a ride. It's got a young man trying to save the world and all of its inhabitants from the evil, omniscient wizard, Galbatorix. I cannot wait to see what new adventures they encounter. Plus, dragons rule!
      • Fire by James Patterson. This is a great young adult book and again, I've read all of the other books in the series. What I find most interesting is about this tale is the tight bond between Wisty and Whit Allgood, brother and sister who try to defeat an all powerful wizard, The One who is The One, in a chaotic New World Order. Those in power don't have names. I suppose this is a spoof on Voldemort, He Who Must Not Be Named. I find the Shadowlands most intriguing. But I'm not telling the story. Go read it.

        • The last books of The Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle. I have books 1-4 and would love to read 5-7. Awesome series and keeps me sharp and guessing! Clare Cosi, the protagonist and coffee expert barista, plays detective when bodies start to drop. I like that I have correctly guessed who the killer is only once in the four books that I have read so far. Very good read.

          • The Colorado Kid by Stephen King. I have been watching Sci-Fi's TV series Haven and it is based on this book. I would like to know the back story to such a wonderful show. I love the mystery behind the sleepy little town and its two gossiping old men who report all the paranormal occurrences in their newspaper. Interesting to see if the characters currently on the TV show match up with the characters in the novel.

            • And because I have been on a Stephen King kick, I would like to have his short story "Mile 81." I've been in the mood for suspense and the paranormal. This book should take care of both of those cravings! Every time individuals stop at this milepost, they end up missing. Their belongings clearly indicate that something terrible has happened but we don't know what or by whom. *scary*

            What's your Christmas Wish list? Perhaps Santa (your loved one) is reading . . . :D


            Jan Morrison said...

            Ah ha! I brought my kids up in Chester, Nova Scotia. I go there all the time - was there on Saturday to see the recent Christmas production of one of my best pals and writing partner's Malcolm Callaway. Why am I telling you this? Chester is where Haven is shot and I've never met anyone who watches it. I don't have tv (we have a set but don't get anything we don't put into it) so I'm dying to know what you think. All those cute little houses and funny little shops - ask me anything!
            Your list looks great- I might borrow a couple of those ideas.

            Shaharizan Perez said...
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            Shaharizan Perez said...

            I love the show!! Chester looks like a town I would love to visit one day. The small shops, pretty houses, the docks and the waterview (lake or ocean? not really sure) are so picture perfect. Looks like a great place to raise kids. :D

            Really? people don't watch Haven? It's lined up behind Eureka and Warehouse 13 on Sci-Fi channel. I love all of those shows!

            Morgaine Pendragon said...

            I want to read 3 of the books on your list. Inheritance, The Fire, and now...The Colorado Kid.

            I've been watching Haven too, it's one of my favorite shows. I knew it was based of one of Steven's books I just didn't know which one...Now I do :D

            Jan Morrison said...

            Definitely the ocean. The Atlantic Ocean in all its splendour or actually Mahone Bay.
            I will have to check it out.