Thursday, September 27, 2012

Me? Obsessed With A Book Series? Naaahhh! LOL

Posted by Bethany at September 27, 2012
Happy Thursday All,

Well, I'm settling back into my usual daily routines since being away all weekend for my grandfather's memorial. Of course, no routine would be complete without some sort of twist, right? Mine happens to be allergies! At least they seem to be getting better, for which I do thank God.

My current WIP, (no, I can't talk about it, sorry. It's easier for me to write when not too many people know very much about what I'm writing. I don't know why), is coming along. A little slowly, but I'm starting to get a tiny piece of the passion I've been missing back. I really like this story, and the way it's being told. I have a few details to tweak and stuff, but I'll do that when I start editing. Right now, I'm focused on getting the story out of my head and onto written format. I wanted to talk about obsessions...particularly book obsessions, which, for me, there are many, but I'm going to talk about my newest one.

What I've noticed about myself is that when I get excited about a series (especially one I've never read, whether a new series or not-so-new series) I tend to read all I can about it, and get my hands on as many books as possible. Currently this obsession is the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

In my last post, I talked about Obsidian, which is one of the first books in the series (the novella, Shadows, is a prequel to the series). I'm not usually into reading books with aliens in them. In fact, I mostly only see those in Sci-Fi series, or things like Star Wars (which is more fantasy than Sci-Fi--yes, I've heard the debate over whether Star Wars is Sci-Fi or if it's Fantasy, and after contemplating both sides, I'm leaning toward Fantasy for Star Wars...but it does have aliens in it, so that's why I mentioned it). Or Star Trek, or X-Files.

However, I really like the way Ms. Armentrout handles aliens and all that. It's not the whole "Aliens-coming-to-Earth-to-take-over-the-world" so much as Aliens who want to fit in, have a life, and be a part of the community--and oh yeah, kick the butts of the bad aliens who want to steal their powers and kill humans. I can handle that. It's got aspects of paranormal, fantasy, and yes, there's romance in her work, too. All of which I really enjoy.

So, I guess you could say it's not too surprising I'm all into the Lux series after all.

By the's a piece of trivia...did you know the word "lux" means "light" in Latin? Yeah, I learned that from reading Obsidian I also double checked it on Google Translate.

What are some of your book obsessions? Why are you gung-ho crazy over them?

P.S. Speaking of obsessions (okay this isn't books, but TV show)ABC's Once Upon A Time Season 2 starts this Sunday (September 30, 2012)!

Have A Thrilling Thursday!


Tonette Joyce on Thursday, 27 September, 2012 said...

That sounds good,Bethany.Kind of 'Alien Nation', (or are you too young to know that one??)The whole invasion-thing is lost on me."Invaders From Mars", (a very cheesy movie from the 50's), scared me very badly when I was a little kid in the 60's (even in black&white!).
No secret that all of Mary Janice Davidson's series have me obsessed;I await each of the next ones....the only others that I anticipate are the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich.I used to wait for new ones by Cecelia Ahern, but the last one disappointed me badly,(The Book of Tomorrow).I really loved "If YOU Could See Me Now","Thanks For the Memories" and"Rosie Dunne"("The End of the Rainbow"in Ireland...I wonder why they change names?They even did it to some of Agatha Christie's books.The titles aren't more appealing here.)
I hope you feel better and , again,I am sorry for your loss.

Bethany on Thursday, 27 September, 2012 said...


Thank you so much for your thoughts. Sounds like you follow several series (which, I do, too). I knew about how much you like MaryJanice Davidson's series and the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich.

I think I've heard of "Alien Nation", but I haven't had anything to do with it. Like I said, I'm not usually into aliens :-)

Thank you for dropping by and for your comment :-)


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