Daily Archives: May 16, 2007

Reading Material :-)

I finished the new JD Robb paperback. Loved it. It was a different sort of Eve Dallas book. More subplot, more outside the mystery. More gore in the descriptions of the crime.
From the preview it looks like the next one is more what I’m used to. I like Nora because she always delivers. I know what to expect and I enjoy her characters. I hear people say she writes three main characters and that’s it. I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is, I really like those three characters. 🙂 Eve, Peabody and Mavis are WONDERFUL in every book. The women are far more important to me in the JD Robb books than in a typical romantic suspense. I’m not sure why.
Today a teacher on the j-teacher listserve asked about books with strong female characters. I suggested some great YAs and a couple contemporaries. I didn’t even think about the strong women of romance. One of the YA series I suggested certainly had romantic elements and lots of thoughts about sex, but it’s more a story about self discovery than relationship. (If you haven’t read Megan McCafferty’s Sloopy Firstsand Second Helpings, you’re missing out. WOW!)