Friday, July 20, 2012

Bleed for Me & other books I shouldn't like

My boss was sent to Philadelphia for training so they put me in charge. Eeek! Needless to say I've had a crazy week. That's obvious since I didn't know it was Friday until a few hours ago. But now that I've caught up I thought we could have a little fun this weekend. So what's the last guilty pleasure book you read that you gained nothing from reading? Mine was BLEED FOR ME by Michael Robotham, an author I'd never read before or even heard of. I finished the book last night which is saying a lot considering how stressed I've been about work the last two weeks. I can't say I didn't gain anything from reading BLEED FOR ME. I always pay special attention to a book I don't want to put down. Why do some stories work and others fall flat? Inquiring writers want to know. Well, this one worked. Flawed characters and a suspenseful storyline kept me turning pages when I should've been sleeping. Tell us about the last book that kept you reading even if it wasn't on any bestseller lists or recommended by your pastor's wife. Come on, 'fess up. We won't tell. Your secret's safe with us.


Molly Noble Bull said...

Good article, Teresa. But I will not list the books I shouldn't have read but did or movies I shouldn't have seen but did.
We have to have some secrets. (grin)

Tamara said...

Harlan Coben is a favorite author of mine. I don't consider him a "quilty" pleasure, just an incredibly WONDERFUL pleasure. Anything by him is good. The last one I read? "The Final Detail". I like his style. No excess words, just telling the story. You forget you're reading. His books just pull you in.

Cathy Richmond said...

Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series is my guilty pleasure. Those books make me laugh - and that's worth something!

Teresa Slack said...

Tamara, you piqued my interest. Love authors who do that. You should read the one I mentioned. Cathy, I love these too. I'm working on a series based on a born again Stephanie Plum. Bet you'd like her too.