So far, every book that I read by Neil Gaiman; I truly enjoyed.
He is an amazingly unique, imaginative writer. Love his stuff.
The Wolf in Winter - John Connolly. Arguably the fastest paced, most action filled Charlie Parker novel in awhile. Easily one of the top five in Connolly's series.
The Keeper of Lost Causes - Jussi Adler-Olsen. Denmark's answer to Jo NesbÝ, Adler-Olsen's novel shares similarities, like a damaged/disgraced police detective who has cases no one else wants to deal with thrust upon him. However, unlike the Harry Hole series, this book, while having a dark central plot, has much more wry humor and has just the right amount of plot twists. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Alien - Out of the Shadows - Tim Lebbon. Generally, it was an enjoyable, action-packed story worthy of the Alien franchise. It definitely felt like it was, at the very least, a "what if" of the continuing adventures in the Alien universe. Had it been a stand-alone novel like that, I would have enjoyed it more. However, the fact that Ripley is in it and this is actually considered 'canon' to the Alienverse weakened it. While it's easy to see the story as something that could occur, the fact that this now legitimately part of the greater universe, it sadly has a reprehensibly contrived ending to wedge it in so it can take place between Alien and Aliens. And being that there's two more of these novels, I'm guessing they too will have lazy devices to force them into the overall story arc.
I'm having a bit of a crisis. I started some new medication and it makes me super drowsy. I cannot....CANNOT read. At all. Every time I try, it's nappy time. I can't even read ONE entire page. Not joking. Not one.
I need some suggestions on ways to help stay awake. Anyone know any good tricks? Someone told me to try sunflowers seeds. He says he eats those when he gets sleepy while driving and they help. I haven't tried it yet. Anyone got a tip like that? Or anything?
Is caffeine not cutting it? A nice hot cup of joe?
Maybe try playing music while you read - not too loud, but something of, say, rock nature to kind of subconsciously keep you active?
I need quiet when I read mostly. The only kind of music I could listen to would be instrumental or classical. Something light. But that won't help keep me awake. And coffee isn't working either. Nor soda.
I bought a 5 pound bag of Dum Dum suckers at walmart today haha. Maybe all the sugar and mouth activity can help. But we're talking about some major pharmaceutical downers here. Pray for me. I'm nothing without a good book.
The Leopard - Jo NesbÝ.One of the best of the Harry Hole series, but also the longest motherfucker of them all, clocking in at over 700 pages. Amazingly it doesn't really feel like that long of a book, but again NesbÝ gets too caught up on having too many red herrings and plot twists. Enjoyable, but one you're in for the haul reading. I'm glad at this point that there's only two more Hole books (at least at this point), because I can't see how much more abuse that character can take and still believable as the continuing protagonist in these stories.