Thursday, September 20, 2007

Shopaholic & Sister

Oh, Becky. In and out of such complicated situations. How does she get herself into them? Sometimes (most of the time) it’s due to her lack of self control. Other times, however, it just happens. The end of the story, the protest, she had nothing to do with her sudden complication. It just happened that way! She was trying to help her sister and it was an odd coincidence.

Jess is such an interesting sister to Becky. A sister who hates shopping! What a blow to Becky’s vision of her sister! How can a woman hate shopping? That’s okay; Jess can obsess about other things. Becky just needs to open her shopaholic mind to other possibilities. I can’t wait to see what happens in Becky Brandon’s (neé Bloomwood) next adventure.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Queen Of The Damned

If you’ve ever wondered how vampires came into existence, The Queen Of The Damned has the answers. The Queen is the source. She is the first blood drinker. There must always be the Queen for the other blood drinkers to live. She is the Mother of them all.

I loved the collection of characters we are given. Of course we have the return of Lestat & Louis, Armand & Marius. The new characters are just as interesting. I can see whole novels based on their lives. I think Blood & Gold is about Marius. I’ll just have to read more to find out.