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ReadingStarted to read the third book in the Aurora Teagarden Mystery series by Charlaine Harris, "Three Bedrooms, One Corpse".

From Amazon:
"At loose ends after her adventures in A Bone to Pick , former librarian Aurora Teagarden pitches in to help her mother Aida, a busy real estate agent in Lawrenceton, Ga. On her first unofficial showing of a house, Aurora discovers the naked corpse of a rival realtor in the master bedroom. Somewhat daunted, Aurora and her no-nonsense mom determine that the culprit must be another real estate agent--someone who could have gotten the key from Aida's office without raising suspicion. Then the body of another broker is discovered in another house for sale. Adding to Aurora's distress is her growing attraction to mysterious Martin Bartell, whose company has transferred him to Lawrenceton to reorganize its plant. Plucky, charming Aurora must choose between the dependable, uncomplicated Episcopalian minister whom she has been chastely dating and Martin, whose responsibility for laying off workers makes him dangerous to know. Meanwhile she and her mother question Aida's staff, other brokers and friends to determine who killed the realtors. With the disbanding of the Real Murders Club (which informally rehashed true crime cases), Aurora has time to sleuth to her heart's content in this high-spirited Southern cozy."

Emphasis on "Started to read". I've been fiddling around with this for three days now and have progressed to page 42. It just doesn't interest me at all. It's not Charlaine Harris -- I love her Sookie Stackhouse books. Well, perhaps that's the problem: no vampires in this one. I have the attention span of a small child at the moment and it shows in my reading performance. It took me almost a month to read Northern Lights and I genuinely liked that book. Anyway, I decided there is no point with continuing this book, if I have to talk myself into picking it up just because it is a bookring and I feel obligated. Sod that, it's packed up and I will post it next week.
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Currently ReadingCharlaine Harris, All together dead
(#7 in the Southern Vampires / Sookie Stackhouse series)

From Amazon, because I am too lazy to write it up myself:
"Bestseller Harris mixes humorous Southern-fried fantasy with biting satirical commentary in her seventh novel to feature Sookie Stackhouse, the bubbly telepathic barmaid from Bon Temps, La. (after 2006's Definitely Dead). Sookie attends an all-important central U.S. vamp summit on the shores of Lake Michigan as a "human geiger counter" for Sophie-Anne Leclerq, vampire queen of a Louisiana weakened by Katrina and who will be tried during the event for murdering her king. Sookie knows the queen is innocent, but she's hardly prepared for other shocking murders, not to mention protests by the Fellowship of the Sun, a right-wing antivampire movement. Her sleuthing skills, along with those of her new telepath friend, Barry the Bellboy, are put to the extreme test. Harris juggles a large cast, including several romantic contenders for Sookie's heart, with effortless exuberance."

I started this one on Friday night. I did not read on the plane, opting to watch three movies instead. I eventually finished the book Monday. I took quite a long hiatus from Sookie Stackhouse, but after watching those two True Blood marathons at the hotel in China, I got all excited again about this series. I enjoyed it a lot, it was fun to get re-aqainted with all the characters, it was like meeting some old friends. This still hasn't gotten old or tired after seven books. The two novels following this one are on my wishlist already. But I have some other stuff in between, including two bookrings that are planned to go to [livejournal.com profile] morgaine77 afterwards...

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