If you follow me on facebook you know already that I have decided to revisit the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton from the beginning.
I decided to go back while I was in the middle of reading Affliction, not the latest in the series but one of the last three. There were some in the series that I missed for one reason or another and I decided that I wanted to read them. And in that thought I said to myself, Hey. Let's just read from the beginning and talk about it online, it could be cool.
So, to make a long story short I started reading Guilty Pleasures last night, the first in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. It has been a long time since I read it and I have to say it's like hanging out with an old friend.
Why revisit such an enormous, and controversial, series you ask?
Because it is one of my favourites. I wish Anita Blake was my best friend in real life.
Laurell K Hamilton is such a huge inspiration for me, and I admire her greatly. Anita is one of the first major literary characters that I truly connect with and I hope by doing this I can learn some things that will make my own characters and stories better.
I'm not going to write on here that I am going to read the entire series, because at 24 books that is quite a task. But I will say that I am going to read up until my favourite in the series, Obsedian Butterfly, which is number 9, and then decide if I am going to continue.
Want to read along with me? Come hang out with me on my facebook author page and we can talk about it, or comment on my posts.
Guilty Pleasures is everything I remembered and more.