Desert Shadows: A True Story Of The Charles Manson Family In Death Valley By: Bob Murphy This wasn't a very long book, but it was however a very interesting read. I liked how it explained how the family came to be and the struggles they had. I think if you want to read something short on the Manson Family this would be a good book to get.
Ultimate CSI: Crime Scene Investigation By: Corinne Marrinan and Steve Parker Again a very short book but a must have for any CSI fan. It goes into detail about each member of the team as well as other people in the lab, it discusses the tools they use and different ways of analyzing evidence. It also has short bios on a few episodes as well. It was really informative and interesting to read.
Twilight By: Stephenie Mayer I have to admit that with the whole hype surrounding the movie and the way the media fed it to us i was really turned off by this series. I really had no want nor desire to read these books at first. I was in the library and had decided to take a break from Serial Killers and Cults. Although i enjoy these books i wanted something different. I had in fact started to read my CSI book Double Dealer which still remains unfinished and i also had started The Goblet Of Fire as well which it too remains unfinished. I love them however still didn't quite want to read them at this point and time. i reluctantly decided to give Twilight a shot. My husband did ask me if i was nuts which made me laugh. i decided if i didn't like it 4 chapters in i wouldn't continue. When i first started to read it i tried to remain open to it instead of thinking about the Hollywood flash of it. I have got to say i am rather pleased i read this book. I was amazed at how wonderful of a story this actually is. I would suggest it to anyone that wants something different to read. In fact it took me 3 days to read i found it very hard to put down and the day i finished it we rented the movie. The movie doesn't do the book justice.
New Moon By: Stephenie Mayer I seriously couldn't wait to pick this one up. I was so blown away by Twilight that the very day i finished i was at the library checking out this one. I liked this one as much as the first. It was a great read. I had in fact already requested the next book Eclipse before i had finished New moon so i'd have it when i was finished with it. I have to say however that one thing about them i didn't care for is how the author drags out certain details that i felt really didn't need to be. I am currently a full time student in college and i am in a college writing class. I think being in this class has made me over critical of what i am reading. I will more often than not be pointing out grammar mess ups and such. Stephenie Mayer is a very talented writer however she really should have found other descriptive words. She uses Grimaced more times than i can count. I had actually thought about re reading the series and counting the number of times that word is used throughout the 4 books. LOL If you can get passed the over use of descriptions and drawn out events they are very good books.
My current book in progress is Eclipse By: Stephenie Mayer I plan on reading the 4 books in this series and picking Harry Potter back up.
Here is my newly updated book list.
Books I've Read: (Strike through means finished)
2. High Hopes: The Amityville Murders By Gerard Sullivan
3. Artemis Fowl By Eoin Colfer
4. The Mothman Prophecies By John Keel
5. The Rule Of Four By Ian Caldwel & Dustin Thomason
6. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident By Eoin Colfer
7. Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code By Eoin Colfer
8. Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception By Eoin Colfer
9. Artemis Fowl: The Last Colony By Eoin Colfer
10. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox By Eoin Colfer
12. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets By J.K. Rowling
14. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire By J.K. Rowling (In Progress)
15. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix By J.K. Rowling
16. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince By J.K. Rowling
17. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows By J.K. Rowling
19. Thr3e By Ted Dekker
20. Obsessed By Ted Dekker
21. Roses & Thorns By Bret Michaels
22. The Davici Code By Dan Brown
23. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
24. Motley Crue: The Dirt - Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band By Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx & Mick Mars
25. The Real Rule Of Four By Joscelyn Godwin
26. Did Lizzie Borden axe for it? : a new look at the woman and the murder case By David Rehak
27. The Borden tragedy : a memoir of the infamous double murder at Fall River, Mass., 1892 By Rick Geary
28. Lizzie Borden : The Untold Story By Edward D. Radin
29. The Stranger Beside Me By Ann Rule
35. Watch You Bleed: The Saga Of Guns N' Roses By: Stephen Davis
36. Digital Fortress By: Dan Brown
37. Deception Point By: Dan Brown
38. Lost Symbol By: Dan Brown
39. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Double Dealer By: Max Allan Collins (In Progress)
40. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Sin City By: Max Allan Collins
41. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Cold Burn By: Max Allan Collins
42. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Grave Matters By: Max Allan Collins
43. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Body Of Evidence By: Max Allan Collins
44. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation By: Max Allan Collins
45. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Serial By: Max Allan Collins
46. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Nevada Rose By: Jerome Preisler
48. Wicked: The Life And Times Of The Wicked Witch Of The West By: Gregory Maguire
49. Son Of A Witch: Volume 2 In The Wicked Years By: Gregory Maguire
50. Supernatural: John Winchester's Journal By: Alex Irvine
53. Eclipse By: Stephenie Meyer (In Progress)
54. Breaking Dawn By: Stephenie Meyer
From this list you get a pretty good idea of what i like...LOL Any suggestions would be great...Always looking for new interesting stuff to read.