Anyway, I finished My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding, which is a whole bunch of short stories by urban fantasy, supernatural horror, and paranormal romance authors. Here is a quick look at my thoughts of the authors:
* Jim Butcher gave me a little cookie with Harry Dresden. I love him and his cookie giving ways!
* I am now regretting buying an L.A. Banks novel...
* I am feeling a bit less regretful for buying a Rachel Caine novel (a little).
* P. N. Elrod, Esther M. Friesner, and Susan Krinard will officially never get any of my novel-buying love. (Either I outright hated it, was bored to tears... or uh, forgot what their story was about five minutes after reading their stuff. ^^;)
* After reading Lori Handeland's short story, I drove in to Meridian from work, went to Hastings, and bought her first novel.
* Why oh why did I not read Charlaine Harris' short story before subjecting myself to her first Sookie novel? It would've saved me money and time, I tell ya.
* Sherrilyn Kenyon is still one of those authors that I read and think, "... Did I like that? I don't know... Umm... Sort of? Maybe? ... I want a popsickle."
All in all, I'm glad I read it. It gave me a taste of some of the authors out there I hadn't read. And brought me an author I could very well grow to love. Woot.
And now I'm reading a novel that is determined to have every word on my GRE vocabulary list on the page at some point at least once. It makes me giggle. It's called Black Trillium by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, and Andre Norton.
I'm just glad I've studied those GRE words or else I wouldn't know what they were talking about half the time!