So how did I bid adieu to summer and welcome in the fall?  By constantly being outdoors to take in the changing seasons, attending parties, and all around craziness?  Uh.. not so much.  Instead, I spent my time working my way through the 11 available Sookie Stackhouse novels and watching the first 2 seasons of True Blood.

A couple thoughts on the matter:

  1. Between Twilight, the Vampire Diaries, and Sookie Stackhouse books / tv series I worry I’m falling in with the psycho tween Vampire obsessors.  I’m good as long as I don’t want to marry sparkly Edward Cullen right?  Now hottie Alexander Skarsgård is another story.
  2. Speaking of Alexander, I’m going to have to update my list again.
  3. I’m seriously considering ordering HBO so I don’t have to wait until the season’s over to watch True Blood.  Maybe if I cancel Netflix…

In anticipation of my longer commute time I went a little overboard on the book shopping front during my week off.  This group doesn’t include the stacks of books currently on bookshelves in my house that I haven’t read yet.

I’m so excited to have time to just read though!  If I don’t fall asleep on the train rides instead… which I’ve been known to do.

What in the world…

So apparently released yesterday in Hardcover and today on Kindle was the first book in the Nikki Heat series by Richard Castle.

For those of you that don’t tune in every Monday night, the premise of Castle is that Nathan Fillion plays Richard Castle, a murder mystery writer that is writing his newest series about a Homicide detective Nikki Heat.  In order to get ideas he teams up with NYPD (and Kate Beckett in particular) to help solve murders.  It’s actually way more interesting / funny then it sounds.  But even the book description on is straight out of the fictional world of Castle.  I’m loving this, and will definitely have to pick up a copy.