#28 & #29
I finished two of James Patterson's books over the Thanksgiving break. The only series of his that I am continuing to read. I read The 11th Hour in the Women's Murder Club series and Merry Christmas Alex Cross in the Alex Cross series. Here are my thoughts...take them for what they are worth. I have always been a huge James Patterson fan. However, he pushes out so many books a year that I can't keep up in reading them. So, how is he writing them??? My husband says he is a book factory. Once I narrowed the books down by him that I would continue to read and I branched out to more genre's and author's, I have found his books less exciting. THEN, once I read these two back to back, the Alex Cross was written by him alone and it was predictable and average. The Women's Murder Club was co-authored by someone and had much more depth to it and kept me engaged. Hmmmm....just curious how the co-author thing works? How much of it did he actually write? In comparison, the co-authored one blew the Alex Cross one away. Just my opinion. Of course, if you are like me and have put years into reading these series, you can't stop now! I did get the feeling that Alex Cross might be wrapping up in the near future. He left that door wide open.
Ok...I met my goal I set with my class of reading two books over the break. Now, I want to read at least one more before the end of the year and reach my all time high of 30 books in one year! Yippee!!! I.heart.reading!