06-28-2007 03:11 PM
07-04-2007 11:42 PM
I'm Toni and as you proably know I read a lot of Paranormal. I have read all of Kim's books and have enjoyed the development of her characters. I have been looking forward to this discussion since it was annouced last month.
Everyone needs some Tender Loving Care
07-05-2007 05:27 AM
In the meantime, I am now working my way through Jim Butcher's "Dresden Chronicles" books as well as Vicki Pettersson's Zodiac books.
Other than that, I am an IT tech who puts in his 12 hour days seven days a week to help support the military effort in Afghanistan. My wife and our four dogs are still in Indiana.
07-05-2007 08:32 AM
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I am a full time student of Graphic Design at the American Intercontinental University Online, a mother of a wonderful 4 year old daughter (also a Buffy/Firefly fan), and a wife of a wonderfully supportive husband (he introduces me to things I like, why would he be bad?). I also have a home based business called Triquetra Designs (site link here: http://www.freewebs.com/triquetradesigns).
07-05-2007 05:29 PM
07-06-2007 04:57 PM
I kind of stumbled across Kim Harrison's Hollows Series around when the 2nd or 3rd book was released and couldn't put it down until I had finished. I made myself start at the beginning and now I've read all of them (except the newest book) at least twice and can't wait for more. I love the voice that Kim writes with that makes you laugh with or cringe at or hurt for her characters and what they go through.
I anxiously await the seventh and (sigh) last book in the Harry Potter series which I once swore I'd never read. I loved the 3rd & 4th movies but until I was stuck w/ no place to go after having foot surgery, I didn't fully appreciate how rich the world JK Rowling has created.
I have a list of other authors that I impatiently await their new work to be released every year: Laurell K Hamilton, JD Robb, Charlaine Harris, Mary Janice Davidson (funny stuff), Janet Evanovich, (recently added) Vicki Pettersson, probably more that i just can't remember.
07-06-2007 08:42 PM
I kept seeing Kim's books at the library, picked one up, read the back and put it down. 2 months later, picked it up and never put it down!! Best thing I ever did, reading-wise. Since that time, I have hooked 3 more people on 'the hollows' and will continue to pass my books around to get out the word.
Kim, you are amazing and like everyone else, I can't wait for March 08. Harry Potter who? *VBG*
On a personal note, I work, volunteer, have a disabled husband, 3 kids, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 turtle and a PASSION for reading. Sometimes to the exclusion of everything else. Books are my escape! (shhhh don't tell anyone!)
Tina in S FL
viva la tomato
07-06-2007 09:35 PM
My journey to the Hollows was a long one and I just got there a few months ago. Oddly enough, my trip started with the Sci-Fi channel last year. They were advertising a new show, "The Dresden Files". I loved the idea of a wizard working in modern day Chicago. I started reading all of Jim Butcher's Books and I liked them.
Looking for similar books, I found Charlain Harris and her Southern Vampire mysteries with Sookie Stackhouse. After devouring that series, I wanted more. After a short search on the web, Kim's name popped up.
After reading about half of the first chapter on line, I was hooked and ordered all the books. That was money well spent. Now I am totally addicted. I'm really looking forward to the next book and the up coming collection of short stories.
One of the highlights of my day is to go to her web site and check out her 'Drama Box" in the Questions and Comments section. Many of us have a good time sharing our thoughts with her there and she is kind enough to respond to us. Beware, if you visit there, it is a land full of spoilers. It's best to have read all the books before going there but it's not required, all are welcome.
07-07-2007 05:38 PM
I'm Deb, a pushing-50-hard tech writer by day and novelist as I can sneak it in to the day/night/weekend. I've been a long, long-time fan of Kim's work and as a practicing witch myself, find Rachel wonderful!
I've read everything by Laurell K. Hamilton and was looking for something new when I came across Dead Witch Walking (I absolutely could not pass up a title like that!) while on a horrendous business trip -- it turned out to be the only good part of that trip. I've gone on to read all of Kim's other books and continue with Laurell's also. Recently, I've added Kelley Armstrong's books to my reading lists; very good.
This is my first online book group, so this ought to be fun.
07-08-2007 12:48 AM
AmberZ or on Kim's site Amber in SC. I'm a huge fan of Kim's work, the hollows have been a friend to me on a lot of business trips and some great escapes on real world bad days. I typically read the genre and love other authors like Kelley Armstrong, Lyndsay Sands, oh and a new fave of mine is Vikki Pettersson. See a pattern? I try not to limit myself but most of the authors I read are women. I'm not sure why, really I don't mean for it to happen but other than Hans Christian Andersen as a child women authors have been my favorite reads. A friend of mine introduced me to KH's work a few years ago and I've been hooked ever since!
07-08-2007 11:38 AM
My name is Alexandra, and I have been a fantasy reader from conception. I am proud to say that I have been reading the series ever since Dead Witch Walking hit the shelves. I am so glad that such a rich and vibrant story didn't get left behind the wayside on the road of lost books. Many times I have read a truly extraordinary book only to be dissapointed when a sequel never hit the shelves. I was enchanted by the whole concept of
I am an aspiring novelist, but then again, who isn't? I'm a current college student working towards getting my BFA. I have so many favorite authors, so if I forget any, please excuse me: Kim Harrison of course, Charles de Lint (all of his work are must-reads), Laurell K Hamilton (the early work...and ONLY the early work), Charlaine Harris, Kelly Armstrong, Diana W. Jones, Christopher Paolini, Tamora Pierce, Patrica E. Wrede, Diane Duane, Mindy L. Klasky, J.K Rowlings, Barb and J. Hendee, Patricia Brigss...and many...many more.
07-09-2007 08:34 AM
*Stands aside to let the next member introduce him/herself*
07-09-2007 10:07 AM
My name is Diane. I'm a transplanted Upstate NYer now living in sultry SC. I'm an avid reader of anything that grabs my attention. I was introduced to Kim's work through a mutual friend and then to the woman herself, so, not only am I a Kimiholic, I'm blessed to have her call me friend.
Adored by those who know her, fascinated by those who don't, she is an amazing individual!!
P.S. She doesn't let me know what's going to happen either!!!
07-09-2007 11:22 AM
I am the mother of three boys (one of whom is currently in basic training even as I type, and the youngest is just starting first grade!) who keep me hopping. I am also mom to a dog named Bobbi and a cat named JellyBellyBean.
07-09-2007 02:49 PM
07-09-2007 04:52 PM
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.”
07-09-2007 05:37 PM
Two years later, I've read every book at least 3 times and can't stop thinking of Rachel and the gang in every aspect of life. It's funny, I'll be in the elevator on vacation and think, "Tink's panties, I wish Jenks was here so he could take care of that annoying music." Not that I'm obsessed or anything.
Love, trust and pixy dust!