Kilgallen Kilgallen's Comments (member since Mar 03, 2011)

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Jun 17, 2013 06:41PM

29900 I just recieved my advanced readers copy of The Dream Thieves-book 2 of the Raven Cycle. Pretty excited to get it read!
Nov 16, 2012 06:00PM

29900 I really enjoyed Shadow of Night. It is epic in its scope with lots of new characters. I found it to be just as good as "discovery" and will certainly be reading the trilogy's conclusion when it is avalible.
29900 My choice of genres is vast but I do spend a lot of time dwelling in the paranormal realm. I prefer my paranormal to be light on the romance and heavy on the action. I also read a lot of horror and have recently picked up some fun "cozy" mystery books. I have a background in early childhood education and can't help but make some connections between the fairy tales that many children grow up on and the poularity of adult fairy tales in the form of the paranormal and horror genres. I also find it intresting that so many of the main characters in paranormal are strong witty intelligent and most importantly.... WOMEN. Horror on the other hand still tends to focus on the weak female characters needing to be saved.
Ereaders (46 new)
Sep 21, 2012 08:07AM

29900 I use my e-reader a lot but I am still a sucker for a "real" paper book. I frequent both types of book stores more often then my husband or my bank account tend to appreciate. lol
29900 I am not a published author (yet!) but have been writing short stories for many many years in a variety of creative writing arenas. I personally love reading and writing short stories! When I need to be really challenged I give flash fiction a go. I have to tell you it is exhausting to write flash!

The only time I am disappointed by short fiction is when I think I am purchasing a full length novel only to find out that it only has 20 pages.....can be a bit of a let down.
May 10, 2012 07:06PM

29900 I was not terribly impressed by the first book in the series but I am almost finished the second and I am finding it much more enjoyable. Glad I didn't give up on the series.
May 01, 2012 07:00PM

29900 @ Timothy...if we are sticking to just the two "lables"

I would consider the Vampire chronicles to be more urban fantasy than paranormal romance.
Apr 13, 2012 08:34PM

29900 I just started the "Sandman Slim" series by Richard Kadrey and it is really good. Very much UF. Dirty, gritty in your face UF!!!
The Raven (7 new)
Apr 05, 2012 10:13PM

29900 i agree....very intresting!
Feb 29, 2012 11:06AM

29900 I just finished "Working Stiff" the first book in Rachel Caine's Revivalist series. I really liked the main character, Bryn. She is very strong but not so kick ass as to be unbelievable. There was a love intrest story line but I would not describe it as a paranormal romance.....more urban fantasy.
29900 I said it before and I will say it again....forbidden fruit is always the sweetest and most desired. I know that when I was a kid if someone, be it parental authority or "other", had told me I could not read something I would have found a way to read it in secret. I was not a "bad" kid...just very curious. lol.
Jan 25, 2012 07:09PM

29900 woot woot....I seem to be back in business!!!!
Jan 25, 2012 08:35AM

29900 Well at least I am not the only one having issues! I would love to be able to check my settings but that toggle button won't work either. Oh and when I hit the post button to share this message it will kick me out of the group page and back to home. Perhaps this is not a Good reads day. lol. I have sent an e-mail to the site admin. Hopfully I will get an answer soon. I would hate to go into GR withdrawls!!!
Jan 25, 2012 08:16AM

29900 Still no ratings on my books! The system will not let me add any ratings and now I can not open my "notificatons"....arghhhhhhh!!!!
Jan 24, 2012 07:05PM

29900 When I signed into goodreads today all of my ratings were gone???? The books I have read were still there but none of my "stars" were visable??? has this happened to anyone else?
29900 My parents never censored my reading materials. I in turn never told my own children, now 17 and 19 years old, what they could or could not read.

I know as a child nothing would have made me more apt to read a book then if I had been told that I was not allowed to. Forbidden fruit is always the sweetest after all.
Jan 21, 2012 05:00PM

29900 I enjoy paranormal books because I have always been attracted to ghosts, and witches, and vampires, and ghouls, and....well you get the idea. :) I also read a lot of horror. Paranormal is a nice break from horror without getting too far from my monsters.
Jan 19, 2012 09:36AM

29900 When I am defining a books genre and I am looking at UF or PNR I will gage how much of the story was based on romance or sex. PNR is ultimatly romance or erotica with a paranormal element. UF might have a love intrest but it seems to be secondary to the other story lines. And setting of UF guessed it....urban! :)
Jan 06, 2012 10:20AM

29900 I liked First Grave....and consumed I mean read it in a day. The take on the "reaper" is one that I have not experienced before and was a great spin. The only thing I didn't really like about the novel was the seemingly huge cast of characters. I found some of the side plots and characters were not allowed to fully develop but maybe they are featured more in the next books in the series?
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Dec 13, 2011 07:19PM

29900 @Keryl- I really like to collect my favorite authors in "real" print rather then e-book format. I have bookshelves to fill. :)
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