Recently I was asked about what I was reading and realized I was reading two really good books--Nalini Singh's Archanel's Kiss, the second in her archangel series and Anita Blake's Cruelian Skies, the eleveth in her vampire hunter series. They're both older books, but a good book is a good book.
I have to admit that I read the first in Nalini's series, so I was right there with her characters. Not the case with Anita's, but it didn't matter. The book stood on it's own merits, and you can bet that I'll be going hunting for those other ten. Not that I don't have enough books to read now as it is. What person doesn't?
I've got to finish Terry Goodkinds' series. Need to find out what happens to Richard and Kahlan. I also realized that I started but never finished Jacwueline Carey's Kushiel series. Bad me.
Each one of these four series contains something compelling for me, the reader. I am thoroughly engaged in the characters and their lives. I guess that's what good writing is all about. Is it alright to be jealous? I wish my pinkie had the talent that these writers have.
I'm sure this question has been asked before, but what are you reading right now? What do you want to read?