Finished reading: 01. Non-fiction (04-Feb-2010) 02. "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer (14-Feb-2010) 03. Non-fiction (14-Feb-2010) 04. "If Angels Burn" by Lynn Viehl (22-Feb-2010) 05. "Private Demon" by Lynn Viehl (24-Feb-2010) 06. "Way of the Cheetah" by Lynn Viehl (27-Feb-2010) 07. "Dark Need" by Lynn Viehl (27-Feb-2010) 08. "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman (03-Mar-2010) 09. "Night Lost" by Lynn Viehl (13-Feb-2010) 10. "Evermore" by Lynn Viehl (15-Feb-2010) 11. "Twilight Fall" by Lynn Viehl 12. "Stay the Night" by Lynn Viehl (05-Mar-2010) 13. "Nicht wie bei Räubers" by Ursula Marc ("Tom the Robber Boy") (27-April-2010) 14. Non-fiction (20-May-2010) 15. --
I loved reading those Viehl books although I tended to skim the bad guy sections. More side arcs than I cared about. I listened to the Graveyard book (well read) on audible. I guess it was for children, but very scary- I liked it though.
To my big surprise I enjoyed reading the Darkin books very much. It was funny how the beginning was always the worst, I mean, bloodiest part of the books. And I only skimmed the sex scenes. I don't like graphic descriptions about sex in any book.
The Graveyard Book was strange. It was like reading fanfiction, because the parallels to The Jungle Book were so strong, were too strong. It was simply an AU-rewrite of the Jungle Book (AU = another universe). Because of that I stopped reading it for half a year or longer, until I forced myself to finish it. Luckily the ending was different enough from the Jungle Books that I could enjoy it again.
But then again it is written by a story telling master, no doubt about that. No fanfiction, no matter how really good some of them are, comes even near Gaiman's mastership at storytelling, so that created a weirdly mixed reading experience for me: On one hand it's "just" a fanfiction (how disappointing! even all the stories in it were just copied from one universe to the other -.-), but on the other hand it is written masterfully and if I wouldn't know the original story so well I'd be amazed at the ideas and images and the whole story. But since I knew the original fairly well it was just a amazingly well written fanfiction/rewrite of the Jungle Books.