All right people. I am here to crawl out beneath 8 (!) unwritten book reviews. Woof! I’m not sure if I’ve ever been this behind before in my history as a Cannonballer. Why the hiatus? Well, I am working on writing my own book (!!) and thinking I should prioritize THAT writing over THIS WRITING but spoiler, I haven’t done great at either. So I’m going to refocus and remember that practicing writing IS working on my book (just from sideways) so book reviews “count” in the cosmic scale of getting things done. I’m going to be looking at that sweet sweet word count to GET. IT. DONE. (I mean, this stream of consciousness journal-like entry has me at like 1o0 words but I guess I need to talk about the book. Oopsie woopsies).
So, Dresden Files! What a journey! This has been an entirely audio experience for me and I wouldn’t have it any other way, with the gravelly voice of James Marsters (Buffy’s Spike) in my ears as Harry Dresden, I am loving the journey. Oh gosh. Does he do the whole series?! I will be crestfallen if not! (Tell me if you know that he doesn’t. Wait. Don’t tell me). Anyhoo, at this point in my delayed reviews I am already two more books down the line, having completed the 7th book and also presently well into the 8th, so that’s a review in and of itself that these are a fun addictive romp. I wouldn’t qualify this series as “can’t put down” because I don’t think the stories themselves are that kind of compelling, but would instead rank them as “a joy to go back to.” They remind me in many ways of the Sookie Stackhouse Tru Blood series, but a better written, less sexy version, with a male protagonist where the action is more about the world itself, and less about his romanctic encounters.
I was told by other Cannonballers that books six is where the ante is upped, and they weren’t lying. Things are revealed that made me run, not walk, to the CBR Facebook page to look for OH MY GOSH I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT HAPPENED moral support. Plus, Harry has to go undercover on the set of a porno film to stop a curse and I mean that’s just a fun and funny setting for his hijinks. The pun-tendres (my portmanteau of puns and double entendres) almost write themselves. I’m eager to continue on, obviously, as I’m already two books down the line, and recommend this series to anyone looking for a good time with a non-academic series.