I have just got back from a deliciously lazy week in Portugal, where I did not trouble myself to do anything except read, eat and lie in the sun! Absolute bliss! Yes I did watch some of the prime moments of the Olympics and talk to my family also but still! I gorged myself on books which is heaven on earth for me!
www.cassandraclare.com, the first of which "City of Bones" I had read in the month prior to my trip - giving me time to visit my local library and borrow the 2 books which followed. I enjoy Harry Potter and all manner of vampire and wereweolf stories, so this book was right up my street, but as I read it I felt strong echoes from Star Wars too! I lap up Supernatural the TV series and loved Constantine [what's not to like about Keanu Reeves all 'kick-ass' and yet on such a self-destructive path?] so I was a 'rapt' audience who had done her homework for most of the legends and concepts.