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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Don’t you love books too?

Aaah, a good book when you are tucked up somewhere warm on a cold night, what could be nicer? I’ve just finished reading “A Quilters Holiday”, another in the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverini. And just today, I’ve picked up “The Aloha Quilt” by this author from our public library. I enjoy these quilt novels, with their gentle twists and turns, telling of the ups and downs of the characters lives. I certainly feel I know all these people in the quilt novels, as I have followed their stories from the very first novel.

I love other books too. Anything about the Tudor royals is pounced on and devoured. There is something about that period in history that I just can’t get enough of, with the lives of Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn entwined with Henry. And not forgetting Bloody Mary and Elizabeth, and their love/hate relationship.

But…… to tell the truth, I really love to read books about serial killers. Books by the likes of James Patterson, Karen Rose, and Mo Hayder. I love the twists and turns of psychological thrillers, the dastardly deeds, with the detectives and the profilers working against the clock to stop these monsters from striking again. Wonder what my reading preference says about me? I wrote a poem about this subject a wee while ago. Do tell me what you think.

There's a killer in the moonlight, ties a cord of silk around

A slim young neck and then, pulls tight, without a sound

There’s a killer in the moonlight, with a knife he cuts and thrusts

The victim falls down bleeding, all his dreams have turned to dust

The killer trains in moonlight, when blue skies turn to dark

He’s waiting for his next one, to come walking through the park

So be careful in the moonlight, when you're out there all alone

You don’t know who is watching, keeping silent as a stone

But if I seem obsessed, with the killer and his deed

Just blame the public library, and all the books I read!


Shirley said...

Great poem Jenny. I like a vivid imagination.
Thank you for your kind comments on my selvage quilt.

FlourishingPalms said...

What a darling poem! You've captured the spirit of your love of mysteries... though at first I thought I might be afraid of YOU!

I love writing little ditties - as I call them. You sure have a knack for it!

Lis Harwood said...

I enjoyed your poem! Nice twist at the end after building all that tension! I enjoy the Elm Creek series too but am currently reading Philippa Gregory's The White Queen - Yorks v Lancasters, a well researched historical novel.

quiltinbysea said...

Bit of a blood and gore fan myself, love the poem.

Leeann said...

I love crime novels too. Have your read any Michael Connelly? I think 'The Poet' is one of his first. Really good and there are a lot of them. He has a Dective Harry Bosh, and an FBI agent can't think of his name at the moment. Some books are just one character and then in other books they work the case together. Theres a list of his books here,


MaryAlice said...

I love mysteries also - Have you read any Greg Isles? Also my husband and I like Faye Kellerman (she writes about a Jewish woman detective, so there is a lot of Jewish rituals included) and her husband Jonathan Kellerman. I live in Memphis, Tennesse, USA so it is so hot here now. Every day this week it is 95, 98,97,nothing lower than 95 and at night stays around 80's. So we are staying in the a/c, reading and sewing, etc.