Friday, June 29, 2007

in the nick of time...

Finally finished my June selection, Kiss Me, Kill Me by Ann Rule, for The Non-Fiction Five Challenge. This was the one book I picked for this challenge that I figured I'd whip right through. Wrong. Took me nearly the entire month. Maybe partially because I was reading other books at the same time, but mostly I think it was because this book just didn't grab me.

I've been wondering a lot about why I enjoy reading true crime to start with. I mean it just somehow seems quite morbid, doesn't it? Obviously it's not because I "like" crime. The best I can come up with is that aside from being a Mommy (which I am blessed to be) and having a career in art (which I was never talented enough for), the only two other fields which really interested me were psychology and detective work. True crime novels, at least the good ones (and this is just my opinion, of course), involve both of these.

And this may be why I didn't really enjoy this particular book. Kiss Me, Kill Me is one of Ann Rule's "crime file" series. I've read several of her books in the past, but I think I've come to realize that it's the books that are entirely about one case that really capture my attention. They provide a much better opportunity to get deep into the psychology of the people involved, as well as a much broader look at the efforts of law enforcement.

Anyway, I'm happy to have finished up my second book for the challenge...I'm actually still on course to finish this one on time. Don't worry, I'm definitely not getting cocky here...I realize I have plenty of time left to fail. LOL


Joy said...

Hi Debi! Sorry this one wasn't all that great. Hopefully your next one will be better. :)

kreed said...

I like true crime, too. i seem to go through pahses with it and read a bunch and then lay off it for a while. I also watched "Cold Case Files" on A & E faithfully for a while. It is just so interesting to me to get an insight into that "criminal mind".

Dawn said...

I'm sorry the book wasn't all you'd hoped it would be. I'm a big fan of crime shows, though I don't think in "real" life I would like it that much. Being a bit detached is good sometimes :) I hope you enjoy your next book more.

take care,