Not the best of reading weeks again. I kept trying to find something to read, though. Hard going and I am beginning to despair of finding anything new. In times like these, I resort to old standbys, so don't be surprised to see me hitting the old crime paperbacks on next week's wrap-up.
No new ebooks. I did stop at a thrift store, though, and came home with four paperbacks - All Things Wise and Wonderful, an Agatha Christie for the collection, another Helen McInnes, and a Nelson DeMille (who a friend of mine has recommended, so we'll see).
91) Last Call for Peregrine Walpole by Steven Elvy (9/30/19) - Mystery*# - 4 stars. New to me and underappreciated. Free off the 'Kindle Krazy! Authors Actively Seeking Readers' FB group.
I loved the nostalgia and the name dropping of all those older actors
and roles was fun. Not the sharpest mystery, but it was a good
distraction and the whodunnit was pretty well hidden until the reveal."
10/3/19 - a women's fiction 33c hardcover. I didn't actually start this. I read the jacket copy and decided I wasn't in the mood, so I set it aside.
10/3/19 - Cozy mystery. Free. The heroine was too stupid to live. I realize she had to be a little stupid for the premise to work, but come on.
10/2/19 - Suspense. 33c hardcover. One in a series I have enjoyed in the past, but I think this one was so far past what I've already read it was meaningless to me and so far along in the series that I think the author was looking for ways to make it fresh and interesting but just fell flat.
9/29/19 - MG Adventure. 17c. Yeah, not what I thought it was going to be when I picked it up at the thrift store.
9/28/19 - SF. Free. Yeah, it didn't resolve the whole thing I was talking about on Sunday with the lack of a clear protagonist or a solid idea of who to root for in this galactic war by the time I reached 22%. Very well written otherwise, though. It felt bad about DNFing it, but I couldn't find anything to make me care. =o(
Currently reading... a strange paranormal thing. Amazon has it in Paranormal/UF and Dark Fantasy. It's kind of enthralling, even if I can't really put my finger on what it is. I was over halfway through by bedtime last night, so I should finish it today. If I don't throw it up against a proverbial wall, that is. We'll see what the author does with it. I really hope it finishes well.
How did your reading week go? Anything good?