Welcome to another week of reading. Albeit, not quite the reading extravaganza of previous weeks. I spent the majority of my reading time with DNF books. Bleh. Eh, some weeks are like that.
63) Cambodia Clash (Mack Bolan Executioner #65) by Some Writer (9/7/18) - Action/Adventure - 3 stars. I've read Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan novels. This was not one of them. It had no Goodreads reviews until mine. Bummer.
Not really what I expected from a Mack Bolan novel. Of course, it
wasn't actually written by Don Pendleton, so I should've expected as
much. All the hairy situations Mack found himself in... they just didn't
feel organic. It was like some editor somewhere said 'throw some more
stuff at him', so the writer did. But it felt forced. Anyway, I was
disappointed with this one."
62) Shade Chaser (City of Crows #2) by Clara Coulson (9/3/18) - Urban Fantasy* - 5 stars - No longer new to me and as appreciated as it should be.
Review: "Ooo, even better than the first! These books are freakin' awesome!" (Yeah, not the most eloquent, but when I'm excited, I'm exited. K?)
DNF (9/7/18) - SF. Neither new to me nor underappreciated. This was one of my old Andre Norton paperbacks - Sea Siege. The premise didn't thrill me, but I thought I'd give it a whirl. I got about two pages in and put it back on the shelf.
DNF (9/5/18) - Romance. New to me. Not sure if it was underappreciated because I never checked. Made it through about a quarter of the book. This was one I picked up at the thrift store last time I was there. I didn't quit reading it because it wasn't well written. In fact, it had a lot of things going for it. I stopped reading because it was giving me nightmares of sick children - which probably proves it was well-written. But nightmares are really not what I'm looking for in a romance.
DNF (9/2/18) - Cozy Mystery*. New to me, but had plenty of reviews. I talked about reading this one in last week's wrap-up, but I deleted the title out. If you read it and remember the title, keep it to yourself, please. I'm not out to dent anyone's sales or get blowback for my honest opinion. But yeah, this one had a couple major problems for me. 1) Over-explaining everything, and repeating the same explanations they'd already given. I have a bad memory, but this was ridiculous. 2) A scene where they felt the need to hash over what must've been a hot-button issue for them, or they were going for a virtue-signalling merit badge. And it didn't have anything to do with the plot. At almost 2/3rds of the way through the book. Come on. I was getting close to DNF'ing anyway, but I still wanted to know who the killer was. After that, I really didn't care.
Last night, I started an old Andre Norton paperback. Well, actually, I started two different ones, but the first one wasn't blowing my skirt up, so I put it back and grabbed another one. So far, so good.
Since all the new books on my Kindle are paranormal, I'm setting them aside while I work on Ugly and the Beast. Which is fine. I have plenty of books to read otherwise.
So tell me... Whatcha readin'?