Hello again. Not a great week for actually finishing books.
Great week for buying books, though. I went to the local St. Vinny's and discovered they'd gotten a bunch of book donations in. Someone donated a whole bunch of Vince Flynn novels, which I scooped up. (Only bought 2 that I already had, so that's a win.) Got a Bradbury hardcover and a Robert Parker hardcover. Found another awesome Phyllis Whitney. Picked up an old copy of Life with Father/Life with Mother by Clarence Day. (If you've never seen the movie Life with Father, it's a hoot.) And a Tolkien. Oh, and Follett's big thick historical sequel - Winter of the World.
I also downloaded one new ebook. It's a quirky thing that Amazon is listing as hard-boiled crime, but it's got some SF/F elements, so we'll see.
Now, onto my less than stellar reading week...
86) A Matter of Love and Death by Caron Albright (11/30/18) - Historical Cozy Mystery*# - 5 stars. New to me and underappreciated. $2.99.
Fun mystery with a bit of romance and plenty of interesting historical
bits. Mostly about Australia, of course, but that's part of the allure. I
loved Jack and Frances, and all the characters. Definitely worth a
DNF 11/27/18 - Paranormal Cozy Mystery. 99c. Meh. I couldn't connect with the MC and it had some premise problems I couldn't get past. Then she added a new character who didn't make any sense to me.
DNF 11/26/18 - Thriller. Picked this up on a whim while it was free, so no great loss. Other than time spent. Dropped it at about 40%. I made more allowances for this one than I usually would because it was a translation from another language. After a while, though, enough was enough. It was interesting, but at the rate it was going, I realized I wasn't going to be able to give it more than 3 stars, and that's my limit for continuing. I think I'll stick to England and her colonies from now on.
I'm currently reading Robert Parker's High Profile. Oddly enough, I've never read Parker before. In fact, I thought I'd bought a Raymond Chandler until I went back and looked. It's a Jesse Stone one. I've watched a few of the TV movies, so it's no big deal that I'm starting with book #6. Except I keep picturing the MC as Tom Selleck. :shrug:
And that's my reading week. What did yours look like?
Well...of course you do! I can't imagine Jesse Stone looking like anyone else. LOLReplyDelete
I can't remember where I left off last week. I think I was rereading Jayne Castle's Harmony SciFi/Paranormal series. Well, re-listening to them anyway. Then the library pinged and the audio book I had a hold one dropped into my app. HEARTSTONE by Elle Katherine White. It's sort of Pride and Prejudice with dragons, wyverns, and other magical things. I'd won a copy of the second book, DRAGON SHADOW, from the publisher and wanted to reaquaint myself with the world. I'd read the first book for a contest and thought highly of it. I had an extra Audible credit so I went ahead and dropped it on the audio version of DS. I'm enjoying it, though it's dragging a bit. When I get done with it, I'll pick up the Harmony series where I left off.
And that's my reading week.