Saturday, December 22, 2018

Saturday Reading Wrap-up - 12/22/18

Hello again.  With Unequal out there in the world, I had more time for reading this week.

I picked up one new ebook.  A romance that looked interesting.  No new hardcopies.

93) Murder and the Wanton Bride by Brett Halliday (12/21/18) - Hard-boiled Crime - 5 stars.  Not new to me but if you look at the # of Goodreads reviews for this edition, it seems way underappreciated.  I've owned this one for years, but hadn't read it.
Review: "Another awesome Mike Shayne."

92) Blame the Mistletoe by Dani Collins (12/20/18) - Romance* - 4 stars.  New to me, but not underappreciated.  Free when I downloaded it a couple weeks ago.
Review: "Cute little romance. A little sexier in spots than my taste, but the story was good and the characters were awesome. I was actually hoping it was longer. The story ended at like 53% so I was expecting more story and then it was over. Everything was pretty much wrapped up in the end, but I wanted more."

91) Hand in Glove (Roderick Alleyn #22) by Ngaio Marsh (12/18/18) - Mystery - 4 stars.  Neither new to me nor underappreciated.  Picked up during one of my thrift store binges.  Maybe 50c.
Review: "Interesting whodunnit. Not my amongst my favorites, but enjoyable."

No DNFs.

I have two books left to read by the end of the year.  I think I'll get that done before too long and then I'll start something meaty I won't finish until after 1/1.  I'm thinking The Agony and The Ecstasy.  We'll see.

What did you read last week?


  1. I had to up my count again. I'm a bit over half-way through UNEQUAL. Sadly, I got stalled out because I don't have time to sit, read a little until my eyes blur, break, then sit and read again. :/ Sorry. I'm loving the story and I don't know who the frick to trust! Good on you for the suspense. :) I am listening to quite a few books. Did a quick re-listen to the first two books in Thea Harrison's Moonshadow trilogy (a spin-off in her Elder Races series) leading up to the last book, LIONHEART. LOVED these books. Interesting take on the Authorian legends, with the addition of Robin/Puck, from Shakespeare. Then I went back to listen to PLANET DRAGOS, from her Elder Races world. Now I'm listening to ZINNIA by Jayne Castle. It's the second in an older trilogy of hers, that are sort of precursors to her Harmony series, and tied into her Arcane series. I'll get UNEQUAL finished, hopefully before Christmas but definitely before the end of the year. Expect 5 stars from me!

  2. I liked The Agony and The Ecstasy - 40 years ago. I need to dig it out and read it again.