Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saturday Reading Wrap-up - 1/19/19

Hello again.

Hmm... I picked up one new ebook - a paranormal romance.  I still have 4 ebooks left from my new year book downloading spree.

Let's see what the week in reading was like, eh?

 7) Shoot to Kill by Brett Halliday (1/17/18) - - Hard-boiled Crime - 5 stars.  Not new to me, but definitely underappreciated.  I've had this for years in my pulp crime novel collection.  I'm slowly making my way through them all.  (Not slow enough, though, I'm running out.)
Review: "Mike Shayne novels are always good."

6) House Party Murder Rap by Sonia Parin (1/16/19) - Historical Mystery*# - 5 stars.  New to me and underappreciated.  On sale for 99c.  Don't remember where I found the ad for it.
Review: "Fun little mystery, especially if you enjoy the time period."

5) A Tiger's Gift by Ariel Marie (1/13/18) - Paranormal Romance* - 5 stars.  New to me, but not underappreciated.  Picked this up during a freebie.  Can't remember from where - I think one of the marketing newsletters.
Review: "Fun paranormal with a shifter twist - tigers. Good romance with the whole secret baby plot. And the big cat power struggle twist for tension. Definitely a 5-star read. For my friends who like spicy, this is right up your alley."

4) Thieves' Honor by David Combs (1/13/19) - Fantasy*# - 5 stars.  New to me and underappreciated.  I don't remember where I picked this up.  Probably one of the book marketing newsletters.  Maybe FB.  Got it during a 99c sale.
Review: "Three men who seem totally unlikely as any kind of heroes thrown together on a quest when they pretty much can't stand each other. But they will become heroes. And friends. Add in a vampire serial killer turned megalomaniac and you've got some awesome stuff going on there. Not your typical fantasy novel, but one that took me back to my old gaming days and left me satisfied. Unfortunately, the book does have editing flaws, but they're easy enough to ignore. If a good story is your goal, this is the book to read.

Of course, there were a couple things in the story I wished hadn't happened. But despite not wanting them to happen, I guess they had to or the story wouldn't have been right. And this story was right."

DNF - 1/17/18 - I was trying to decide what to read next and grabbed a compilation of Bradbury short stories.  Got partway through the first story.  Umm...  Totally not in the brain space for that at the time.  It's back on the shelf for another day.


I finally decided to read All Creatures Great and Small on Thursday night, so I'm working on that right now.  Considering how into animals I've always been - I was once leaning toward becoming a veterinarian - I can't believe it's taken me this long to pick up this book.  I'm glad I'm reading it now instead of when I was younger, though.  All the years of watching Dr. Pol has made the terminology easier.  ;o)

What reading were you up to last week?

1 comment:

  1. I snagged a couple of your recommendations. Haven't gotten to them yet. I'm listening to a series (Uncertain Saints MC) by a new-to-me author, but not under appreciated. Her disregard for actual police/law procedure is truly cringeworthy but I care enough about the characters and the occasional giggle-inducing line that I've perserved. I'm on the last one now, all of them from either my Audible Romance package (free to listen with subscription) or the library. Not sure I'd listen if I had to pay for them. Most of them are 3/4 stars.

    Read one I dinged with a two star. It was...some of the worst editing I've come across. Still, I finished it because I cared about one of the characters. It was supposed to be the 1st book in the series but there have been no further books from this author in 2 years. I'd give the next book a go if it ever comes out, though I will probably have forgotten I read the first by that time, if ever.

    Finished up my re-listen to A. Zaverelli's Boston Underworld series. I've read/listened to them before but did a re-listen to catch up with the two newest books, THIEF, and CONOR. Enjoyed both. Obviously not new and most definitely appreciated by many.

    Next up for me is the audio release of an older SciFi/Paranormal romance by Jayne Castle, ORCHID. I'm happy she's releasing some of her older backlist in audio. This is the 3rd in a trilogy. I listened to the first two earlier in the month and late December. After that, not sure what I'll grab. There're some books coming out over the next few weeks that will "require" a re-listen to at least the previous book. This is what happens when an author releases books in my favorite series a year apart. LOL

    At the moment, I'm 21 books into my 250=book challenge, which puts me 8 books ahead of Goodread's scheudle. LOL