Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday Reading Wrap-up - 4/27/19

Not a lot going on in the reading this week.  I was busy making progress on the editing.

I had 6 unread new ebooks left on my Kindle - two SF, a suspense, an UF, a chick-lit suspense*, and a romance.  One of the SF I paid full price for, the rest were free. Then I picked up 3 more freebies - historical suspense, SF with a F twist, and UF. 

Book Read:

34) My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara (4/23/19) - MG Coming of Age - 5 stars.  New to me, but not underappreciated.  Picked this up in hardcover for $1 at the thrift store to add to my old-book collection.
Review: "Definitely a must-read for just about any kid. And pretty much a must-read for adults, too. Positive story, positive ending - although I was a little afraid Ms. O'Hara was going to let me down at several points along the way. She didn't, though, and whew. I would've hated this book if she had let me down. I only wish I'd read this decades ago."

33) Blues, Butterflies, and Murder by LouLou Harrington (4/20/19) - Cozy Mystery*# - 5 stars.  New to me and underappreciated as far as reviews go.  (Less than 50 on Amazon and Goodreads.)  Got this as a freebie off the ENT newsletter.
Review: "Picked this up on a whim not paying attention to the fact that it was a #5 and I hadn't read the first 4. But I read it anyway. There were a few things I probably could've benefited from by reading the other books, but all in all, this stood alone quite well. And it made me want to go back and read the other books when I have the time and money. Loads of fun, but with heart. Good mystery. Great characters."

No DNFs this week.

I'm currently reading a SF I picked up last month.  So far, so good.  We'll see.

What have you been reading lately?   

*Don't ask me about chick-lit suspense.  That's how it was marketed.

1 comment:

  1. I'm still in the midst of the BDB read/listen. The books are getting easier for me to read. Doing a marathon read like this, I can see how the author "evolved" in her style and voice into something I find easier to read. The current book "The Shadows" is breaking a lot of rules--PSST, of the heroines dies. Read any review and that's spelled out. In other books, there was a deus ex machina moment which made things right (mostly.) I don't get the feeling that's going to happen with this book. Also, a surprise twist wasn't that much of a surprise and an expected twist, but I'm still invested in the book so it's all good. I did grab a SF romance on KU on my Kindle--"Spacer's Cinderella." It sounded intriguing and I kept reading through the whole "Look inside" preview. I enjoy a good SciFi. It's on the TBR pile, probably the first book I'll grab after I finish BDB. I only have like 10 books to go after the current book. LOLOL I need to get on that.