Well, would ya look at that, it's a brand new month. Here's what the reading week looked like for me...
I only finished one book, but it was an epic fantasy and kind of long. Then I started an anthology and those are usually pretty hefty. Now I'm reading a suspense. Loads of reading, but not a lot of finishing.
Downloaded five new ebooks - a humorous novel, a historical mystery, a fantasy, and a mystery. Plus, I still have a mystery, two fantasies, a suspense, and a steampunk to read in addition to those new books. Nine total again. No new hardcopies.
46) The Passage of Kings
by Anant V. Goswami (5/26/19) - Fantasy*# - 3 stars. New to me and few
reviews. Picked up for free off the Freebooksy newsletter.
review. But if you make me read all the way to the end, I have to leave
a ranking. Yeah, I know, I don't usually finish books under four
stars. It had four stars right until the end, when it didn't actually
end. It had a kind of 'see what happens next in the next book'
message. Nothing got wrapped up even a little, which lost it a star for
me. Even in an ongoing series, you've gotta have some kind of
resolution of something. I had a feeling this was going to
happen about 85% of the way through the book when the author started
introducing new characters in a different area of the world, but at 85%,
you gotta finish the book. Gah, and even if I was inclined to buy the
next book, it ain't out yet. Pisses me off no end. Makes me want to go
back and delete a star. (But I won't because I felt bad enough leaving
a 3 star ranking.) Note to authors: Do not piss off readers this way.
5/30/19 - Mystery. It felt like the author was spending too much time trying to impress me with how snarky they could be. Oh, I like me some snark, but it's gotta feel natural and this felt forced.
Currently reading... A SF anthology from the 1950s. About midway through, I took a break and dipped into the Kindle. Which is where I DNF'd that book and then picked up one of the suspenses I had left to read. So far, the suspense is pretty good.
What happened in your reading week?
Finished LotR. Still as good as I remember, even with the racism and sexism. A product of its time.ReplyDelete
DNFd a mystery (I think?) with Poe as a character. I got soooo tired of the MC saying "How guilty I feel now" trying to raise tension in a humdrum novel. I'll put up with a bit of slow, but not fake angst, especially when it's obvious the only decent character in the whole mess has to die. Ick.