Saturday, October 12, 2019

Saturday Reading Wrap-up - 10/12/19

Sometimes, despite going through a lot of books I didn't find worth finishing, I discover one that makes me remember why I pick up unknown to me authors.  So I'll keep doing it.

Last weekend, I picked up 6 new ebooks - mystery, romance, 2 paranormal mysteries, political thriller, and thriller. 

Books Read:

95) Billy Blacksmith: The Demonslayer by Ben Ireland (10/10/19) - MG UF*# - 5 stars.  New to me and underappreciated.  Free off the Book Barbarian newsletter.
Review: "I really enjoyed this. Good characters, good premise, good ending. I think any kid would like reading this and plenty of adults would, too. The names got a little confusing at one point - one character has the same last name as another character's first name - but other than having to re-read a few passages, it didn't harm the story."

94) Sea Siege by Andre Norton (10/8/19) - SF/Post Apocalyptic - 4 stars.  Again, not either new nor underappreciated.  I've had this one for ages, but never read it before.
No review.

 93) Sad Cypress by Agatha Christire (10/6/19) - Mystery - 5 stars.  Umm, Agatha Christie, so not new or underappreciated.  Thrift store find - 25c.
No review.

92) Corruption of Identity by Jonathan Small (10/5/19) - Paranormal Suspense?*# - 5 stars.  New to me and way underappreciated, but I think I understand why.  It's a hard enough to classify book that some readers might not be willing to give it a chance.  Their loss, but unfortunately a loss for the author, too.  Which would suck.  Free off Freebooksy.
Review: "Not exactly sure what to call this book, except a phenomenally good read with an awesome ending."
Note: Seriously.  Phenomenally good.  I wasn't sure it would be, but it was.


10/5/19 - Paranormal Mystery.  Free.  Gah.  I was really enjoying this until the whole 'humans are inherently stupid and evil lesser beings who are ruining the world, but I need your help and you're the only one who can save my child'.  If you're so awesome and superior and magical, save your kid your own damn self.  Actually, I would've kept reading if the MC had said that, but he was all lame and ineffectual, so I'm not sure how he could've saved anyone.  Blerg.

Currently reading...  a political thriller by Stephen Coonts.  Oddly enough, I've never read Coonts before.  So far, so good.

What was up in your reading world this week?

1 comment:

  1. My listening pleasure has slowed down this week and I'm returning to previously enjoyed books because nothing new caught my attention. I'm at 207 total books for the year, which puts me 13 ahead of my goal of 250. I'm currently on a relisten of the Colorado series by Kristen Ashley. Not unknonw, definitely not underappreciated. Luckily, the library as the audio books so free. They're all 4 stars and a reader has to appr;eciate and understand Ashley's "voice." Some of her series are crack for me but they aren't for everyone. Lots of angst and very sexy, with heroes who aren't exactly anti, but they aren't white knights, either.

    I haven't read the Andre Norton either. Which is weird because I truly thought I'd read every book she ever wrote. I'll have to search for this one.

    Happy reading.