Hello. Sorry I'm late. I forgot to finish this and schedule it last night.
Welcome to the Saturday Reading Wrap-up. If you've been here
before, you know how this goes. If you're new, this is where I wrap-up
all the book stuffs from the week before. (For a complete list of all
the books I've read this year, go here.)
It was a DNF-o-rama for me this week - every day a new DNF until I picked up an Agatha Christie to cleanse my reading palate. Then another DNF. But despite the depressing nature of DNFs, I did pick up some new ebooks - romance, SF, fantasy. There's always hope.
15) The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie (2/13/20) - Mystery Short Stories - 5 stars. Picked up at the thrift store 8/$1 last November.
No review. You all know how I feel about Christie.
14) The Hungry Gun by Steve Thurman (2/8/20) - Western# - 5 stars. Never heard of the author or the book, and apparently neither has pretty much anyone else.
excellent western I picked up at the thrift store. I'm a little sad
that it was so unheard of that I had to make a Goodreads listing for it,
because it deserves more people to love it. It's filled with plenty of
twists and turns, romance and excitement, and a mystery to thrill even
the biggest mystery fans like myself. The revelations at the end... I
never saw those last pieces of the puzzle until they fell into place."
2/13/20 - UF - free. From the start, I got the distinct feeling that I was too old and square for this book and the more I read, the older and squarer I felt. Anyway, it had a very hip (do they even use the word 'hip' anymore?) and trendy feel to it that made me feel every inch of the fifty that's creeping up on me. Don't need more of that. Bleh.
2/11/20 - mystery that I picked up for 25c at the thrift store. It sounded cute, but it was meh. Into the pile to go to St. Vinny's it went.
2/10/20 - thriller with a strange semi-supernatural bent. free. Yeah, it was thrilling and probably would've made a good story without the added supernatural thing, which just made it weird.
2/9/20 - uf/sf/f... huh? - free. It started off pretty good with shady govt characters chasing a girl who had strange powers and then it got weird and ended up on another planet where there were dragons and wizards and magic. It felt like the author was trying too hard to make everything different, but making cows bigger and different colors of the rainbow doesn't really make it different or make me feel like I'm somewhere magical. Maybe magically delicious.
2/8/20 - mystery - free. Gah. You do not need to name each character every time you refer to them - in dialogue or otherwise. And the characters were all juvenile and annoying. I gave up after only a few pages.
Currently reading... a cute paranormal. I can't exactly put my finger on the genre, and I think it's like what they call 'New Adult' since the MC is college aged, but it's a fun story, so I don't really mind not being able to pigeonhole it.
How was your reading luck this week?