Saturday, February 29, 2020

Saturday Reading Wrap-up - 2/29/20

Hello again!  It was an okay week for reading.  Nothing really bonza or anything, but okay.

I have two unread ebooks left from earlier in the month.  I guess it's time to start scanning the newsletters for free books again.   No new hardcopies, but I have tons to keep me busy if I can't find any ebooks to wow me.

Books read:

20) Love & Order by Elsie Davis (2/23/20) - Romance*# - 5 stars.  New to me and underappreciated.  Picked this one up for free off the Robin Reads newsletter.
Review: "A sweet little romance that hits all the right notes - kids, a dog, cookies... with a hot hero and a lovable heroine. It's all good stuff right there."
Note: Listed on Amazon in the Christian Romance category, but religion didn't come into this one at all, so I'm not sure how they hit that list.  :shrug:

19) The Twisted Thing by Mickey Spillane (2/22/20) - Hard-boiled Crime - 5 stars.  Mickey Spillane is my crack.  I've had this one for years, so no clue what I paid for it or where I got it.  I've got the unread Spillane on rationing, so I have a chance at not running out before I find more old paperbacks of his.
No review.  It's Mickey.  You either get him or you don't and nothing I say will change anyone's minds.


2/26/20 - suspense - free.  The mystery was fairly interesting and there was a good amount of suspense, but when the author threw yet another plot twist at me, after a host of others that all seemed unrelated to the central plot, I'd had enough.  Maybe they'll tie it all together in the last 40%, but I couldn't see how without a huge info-dump or a series of major cliffhangers.  Kind of irritated it took me until 60% in to realize I'd been slapped around enough on this one.  

2/22/20 - YA fantasy - free.  Started out okay, but it tripped one of my pet peeves.  Close book, move on.

Currently reading...  Lord God Made Them All - the last of the James Herriot books.  I'll be sad when it's over.

What have you been reading lately?

1 comment:

  1. I just finished book 45 of my GR challenge, even though it shows 46 books. For some reason, I have a double showing up. Silly glitch. Anyway, not reading anything new or underappreciated this week. I listened to 6 books in the Kate Daniels series. Started MAGIC RISES this morning. This series is a comfort read for me, and it's my 4th time through so....

    Maybe something new will pop up this coming week. I'm #2 on the hold list for the new Nalini Singh mystery series. I'm not sure about it, hence the library hold rather than buying it.

    Off to work. Those words aren't going to write themselves!

    Pssst. Hope you get to go fishing...