Hi there! Finally a week worthy of your visit!
I didn't get any new ebooks this week, but I did swing by the thrift store. Got a Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker omnibus and an Agatha Christie I didn't already have. Yay. I still have four unread ebooks leftover from before - a suspense, a mystery, and two romances.
Anyway, I'm so glad to be reading again. Yay!
54) The French Fraud by Myrtle Morse, Ruby Loren (10/29/21) - Mystery*# - 5 stars. New to me and at fifty Goodreads reviews, it just meets my criteria for underappreciated. Picked up free from Reading Deals.
Review: "Cute and twisty mystery with plenty of fun stuff and interesting characters."
53) Centaur Aisle (Xanth #4) by Piers Anthony (10/26/21) - Fantasy - 5 stars. Neither new to me not underappreciated. Saw in the book rack at Dollar General for $3 amd just had to snap it up.
Review: "Just as awesome as I remembered it."
52) Canyons of Night by Jayne Castle (10/23/21) - Paranormal Romance* - 5 stars. New to me but not underappreciated. I was given a copy of this by a friend.
Review: "This was a pretty good book. Probably would've been better if I'd read the preceding books, but I can't fault it for that. I enjoyed the characters and the premise was interesting. The plot was solid and I enjoyed the romance. All in all, worthy of five stars."
10/27/21 - free - mystery. The book started out okay. A little reminiscent of a show I watched on Masterpiece Mystery, but passable. Then I got a several paragraph dissertation on how awesome the prisons were in European Country vs how awful actual punishment was elsewhere and moved on to the next book. Unfortunately, I had already also downloaded the sequel which I no longer have any interest in reading. Bummer.
10/27/21 - free - mystery. OMG, seriously. I was trying really hard to wade through this, because it had a solid premise and some good writing. The hard part had to do with the MC's strange affectation of breaking into Hispanic slang even though he was a white dude with a Wonder Bread last name. I tried, but after he did something profoundly stupid and then claimed to be a Law & Order addict, I had to shut the book. Come on, man. If you ever really watched L&O, you'd know what you were doing was stupid. Writer shoulda known better. Meh.
Currently reading... After I finished the mystery, I dove into one of my the Douglas Adams omnibus. I might only read one book in it before moving on to something else. First up, the book that began it all - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Hopefully, it's as awesome as I remember.
What was on your reading plate this past week? Looking forward to anything awesome?