Hello again! It's been a busy, if unproductive week in reading.
I picked up five new ebooks this week - two fantasies, a SF, an UF, and a paranormal romance. No new hardcopies.
I didn't finish any books this week, per se, but I did get through several more 'books' in the Hitchhiker omnibus.
11/9/21 - I started reading a hardcover copy After the Funeral by Agatha Christie that I picked up at the thrift store for a dollar. I thought I hadn't read this story, but as I was reading along, it seemed really familiar. Turns out I'd read this one under another title (Funerals are Fatal) back in 2019, so I stopped. I'll just keep the hardcover on my collection shelf for now.
11/9/21 - free - suspense. GAH! Pet peeve time. "You should do that, Mary," said John. "I don't think so, John," said Mary. "But, Mary, I think you should," said John. "Why, John?" said Mary. I think a lot of dialogue problems could be solved by reading it out loud. Then the writer might hear it and realized people don't talk that way.
11/9/21 - free - mystery. Way way over-explaining everything. I only made it a couple chapters in, but I was pretty sure the background of every incidental character was unnecessary to the story. I mean a little of that is good, but come on.
Currently reading... I'm still working on The More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide and I'm working that paranormal romance I picked up this week as a break from the weirdness of the Hitchhiker's world.
What were you up to in reading this past week?