Saturday, November 13, 2021

Saturday Reading Wrap-up - 11/13/21

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.

Books Read:

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?

1 comment:

  1. I didn't get a whole lot of listening done this week either. Book to write, book to revise and proof and publish. That said, I'm at 176 of my 200 challenge. I managed 2 books this week.

    176 - After Glow (Ghost Hunters/Harmony #2, Jayne Castle Paranormal/SciFi/Romance 5 stars. Not new, fav author, multiple rereads/listens. It's a comfort series for me and newest comes out Tuesday. Castle does amazing worldbuilding and her characters are fun. This books follows the same couple as in book 1.

    175 - After Dark (Ghost Hunters/Harmony #1) 5 stars. See above.

    Will be currently listening to Castle's GHOST HUNTER, next in the series.