Saturday, December 18, 2021

Saturday Reading Wrap-up - 12/18/21


I ran out of of unread ebooks Thursday afternoon, and nothing was good in the newsletters that day, so I hit the Amazon 'Top free' lists and found 9 books that sounded worth downloading - two paranormal mysteries, 2 regular mysteries, 2 thrillers, a regency romance by an author I used to know, a noir, and a SF noir prequel to a book I'd already enjoyed.  

Books Read:

63) North One by Darren Wearmouth (12/15/21) - SF*#
62) I, Angel by JC Andrijeski (12/14/21) - Urban Fantasy*#


12/17/21 - I thought I'd found an Agatha Christie on my shelf I hadn't read before.  It started feeling familiar about ten pages in.  Oops, actually read it back in October of last year.

12/16/21 - free - suspense.  The beginning was confusing and then when the central characters came in, I didn't like them.  I wasn't sure if they were stupid or rude or stupid and rude.  Meh.  

12/16/21 - free - thriller.  Umm, no.  I mean, the beginning started with a thrilling episode, but by the time the killing got around, I didn't like the people getting killed.  And I'm old, so forgive me if I can't wrap my head around a mom talking to her 8th grader about what boy might be taking her to prom?  Prom.  We were shocked when freshman got asked to the prom.  Middle schoolers were flat out.  Yuck.  And the mom's giving her opinion on which boy is hotter.  With her 13-yr old daughter?  Not only yuck, but ew.  And that was just the opening scene.  When we finally meet the hero, it's one long slog of backstory.  I know this was a book 2, but even if I'd read book 1, I'd be irritated.  

Currently reading... Anthem by Ayn Rand.  I've read it many times in the past 35 or so years but it's been a while, so I thought I'd do a refresh.

What was on your reading plate this past week?

1 comment:

  1. I'm at 192 books of my 200 goal, right on tract according to GR. I had an okay week. I finished my marathon relisten of the Jayne Castle SciFi Romance books with her St. Helens trilogy, so 3 books on the week. This books were first published in the late 90s so there's some "old skool" romance vibes which can be fun for some, irritating for others.

    192 - Orchid (St. Helen's, #3) - 4 stars
    191 - Zinnia (St. Helen's, #2) - 4 stars
    190 - Amaryllis (St. Helen's, #1) - 4 stars

    Currently listing to DREAM SPINNER by Kristen Ashley. This one was on my library wait list and it dropped Thursday. I wasn't quite finished with ORCHID but I borrowed DS anyway. I'm about 30% into it. So far, it's okay. It's the last book in the Dream Team series so I'll finish it. After it's done this weekend, I have no clue what I'll pick up.