Saturday, August 20, 2022

Saturday Reading Wrap-up - 8/20/22

 :blink blink:  There I am.  Sorry about last week's wrap-up, or lack thereof.  I totally forgot, but then again, I hadn't read anything either.  Today's not going to be exciting, but at least it's here.

I picked up two books last week - a cozy mystery and an SF mystery.  The SF mystery I read this week - jumping it ahead of books I'd downloaded before it, but it was a book 2 I'd been looking forward to reading, so there ya go.  I still have four ebooks left unread - a paranormal mystery, a paranormal something or other, a cozy mystery and a suspense.  I'm three books behind on my goal.  :shrug:  It is what it is.  When I set the goal, I never dreamed I'd be working full-time again.

Books Read: 

44) Last Train to Nowhere by KC Sivils (8/14/22) - SF Noir*2# - 5 stars.  Not new to me, since it's a book 2, but definitely underappreciated.  I paid for this one during a late-night, 'I can't sleep' bit of retail therapy - $2.99. (I know.. Big Spender, eh?)
Review: "
A dark and deadly story, full of twists and turns, with just enough science to turn this noir hard-boiled crime novel into something really special. My only niggle would be that the writer eschews the use of commas on occasions where a comma is expected. :shrug: The story carried me past all that until I wasn't even noticing the missing commas anymore. Your mileage may vary, but the book is truly worth the read. "

No DNFs.  

Currently reading... well, this book is kind of hard to pinpoint on genre.  So I'm calling it a hard-boiled fantasy noir.  It's pretty damn good so far.  Man, one scene I read last night was gorgeously written.  Deep and dark with imagery so poignant it made the writer in me want to weep that I hadn't thought of it first.  I hope it keeps up being this awesome.

And that's it for me.  What were you reading this week?

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back. Glad you got some reading time this week. I was curious about the fantasy before and now you've really tweaked my interest! Okay, I need to brain to figure out where I am... 99 books, 4 ahead of schedule. I finished 2 books in the Psy-Changling Trinity series and I'm about two hours listening time from finishing a third, which then puts me into the new release at some point today or tomorrow. These books are multiple rereads and faves, as is the author. Always at least 4 stars, usually 5.

    I also have two books on hold at the library but when I come up in rotation, I'm in the middle of a book so I kick them back for the next person in line. I can't really remember that they are right now. LOL Did I mention braining is difficult these days?

    Anyway, that's my quick and boring update. Mostly, I'm reading/editing my own stuff to get it back out in the wild. Happy reading!