Saturday, August 6, 2022

Saturday Reading Wrap-up - 8/6/22

Hello again.  Welcome to the Saturday Reading Wrap-up, where I talk about the readerly things I've done this week and then you can talk about yours, too.

I picked up three new ebooks this week, which was good because after the DNF stream, I was down to only one previously downloaded, unread ebook last night.  The one is a fantasy.  The others are a paranormal mystery,  a paranormal something, and a suspense.  

Books Read:

43) Sins of the Fathers by SW Frontz (7/31/22) - Suspense*# - 3 stars.  New to me with few reviews.  
No review from me either and I don't really think you need to know where I found it.  If you haven't been here before, I don't review books with less than 4 stars.  Most of the time I don't finish a book if I don't think I can give it at least 4 stars.  This one wouldn't even be here, except I did finish it and it counted toward my Goodreads goal, so here it is.


8/5/22 - free - suspense.  I felt like it was going to be pretty good.  The writing was solid and the MC was likable, but it had several plot lines running concurrently, and every time I started to get into one, it would switch to another.  Maybe if they'd stuck with one or even two I could've kept it straight.  :shrug:  I don't have the brain power to juggle that many threads at once right now.

8/4/22 - free - UF.  Eh.  The heroine seemed too stupid to live.  

7/31/22 - free - UF.  First person, present tense - for one thing.  I was soldiering through that when the MC said something I found super insulting and not wishing to encounter further crap, I swiped to the end and closed the book.  Ain't got time for that shit.  Thanks for playing, but EHNT wrong answer.  Next contestant please.

Currently reading... after I DNF'd that suspense last night, I was too tired to start anything else and On Patrol, Live was on.  We'll see what today brings.

What was on your reading list last week?

1 comment:

  1. I managed 3 books, this past week, which puts me 7 ahead of my 150 goal. My brain when dark after the attempt at lighthearted sort of bottomed out.

    96 - Beyond Control (Beyond #2) - Kit Rocha, Dystopian - 5 stars. This series is dark and oh so very dirty. What amazes me about these authors (yes, a duo writing under one name), is their seamless writing style and the way they present compelling stories and with serious plots and character arcs amidst all the sexy bits. And there are HUGE amounts of sexy bits, none of it for the faint-hearted. I haven't delved into these books since 2017. Kinda makes me wonder why now? LOLOL

    95 - Beyond Shame (Beyond #1) - Kit Rocha, Dystopian - 4 stars. See above. Different couple, different plot but still setting up the whole series with a bang. Literally AND figuratively. LOL

    94 - Betwixt (Betwixt and Between #1) - Darynda Jones, Women's Paranormal Romance/UF(?) - 3 stars. I love this author's quirky style and humor. Heroine/MC in her 40s discovers her magical pass. There's a sentient magical house in Salem. There's a black cat and a mysterious handyman in a kilt. And a dead grandmother who comminucates from the other side through a computer program. Not quite halfway through, I decided I just didn't care so I skimmed ahead to the last chapter. I likely missed a whole lot in that skimming but whatever. It ended on a bit of a cliffhanger (as UFs often do) but the next 3 books are already published. I just didn't care enough to move to the next one. Which gave me a sad as Darynda is truly one of my fave authors. I've reread her Charlie Davidson books several times and I love her new Sunshine Vicram series (waiting desperately for the 3rd book coming in December) but this one? Just not in the right headspace, I guess. Others love the series so YMMV.

    Currently, I'm about 75% through BEYOND PAIN. Not sure if I'll grab the next book or go back to my original plan of the Nalini Singh books. There are a lot of novellas in Beyond that are not available on audio so...we'll see. Anyway, cheers to good reading for us all this week!

    Beyond Pain