Adult novels: 50
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As I said in my previous post, this has been a week. As such, I am finding only pockets of time to read. So I am still reading Hamilton's Battalion, but I just started the last story and hope to finish it sometime tomorrow.
Then it is off to start the Pingkang Li mystery series by Jeannie Lin, starting with The Lotus Palace and The Jade Temptress. I already read the prequel novella, Capturing the Silken Thief, a long time ago and the last novella is in the anthology Gambled Away, so that will hopefully take me into next weekend's 24 in 48 Read-a-thon.
'It's your turn, ' the man said with an unholy degree of cheer. "I remarked on the weather. Etiquette demands that you same something in return."
For a moment, John stared at the fellow in utter confusion. "I'm bloody trying to kill you. This is a battle, not a ball."
He pivoted on one foot, putting his entire back in whirling his weapon. This time he managed to whack the other man's stomach. A blow-not a hard one, he hadn't the space to gather momentum-but enough that the fellow grunted and staggered back a pace.
"Yes," the man said, recovering his balance all too quickly, "true, completely true, we are trying to commit murder upon each other. That doesn't mean that we need to be impolite about it."
Fucking British. Would he call a halt to take tea, too?
Courtney Milan is back everyone! Meet cute on the battlefield as only she can do.
What a load of crap. This is new adult nonsense dressed up in Victorian era clothing. The male MC is no hero - is an alphahole of stupid proportions. The female MC is a walking doormat. This story was short (about 7,000 words or 3 chapters) but was so full of clichés that it must have come from her early days of writing, it was so amateurish. Not the quality I expect from Milan.
I have 40% left in Triangle, so that is the first one to read. There may be less left due to the index, sources, etc. taking up a big part of the page count.
Starting tomorrow, I will be reading off my COYER Winter Switch reading list, kicking off with volume one of Ms. Marvel and A Right Honorable Gentleman by Courtney Milan (previously published in RWA's anthology Premiere).
I will also begin reading Love is Love edited by Phil Jimenez, a graphic novel anthology that was created to raise money for Pulse Nightclub victims and survivors.
To round out the end of BoB cycle 21, I might get to Hamilton's Battalion anthology.
Happy first 3 day weekend of 2018!