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text 2017-11-23 21:44
Reading progress update: I've read 21 out of 642 pages.
Le vide - Patrick Senécal

I've read chapters 21 and 8. Chapter 21 gave us a horrific murder scene and its aftermath while chapter 8 just gave us middle-aged guy with adrenaline-junky issues and who likes to sleep around.

 

It seems that the chapters alternate with thread 1 starting just after the middle (chapter 21 out of a total of 40 chapters) and thread 2 jumping all over the place from the first half, so it's not quite as random as it first appeared.

 

I'm reading up to chapter 4 as a buddy-read with Themis-Athena since we worked out that that was the point where the first book, Vivre au Max, ended. We also now know that Vivre au Max is a TV show and seems to have a sketchy background.

 

So, what tag should we use? "Vivre au Max"? "French buddy-read"? "Vide buddy-read"? I've never come up with a satisfactory translation of "buddy-read", myself.

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review 2017-11-23 19:23
Infidel by Kameron Hurley
Infidel - Kameron Hurley

Series: Bel Dame Apocrypha #2

 

How to explain Infidel? We find Nyx, the former bel Dame, sort of bounty hunter, sometimes on security detail, even more down on her luck, with a smaller, even crappier team and driven to go against more rogues from the bel Dame council. The bel Dames are the government-sanctioned bounty hunters who hunt down runaways from the Front. A couple of countries have spent several centuries at war and still haven't gotten to the point where they're just throwing rocks at each other. It's a kind of dark, twisted, shoot 'em adventure romp, and Nyx still hasn't learned how to shoot.

 

I'd call it fun if it weren't so dark, so I'm not sure what to call it. If this sounds like any of the Festive Squares, please let me know.

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text 2017-11-23 16:15
Reading progress update: I've read 56%.
On Davis Row - NR Walker

I wasn’t lying when I said it was about time the world saw the real CJ Davis. He was a good man. A good-hearted man who’d been dealt a really shitty life. The way he’d clung to me when I’d hugged him hurt my heart, like he was starved for affection. I wanted to hold him and never let him go.

 

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text 2017-11-23 08:44
Reading progress update: I've read 32%.
On Davis Row - NR Walker

“You get through life trying to be invisible. You think no one’ll notice you don’ read or write too well if you just hide in th’ background. Disappear. You think if they don’ notice you, they won’t ever know. Well guess what?” He slid his hand up to my neck and ran his thumb over my jaw. I couldn’t breathe. “I see you, Clinton Davis. I see you.”

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review 2017-11-23 03:22
The Virtues of Christmas
The Virtues of Christmas - Grace Burrowes

Nice group of holiday novellas. Both were nice, sweet stories with unconventional heroines. 
Respect for Christmas:
I liked that the heroine was a courtesan. I liked the interaction between Michael and Henrietta.

Patience for Christmas
Patience is an advice columnist(!). I enjoyed the banter between Dougal and Patience. Also introduces the Windham sisters (the Windham Bride series).

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