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text 2020-06-04 15:17
Reading progress update: I've listened 121 out of 520 minutes.
Six Cats a Slayin' (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) - Miranda James

No one's been murdered yet, but we do have some mysterious kittens dropped off by someone the main character, Charlie, thinks is probably a frightened child, and a new neighbor who insists that she has a long history in the area but who no one seems to know anything about or even fully remember (one person thinks she looks somewhat familiar, but that's it). There have been several scenes of Diesel acting as the kittens' adorable babysitter, letting Charlie know when the tiny idiots were doing something that might get them hurt.

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text 2020-06-04 14:59
Reading progress update: I've read 16%.
Lock Every Door - Riley Sager

Straight grey hair brushes her shoulders.

 

One paragraph later, about the exact same woman:

 

She tucks a lock of hair behind her ears and gives a Mona Lisa smile [...]

 

Did the author mean a strand of hair? Either has this woman straight hair or her hair is wavy / curly. It can´t be both. 

 

Well, a man is writing a female character. Maybe I shouldn´t be suprised about this.

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review 2020-06-04 14:34
Review ~ Awesome!
Dragon Walk - Melissa Bowersock

4.5

 

Book source ~ Kindle Unlimited

 

After an attempt to bridge their business relationship to a personal one and failing, Lacey Fitzpatrick and Sam Firecloud aren’t doing much of anything together. Until the police have a missing persons case they haven’t been able to solve in four months. As a last resort they call in Lacey and Sam to see if Sam can sense the woman who the police are fairly certain is dead. Lacey gets on her part of the research and Sam does his walk, but things aren’t as easy as they once were. But there’s a girl out there that needs their special skills so they forge ahead to a satisfactory conclusion.

 

I’ll admit I’m bummed about the relationship failing, but I can’t say I’m surprised. Lacey has some serious baggage. I am glad they sucked it up and got straight to work on finding that poor missing girl. The writing is crisp and flows quickly. Before I knew it I was done. The mystery is great and I love the characters. The ending is satisfying. Two thumbs up.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/06/dragon-walk.html
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review 2020-06-04 12:31
The Moor
The Moor - John Haysom

by Sam Haysom

 

This story is divided in an odd way. It starts with a news clip about two missing boys. There are occasional time jumps forward, written in present tense alternating with memories, which is all rather jumpy.

 

When it gets to a proper chapter one, the story becomes mostly linear. There are other news clips and time jumps interspersed, but basically the story is told from the pov of five different boys involved in the camping trip that led to the boys going missing, each of them having their own section, though each one progresses the story further forward.

 

First is James, the overweight boy who doesn't really want to go but gives into peer pressure to be part of the group. Then Gary who has an unfortunate habit of playing sick practical jokes. He's followed by Tom, a bigger boy who defends James against his friend Gary's jokes when they get out of hand, then Tim who is a small boy, son of the responsible adult leading the group and doesn't have many friends. The sequence of events is finished up by Matt, who is the sharpest of the boys and takes us through the climax of the story, which was very well done. The details and built up suspense were definitely worthy.

 

Through these various points of view, we slowly learn what happened, why each of the boys took part in the camping trip, what sort of person they appear as to the others and how the two boys went missing. Some of the story gets rather horrific. I sort of guessed what had to happen in the end, though not how it would play out.

 

This is apparently a debut book by a young author. I think he's going to be one for the Horror enthusiasts to watch.

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text 2020-06-04 09:46
Reading progress update: I've read 358 out of 358 pages.
Himself: A Novel - Jess Kidd

I really liked this book. I like Jess Kidd´s story telling, her ideas and her characters. And this one had such a strong beginning, would it have kept on in that vain, it would have been a five star book for me.

 

But somewhere in the middle of the book the story started to drag a little bit and I´m not completely satisfied with the ending, just because I felt something was missing from it without being able to pinpoint what exactly it is I was missing. 

 

Oh, and there is one specific chapter I didn´t like with a dog and something that has happened to the dog, which I found completely unnecessary for the overall plot. So anyone, who doesn´t like reading stuff like this, just skip this chapter. I wish I would have done that.

So it´s not a perfect book, but I really enjoyed reading it despite my issues and it´s a solid 4 star read for me.

 

 

Money earned: $ 3.00

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