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text 2017-10-20 12:24
Reading progress update: I've read 346 out of 448 pages.
Empire's End: Aftermath (Star Wars) (Sta... Empire's End: Aftermath (Star Wars) (Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy) - Chuck Wendig

I've already stated (twice? three times? more?) how much I freaking hate Wendig's writing style. I guess I should have taken a break between Life Debt and Empire's End because it is reeeeeeaaaaaaaally irritating me now. Especially when I come across sloppy crap like this:


She feels the ship drift downward, drifting as it goes.






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text 2017-10-17 19:00
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The End of Oz - Danielle Paige

I finished a series!!!!!

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text 2017-10-13 23:07
Reading progress update: I've read 57 out of 448 pages.
What the Hell Did I Just Read - David Wong





Without any explanation, here’s a picture of the first sentence:



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review 2017-10-04 15:13
complex, confusing and powerful
The End of the Day - Claire North

This I've been reading on-an-off for a while, getting distracted by other books and going back.  It's a messy book, a book with some characters that you meet only for a while and then some that pop up over and over.  Plus there's overheard snippets presented as occasional chapters, like those conversations you half-hear in airports and coffee shops, the ones that distract you from what you're doing.  There are times that the book was a bit of a slog but overall I found it quite powerful.


Charlie works, through an office in Milton Keynes, for Death.  He is given assignments to meet people and give them something, usually a significant token.  Death will come to these people, as it comes to everyone.  Charlie has been in some hair-raising places and had to deal with people to try to negotiate with Death, some more forcefully than others but this books is more a meditation on life and death and how we need to carpe diem as hard as possible because some day we all will die.


Sometimes it got lost into the meditation but this is a book that by the end I was lost in. Not a book to read lightly.  It's a book that will linger for a long time in my head.


No-where do I have a space for it on my bingo card, it would fit into supernatural, Magical realism and Terrifying women.

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review 2017-09-29 14:53
They Both Die at the End
They Both Die at the End - Adam Silvera
What a fantastic story line! I enjoyed reading this one. I enjoyed reading about all about the different opportunities the Deckers had as they tried to make the best of their situation. These possibilities were not all doom and gloom but they were rather a celebration, to take advantage of what life had to offer them. I thought the relationships in the novel were amazing, I loved their commitment to each other and the struggles that they wrestled with.
They had found one another by chance or was it destiny? They had both received the phone call and today was their End Day. One last day before their life is cut short. They took a chance and decided to spend their day together. They were Last Friends, who ended up embracing life on their final day on Earth. I liked Mateo’s and Rufus’ relationship. They met as strangers but by the end of the day, their relationship was tight and rewarding. It was emotional as they moved about their day, each of them sharing themselves openly with a stranger, a stranger who fulfilled their final day. I enjoyed the challenges they faced and the opportunities they undertook, they were honest and open with each other as they had nothing to lose for being themselves around each other. They didn’t seek out extreme opportunities to tempt fate, most of their final activities were natural, daily events. I really enjoyed the notion that they were not trying to prove themselves to each other, they were being themselves. I thought their day was extremely long as I read through it, they crammed enough activities into this day that I was tired just reading it. I really enjoyed this novel and highly recommend it.


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