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text 2018-08-18 15:09
Reading progress update: I've read 126 out of 190 pages.
The Solitary Summer - Elizabeth von Arnim

"I walked out of the village and through the fir wood and the meadow as quickly as I could, opened the gate into my garden, went down the most sheltered path, flung myself on the grass in a quiet nook, and said aloud "Ugh!"

 

It is a well-known exclamation of disgust, and is thus inadequately expressed in writing."

Elizabeth, I hear you.

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review 2016-01-11 23:30
Review: Charlie's Requiem by A. American and Walt Browning
Charlie's Requiem: A Going Home Novella - A. American

When I noticed this book, I was happy.  I've enjoyed A. American's Survivalist Series and while I have not read the fifth book, Resurrecting Home, yet, figured that a novella would be a sure a thing.

 

I was wrong.

 

I am so very disappointed in A. American (known as Angery American).  While I enjoyed getting to know Charlie and the other characters in the world originally created by The Survivalist Series, I was furious to find American and Browning put out what amounts to a serial instead of a novella.  Even more furious when reading their explanation of perhaps there will be more of Charlie if readers respond well.

 

I am giving this novella 4 stars because the characters were well developed and in an era of independent authors putting out (and charging people for) works that are not edited.  Then I am taking away three stars for not putting out even a finished novella.  A. American is a decent author, he did not have to stoop to this despicable tactic.  Shame, A. American and Walt Browning, SHAME. 

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text 2015-01-30 02:15
Reading progress update: I've read 65%.
Red Rising - Pierce Brown

I am finding it hard to motivate myself to read this. You know there is something wrong when I am more motivated to search through Wisconsin's statutes to research for work than I am to read this book. Basically I have alternated between being bored with this or being disgusted by parts of it. I don't really care about any of the characters so there is not much keeping me in this book. I just don't understand why others find this so compelling.

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