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review 2019-03-26 01:52
Gray Mountain
Gray Mountain - John Grisham

When corporate attorney, Samantha, is let go from her job in New York, she takes the offer of working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid office in Virginia. She learns how to be an attorney for the people and finds that she loves the work. She finally understands what it means to be an attorney and go to court over pushing papers. When her friend, Donovan is killed in a suspicious plane accident, she begins to realize how dirty the coal companies play. 

 

The story was about how coal kills the people and is taken from the land and the dirty politics used by coal companies. It was an interesting story. 

 

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review 2019-03-26 01:27
Book review :fence vol 2 c.s pacat
Fence volume 2 - C.S. Pacat

March 25-25

Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place on the Kings Row fencing team, alongside sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama, to win the right to go up against his golden-boy half-brother.

Tryouts are well underway at King’s Row for a spot on the prodigious fencing team, and scrappy fencer Nicholas isn’t sure he’s going to make the grade in the face of surly upperclassmen, nearly impossibly odds, and his seemingly unstoppable roommate, the surly, sullen Seiji Katayama. It’ll take more than sheer determination to overcome a challenge this big!

Review : I love this series I love the characters trying to hold out for volume 3 and not read the issue's but we will see. Aiden beats seiji and seiji is pissed nicholas gets his first win and rubs it in seiji's face and even Nicholas beats aiden but seiji beats Harvard. I ship aiden and Harvard like a lot . Harvard and aiden are next to fight against each other.

 

 

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text 2019-03-26 00:49
Reading progress update: I've read 115 out of 115 pages.
Fence volume 2 - C.S. Pacat

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review 2019-03-25 13:31
Review ~ Entertaining
The Vampire Knitting Club - Nancy Warren

Book source ~ Kindle Lending Library

 

Lucy Swift has been let go from her job (downsizing) and caught her fiancé cheating on her. So she spends some time with her parents at an archaeological dig in Egypt then runs to Oxford to her loving grandmother to get some comfort and life advice. Except when she gets to her grandmother’s knitting shop she finds it closed and her grandmother has died. What?! But Lucy soon finds out that not all is at it seems and she must figure out what has happened or end up being the next victim.

 

This is a cute (except for the murder part) paranormal cozy that will not tax your brain and leave a smile on your face. I love the vampire knitting circle. What a great concept! Easy to read with wonderful characters, I have a feeling this series is going to be entertaining and maybe have some romance since there are two potential suitors for Lucy. But I hope not too soon. She needs some space first. I will definitely be continuing with this series.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-vampire-knitting-club.html
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review 2019-03-24 20:53
The Fires of Heaven / Robert Jordan
The Fires of Heaven - Robert Jordan

In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world: . ... Into the forbidden city of Rhuidean, where Rand al'Thor, now the Dragon Reborn, must conceal his present endeavor from all about him, even Egwene and Moiraine. ... Into the Amyrlin's study in the White Tower, where the Amyrlin, Flaida do Avriny a'Roihan, is weaving new plans. ... Into Andor, where Siuan Sanche and her companions, including the false Dragon Logain, have been arrested for barn-burning. ... Into the luxurious hidden chamber where the Forsaken Rahvin is meeting with three of his fellows to ensure their ultimate victory over the Dragon. ... Into the Queen's court in Caemlyn, where Morgase is curiously in thrall to the handsome Lord Gaebril. For once the Dragon walks the land, the fires of heaven fall where they will, until all men's lives are ablaze. And in Shayol Ghul, the Dark One stirs....

 

I would certainly have to say that I find this series addicting. Once I begin one of these mammoth tomes, I feel the need to keep reading until the end. Despite the reservations that I may have about the characterization of both men and women. Because everyone in this series seems to be as stubborn as mules and to have nasty tempers. Part of me really wants to know what Mr. Jordan was like--tempermental and hard-headed perhaps? Pure speculation on my part, but what else am I to think?

Only five volumes in, and I’ve already read thousands of pages, still with 10 volumes in my future. It’s good that I’m engaged in the story despite everyone’s general grumpiness. It continues to amaze me that this much detail can be kept interesting for the reader. Most series are wrapped up in 5 volumes, but this one is just gaining steam.

I also appreciate that although this is a quest tale, Jordan has written something original--The Wheel of Time is so distinct from LOTR. Tolkien’s work may be the roots of this genre, but Jordan proves that he has made it his own. And he has taken Frank Herbert’s concept of the Bene Gesserit and made the Aes Sedai into a force to be reckoned with while still making them humanly attainable. I love the different colour groups with their associated behaviours and their bonds with their Warders. I do tire, however, of his constant struggle for control between men and women. Why can’t they acknowledge their mutual interdependence? It seems like the Aes Sedai and their Warders are the only mixed-gender teams that are working well together.

Nevertheless, I hope to read at least one more volume of WoT before this year is finished! 

Book 313 in my Science Fiction & Fantasy Reading Project.

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