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text 2018-06-22 15:45
The Bourne Identity / Robert Ludlum
The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum

His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery. A frame of microfilm has been surgically implanted in his hip. Even his name is a mystery. Marked for death, he is racing for survival through a bizarre world of murderous conspirators -- led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous assassin. Who is Jason Bourne? The answer may kill him.

 

***2018 Summer of Spies***

Perhaps I came into this novel expecting a bit too much—I’ve never seen the movies, only advertising for them, so I didn’t go in completely blind to the story, but about as close as you can get in our society. I can certainly see that this would make a great shoot-‘em-up, car-chase intense movie. I really can’t say that I cared whether Bourne got his memory back or who he actually was. I would have been much more interested in more exploration of nature of the memory loss rather than all the frantic chasing around!

Kudos to him for his good taste in women, however. I was amused to find out that she was Canadian, from my city. It was also revealing that, although she is a very capable, knowledgeable economist in her own right, she is still often referred to as a ‘girl.’ Oh, I do not miss the 1980s!

I did very much like the book’s ending, but for me it is the perfect ending. I won’t ruin it by continuing on with the rest of the trilogy.

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review 2018-06-22 13:05
The Secret Library by Oliver Tearle
The Secret Library - Oliver Tearle

Abandoned @ 11 %

 

Some of this book is interesting, but it's just too much of the same and I can't see myself slogging through another 200 pages of literary tidbits.

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text 2018-06-21 18:06
Reading progress update: I've read 156 out of 326 pages.
Ice Wolves - Amie Kaufman

This author has an amazing ability to suck you completely into a story. The story has a very Harry Potter feel. Young magical boy orphan gains magical ability, meets smart girl who questions the history at school. I almost didn't read this because it was middle school age. Glad I did- so far I'm having trouble putting it down

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review 2018-06-21 01:47
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1) (Audiobook) - DNF 17%.
The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson

Technically, this is competently written, and the narrators do a decent job with their parts once I sped up the playback to 1.25 times normal speed. But... 

 

I was bored a lot of the time. It got interesting for awhile. I like Kaladan and Shallan, but they don't make up for the clunky world-building or the overall awkward tone of the writing. This reads like an opus to fanfic much of the time, and it's cringe-worthy fanfic at that.

 

And the whole lighteyes/darkeyes thing just feels weird. Like the author wanted to include something about racism, but didn't want to start up a sh*tstorm by doing it badly, so decided that eye color made a good alternative. Maybe he heard about Jane Elliot's blue eyes experiment and figured it was a good stand in. It's not though.

 

If this were only 200 or 300 pages, I might feel compelled to power through to the end, but there are another 800+ pages to this thing, so my patience has run dry. 

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review 2018-06-21 01:09
All You Need Is Fudge
All You Need is Fudge - Nancy CoCo

Allie is out walking her dog, Mal when Mal pulls her to the lake and they find the body of socialite Carin Moore. Carin's murder is a puzzle for all as her boyfriend's sister is framed for Carin. Allie knows that Paige did not murder Carin and since Trent is not returning her calls, she decides she has to find out all she can so that she can try and prove that Paige is innocent, along the way she learns some of the local secrets and is threatened. 

 

This story did have me believing it was one person and I was totally surprised at the end. Good read. Can't wait to have cooler weather so that I can try some of the fudge recipes. 

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