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text 2018-09-20 06:32
Mistress Spy by Pamela Mingle
Mistress Spy - Pamela Mingle

DNF @ 12%

The synopsis made me think of Nikita in the Elizabethan era.

Intriguing, right?

Wrong.

The first chapter was a battle scene, but you couldn't tell. It was all about the heroine, her rage, her need for vengeance and her utter hopelessness as a "soldier". Instead of putting the reader in the thick of things, where you can feel the cold nipping at your skin, where you can smell the blood and sweat of your fellow soldiers, the author spent the best part of the battle inside the heroine's head. And let me tell you, it was a very boring place.

The boredom proceeded with the next few chapters where absolutely nothing happened (no torture, no boiling oil, nothing), but for the heroine to notice just how attractive and gentle her captor was. Foreshadowing much?

So I went and read the last few chapters, to see if it was worth it...It wasn't. The last few chapters were as boring as the first few. The characters were rather bland, the pacing was plodding, and as original as the synopsis sounded, the story was nothing but.

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text 2018-09-20 04:31
Reading progress update: I've read 376 out of 376 pages.
Survivor In Death (In Death, #20) - J.D. Robb

Will update my card and everything tomorrow. I'm off to bed now.

 

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text 2018-09-19 21:50
Reading progress update: I've read 138 out of 382 pages.
A Murder Is Announced - Agatha Christie

Detective-Inspector Craddocks first impression of Miss Marple:

 

"Completely ga-ga"

 

But soon she wins him over with her personality:

 

"But I expect" - her candid blue eyes swept over the manly proportions and handsome face of Detective-Inspector Craddock with truly feminine Victorian appreciation - "that you will be able to persuade her to tell you all she knows."

Detective-Inspector Craddock blushed and Sir Henry chuckled.

 

And of course, Miss Marple has a plan of her own to being involved in the murder investigation:

 

"I gather she is taking up residence in Chipping Cleghorn and coming into Medenham Wells twice a week for her treatments. It seems that Mrs What´shername is the daughter of an old friend of Miss Marple´s. Good sporting instinst, that old bean. Oh, well, I suppose she hasn´t much excitement in her life and sniffing round after possible murderers gives her a kick."

 

I adore Miss Marple.

 

 

 

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text 2018-09-19 21:13
Reading progress update: I've read 121 out of 382 pages.
A Murder Is Announced - Agatha Christie

"Ye Gods and and little Fishes," said Sir Henry, "can it be? George, it´s my own particular, one and only, four-starred Pussy. The super Pussy of all old Pussies. And she has managed somehow to be at Medenham Wells, instead of peacefully at home in St Mary Mead, just at the right time to be mixed up in a murder. Once more a murder is announced - for the benefit and enjoyment of Miss Marple."

Not long now till Miss Marple makes her first appearence in the story. I cannot wait.

 

 

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review 2018-09-19 21:01
Review & Giveaway – No End Of Bad by Ginny Fite @unwrinkledbrain @iReadBookTours
No End Of Bad - Ginny Fite

 

 

 
 

Book Details:

 

Book Title: No End of Bad by Ginny Fite
Category: Adult Fiction; 280 pages
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Release date: June 2018
Tour dates: Sept 3 to 21, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 (Contains cursing, violence, non-explicit sex but NO adultery, abortion, etc.)

 

MY REVIEW

 

No End of Bad by Ginny Fite started out with me thinking this will just be so so. It didn’t take long for me to become involved and wondering what would I do if I were sitting in a park, minding my own business, nothing new, just the usual work day and I see some litter, so I pick it up. Before I can say, excuse me, I am jumped on, handcuffed and off to who knows where we go.

 

Innocent until proven guilty? Yeah, right.

 

Accused of being a spy Clayton Turnbull’s life is over as he knows it. But it gets oh so much worse.

 

There are so many awful characters, no morals or scruples, a what’s in it for me attitude, and corruption and greed run rampant. These characters don’t even deserve to be put in jail, they deserve to be buried under it. There is no level they will not go to keep what’s theirs and cover up the evidence before that pesky reporter, or someone else, exposes them.

 

 As will Lenore Cavanaugh, the reporter that is like a pit full. She will not let anything go.

Margaret and Melissa Turnbull will rise above and beyond anything they could have dreamed about.

 

I love a good conspiracy mystery and this is one convoluted tale that goes around the world and back again. Politics and greed rear their ugly heads and run full bore after those who threaten to expose them.

 

I like a book that makes me question things in the real world. I do wonder what percentage of people in the world today believe everything they read in the papers, see on TV and on the internet. Do they get their news from Facebook?

 

Well…loaded with danger, corruption, government rogues running wild around the world, these amazing characters will rise to levels never anticipated to do the right thing, to protect their own and to take down the bad guys, no matter who they are or how high they rise. And it doesn’t stop until the last page is read. Warning: the ending may require tissues.

 

I love this quote from Henry Kissinger:

 

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean someone isn’t trying to kill you.

 

Here’s a quote from Melissa to her mother, Margaret:

 

“God Mom, there’s just No End of Bad.”

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of No End of Bad by Ginny Fite.

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