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review 2017-12-07 22:33
One-quarter into this and I'm throwing in the towel...
Ink and Bone: The Great Library - Rachel Caine

I'm not trying to say that this is badly written, actually, it's very well written.  The alternate world is very imaginative and sounded spectacular to me when I read the synopsis for it.  Unfortunately, I just couldn't get into it.  

 

I think this is definitely a case of "It's not you, it's me...because this book is not lacking in 5-star reviews.

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text 2017-12-03 20:51
Reading progress update: I've read 20%.
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

I'm offically addicted to this book! Sorry guys, I'll get to Hogfather as soon as I can. For now I just want to know what the deal with Miss Havisham is...

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text 2017-11-30 21:09
November 2017 Reading Wrap Up
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War - Lauren Willig,Joshilyn Jackson;Hazel Gaynor;Mary McNear;Nadia Hashimi;Emmi Itäranta;CJ Hauser;Katherine Harbour;Rebecca Rotert;Holly Brown;M. P. Cooley;Carrie La Seur;Sarah Creech,Jennifer Robson,Marci Jefferson,Jessica Brockmole,Beatriz Williams,Evangeli
March: Book Three - Andrew Aydin,Nate Powell,John Lewis Gaddis
The Unyielding - Shelly Laurenston
Through Waters Deep - Sarah Sundin
The Complete Maus - Art Spiegelman

Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly for November. This whole household has been sick since Thanksgiving and we are slowly recovering. Planning on setting up holiday decorations this weekend. Today we got snow showers, and tonight we even got some snow to stick to the ground; my son said that seeing the snow is makes him feel the holiday spirit.

 

I finished two series, March and Call of Crows. Turns out this month was not good for mysteries, as I DNF'd 3 cozy mysteries, mostly due to characters I could not get into or like enough to stay in their head for novel length of time.

 

Challenges:

BL/GR: 159/150

Pop Sugar: 4; 49/52 for the year

16 Festive Tasks: 16 points

Library Love: 4; 52/36 for the year (I definitely should have gone with the higher goal level)

 

1. Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love from the Great War by Various Authors (one story used for Pop Sugar prompt Set in 2 different time periods) - 4 stars

2. March Volume 3 by Rep John Lewis et al - 5 stars

3. A Taste of Chardonnay (Napa Wine Heiresses #1) by Heather Heyford (Library Love) - 3.5 stars

4. Check These Out by Gina Sheridan (Library Love) (Pop Sugar prompt Career Advice) - 3 stars

5. Love's First Flames (Banished Saga #0.5) by Ramona Flightner - 2 stars

6. A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs - 2.5 stars

7. The Unyielding (Call of Crows #3) by Shelley Laurenston - 5 stars

8. Through Waters Deep (Waves of Freedom #1) by Sarah Sundin - 5 stars

9. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman (Library Love) (Pop Sugar prompts Recommended by a Librarian and Story within a Story) - 4 stars

10. Reasons Mommy Drinks by Lyranda Martin-Evans and Fiona Stevenson (Library Love) - 3 stars

11. The Toymaker by Kay Springsteen - 1 star

 

DNFs:

12. It Had to Be You by Delynn Royer

13. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

14. Death of a Christmas Caterer by Lee Hollis

 

Currently Reading

1. Unleashed (Love to the Rescue #1) by Rachel Lacey

2. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

3. Saga Volumes 2-4 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

4. Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Stories by Various Authors

 

 

 

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text 2017-11-30 19:41
Reading progress update: I've read 17%.
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

This is my first Dickens and I already know it won't be my last. His writing is infectious and his characters leap off the page.

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review 2017-11-29 17:26
I Love This Twisted Rancid Series
Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Return to Woodbury (The Walking Dead Series) - Jay Bonansinga,Robert Kirkman

I love this series ! Picture a certain crazed actor jumping on the couch of TV Talk Queen professing his love, that's how I feel about this series. Each book has taken me to my ultimate dark dank putrid happy place. Oh the characters, they are so real, complete and sometimes nuttier than a fruit cake, it's fantastic ! Lilly, sweet little Lilly, what have you turned into ?    I admit to wishing her dead back in the early books. She was so pitiful, weak and stupid back then. I really am too quick to judge, shame on me.  So Lilly is the unexpected MC of this book, she leads several of her groupies from the clean comfort of a Swedish mega store and back to Woodbury.  She misses her old sweet home. What ? You'd have to drag my Swedish Meatball Stuffed body out by the ankles. So they leave comfort heaven to head back to the past, and the past is really rancid and mad.  

We have a new ultra level of nutter join or crew of unhappy red shirt travelers. Yup, there are a lot of red shirts, dying all over the place. It's TWD and so much better than the TV show. 

The ending was a shocker, I never saw that coming. I cried  like a baby, ugly tears, you know scrunched up face, twisted and pained snorts coming from a dark deep pain.  Now where is the next book ?

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