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review 2019-03-06 01:22
A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson (audiobook)
A Dedicated Man (Inspector Banks #2) - Peter Robinson,James Langton

Series: Inspector Banks #2

 

Not a bad second in the series (especially since I apparently one-starred the first book), but I ended up having to relisten to the last chapter to figure out how everything worked.

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review 2019-02-21 18:23
In Bed With a Highlander
In Bed with a Highlander - Maya Banks

This made me want to kill myself.

This was the kind of romance book I was looking for when I originally started reading in this genre. Oh my God it just gave me such a headache to make my way through. 

The characters were so annoying, I feel like the men all share the same personality? It's like they take turns using it? Why did they all think being gruff with a bad temperament was a personality trait? There was a whole lot of manhandling for some reason, and everyone kept speaking down to all of the women in this book.

Mairin,,,,,was so fucking annoying and so incredibly stupid, HOLY SHIT. She has literally no idea what's going on around the clan or how things work and takes it upon herself to start dealing with problems that she knows literally nothing about. This is a spoiler but I don't even care because it was just that stupid, but she literally tried to solve a dispute over a horse by using the King Solomon situation in the Bible. And then she was surprised when it didn't go according to plan, which it obviously wouldn't with a dumbass plan like that. She's meant to portray like a strong woman who has a mind of her own or something of the sort,,,,,but she's literally just a pain in the ass and stupid as hell.

What offends me the most is "the plot." It wasn't there for most of the book, like nowhere to be seen, there just needed to be something driving it forward. And the book just kind of dragged on to be honest.

And if I have to read 'Tis, 'Twas, Lass, Aye, Daft, and Nay one more fucking time, I'm going to shoot myself. I'm certain Scottish people use more than those 6 words when they're speaking.

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review 2019-01-10 03:13
Excession by Iain M. Banks (audiobook)
Excession - Iain M. Banks,Peter Kenny

Series: Culture #5

 

This was another audiobook reread and a revisiting of my first Culture book (I know it's fifth in the series, but I started reading them out of order), and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator was quite good, so I may consider audio versions of Banks in the future, although I'm not sure I'd do anything other than a reread because some of the ship discourse can be confusing in this medium.

 

I loved the ships, disliked the immature characters (I think Ulver is the only who shows any personal growth throughout, and she was a tantrum-throwing drama queen to start), and wasn't fussy over the Affront (although I do like how they got their name), but it was a fun romp overall and I enjoyed it.

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text 2018-11-22 11:58
Adding a Pinch of Charm in your Closets

 

Are you seeing similar things in your wardrobe for quite a long time? Or are you repeating your outfits every once in a while lately? If you've got an answer in yes, you definitely need some good additions in your closet! A slight add up in work wear, a bit in your party wear and some casuals too, shop for all of them to get sorted for your weekdays and weekends together. Top Vouchers Code won’t let you spend hours thinking about which stores to hook up to for this as it lists down some of the superlatives for you below.

 

Jaded London


An extremely fascinating fashion store it is that showcases a mesmerizing cluster of products for both men and women. Here you’ll find amazing dresses, skirts, trousers, tops, playsuits, swimwear, jackets, t-shirts, shorts, and a lot more. They don’t ever let you put on some boring pieces and so come up with a bright and lively set of merchandise every time. Shop for any of their products using Jaded London voucher codes at massive reductions.


Dandy Fellow


The makers at this outlet believe in comfort more than anything else and so this one is the best for those who reckon the same. Showcased here are fabulous shirts, polo shirts, tracksuits, blazers, coats, jackets, sweatshirts, jeans, chinos, leggings, hoodies and much more. You can also buy comfy footwear from some of the top rated brands here at marked offs. Use Dandy Fellow discount codes to avail them!


Lady V London


Taking you back into the old times, this store brings to you some super beautiful collections tying a tinge of vintage in it. They agree to the fact that fashion should be accessible to everyone and so they’ve become a master in producing plus size apparel. You can buy a bundle of fine dresses from vintage floral, pencil, polka dots, Dorothy and other collections. Order above £75 and have your hands on Lady V London free delivery codes to recieve your orders free of cost.


Jeff Banks


Landing with everything exclusively for men, this store never stays back in making them feel special. They encompass a great stack of products for them including shirts in various styles, t-shirts, jumpers, jeans, suits, blazers, coats and several others. You can also go for some exquisite accessories and shoes taking in ties, belts, cufflinks, hats and what not! Latch on to Jeff Banks sitewide promo codes to stay in your budget while shopping.


Jon Richard


Making your dresses much more attractive, this astonishing store compliments them with its luxurious stockpile of jewellery. They let you have necklaces, anklets, bracelets, brooches, bangles, earrings, tiaras, rings, matching sets and a load of other stuff. You can also get made some personalized jewellery here. Hold up on Jon Richard promotional codes and shop your heart out at discounted rates.


Lenstore


Those who struggle with their weak eyesights every day will agree on how glasses ruin their looks at the important events every time! Lenstore, therefore, suggests you to have your pair of lenses made by them to ease it all off. Besides contact lenses, you can also buy sunglasses and accessories from here using Lenstore promo codes and save a whopping amount. Crawl up here today and get your vision cleared!

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review 2018-10-30 02:35
Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks (buddy re-read)
Use of Weapons - Iain M. Banks

Series: Culture #3

 

I'm still not a fan of this book, although the twist at the end made me less mad this time around. It actually starts off in a fairly promising fashion, as a kind of sci-fi romp that follows this guy skilled at war and who basically hires himself out as a mercenary. Sort of.

 

But then the story starts to get bogged down in itself, and the two interleaved timelines become less interesting. I have to say that the whole twist hinges on a few ambiguous lines. Also that last chapter (from the "old" or background timeline) is a cheat.

 

I'm going to get to hash it out with my friends and complain to my heart's content so it's not all bad, right?

 

I'm also counting this for the "Genre: Suspense" square for the 2018 Halloween Bingo.

 

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