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text 2018-01-25 20:02
I need a clean slate
The Tropic of Serpents - Marie Brennan
I Saw a Man - Owen Sheers,Thomas Mohr

Two DNFs in a day, this has to be a new record for me.

 

The Tropic of Serpents: I´m still bored by this book and whenever I´m looking at it I don´t feel the urge to pick it up. But maybe I will give it another try later on, because I´ve got the feeling I´m not in the right head-space at the moment to enjoy this story. I DNFd the first book in the series and ended up liking it on my second try, so I might do the same with this novel.

 

I Saw a Man: I skimread the last half of it and now I know how it ended. What a dud this book is. This novel is about 300 pages long and could easily have been cut by 200 pages. There is just so much moping around by guilt-ridden characters I can tolerate in my reading. Thanks BT, for encouraging me to not waste anymore time on this book.

 

So, what am I reading now:

 

Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry Children of Time - Adrian Tchaikovsky  

 

I´m still reading Lonesome Dove and I´m loving it. Can´t wait to dig into the next weeks chapters. And at the moment I have a weird craving for SciFi books, so I´m going to crack up Children of Time tonight. I´m really looking forward to this book and I hope it´s going to be a good one.

 

 

 

   

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text 2017-07-23 09:01
It´s this time of the year

Last week has been my first week at work again after having had a three week vacation. And as every year this week has been an exhausting one. And as every year, I´m hitting a reading slump after my vacation (and for that matter an internet slump as well). I haven´t picked up a physical book in over a week and the only thing I could manage was listening to audiobooks.

 

Still Life - Louise Penny  A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny  

 

I´ve finished Stil Life last week and started the second book in the chief inspector Garmache series right away. These are the perfect books in my present state of mind. A mystery set in a quaint Canadian small town, with a likeable main character and with a cozy feel to it.

 

And to ease myself back into reading physical books, I picked up another one of my Agatha Christie books. I hope this one will be the perfect palate cleanser:

 

The Body in the Library - Agatha Christie

 

Keeping my fingers crossed that I can break through my slump.

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text 2017-05-17 16:42
Update 24%
Kenobi - John Jackson Miller

Stop trying to distract me from my work, Obi-Wan! 

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text 2017-04-27 15:42
Bookish update - what I read/ February-March-April

It's been a struggle to read anything since this year began. Nothing held my attention. I must have started around ten books and finished none. An endless lists of books before me: review copies, new releases and library copies...

I was overwhelmed.

Until I asked myself what I really wanted to read. The answer was criminal fiction: a page turner that will ignite my reading passion. I turned to one of my favorites - Jeffery Deaver. I had started one of his books back in October (oh yes...) and just couldn't get into it. A trip we took last week presented the perfect reading spot: a 4-hour train ride! The book was really good; expect a review posted soon enough!

 

Apart from that I read a couple of graphic novels: the Morning Glories series and the new Sarah Andersen book. I enjoyed both! (again reviews will soon be up)

On other news, I bought some new books: 

American Gods/Anansi Boys (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) - Neil Gaiman (audio and a beautiful hardback copy -couldn't resist)

Beartown: A Novel - Fredrik Backman (pre-ordered) 

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas (audio and kindle)

Dreadnought - April Daniels (kindle)

 

That's all for now! I can't wait to catch up with all of you! 

Happy reading!!

 

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text 2017-03-15 09:46
Reading progress update: I've read 71%.
A Forbidden Rumspringa (Gay Amish Romance Book 1) - Keira Andrews

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