logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: status-update
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2017-11-21 18:20
Reading progress update: I've listened 722 out of 842 minutes.
Spoonbenders: A Novel - Daryl Gregory,Ari Fliakos

I think I may have to give up reading. Everybody seems to love this book but I'm not feeling it. I have two hours left before it's over and I'm dreading them.

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2017-11-15 17:25
Sebastian the pop star
Black Butler Vol. 23 - Yana Toboso

Lol. I'm still sick, so I need all the laughs I can get. Behold:

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2017-11-02 20:00
Reading progress update: I've read 86 out of 210 pages.
Alliance In Blood - Ariel Tachna

This is a terrible book. Two days have gone by since it began. In that time:

- Orlando and Alain met.

- Orlando told Alain he would trust him if Alain would let him taste his blood. Alain agreed to let him. There was no indication that this act generally had any emotional significance for vampires - it was done for purely pragmatic reasons.

- Magical connection! Alain's blood allows Orlando to safely be exposed to sunlight. They literally spend chapters testing this. They technically haven't finished their tests yet.

- Another wizard arrives. Alain doesn't trust him and

tells Orlando to taste his blood to see if he's telling the truth. Even though this is exactly what Orlando did to Alain when they first met, suddenly Orlando feels betrayed. Drinking blood is like sex! Alain is whoring him out! How could he!

- Alain wants to make it up to Orlando and asks what he can do to make things right. Orlando says "Accept my mark." Meaning, "let me brand your neck." (I think it was his neck. I don't feel like going back to check.)

- Orlando hadn't actually expected Alain to allow himself to be branded, even though it had basically been framed like an ultimatum. He is beside himself at this evidence of Alain's trust in him.

- Alain thought that by accepting Orlando's brand he was marking himself as a submissive in their relationship. Orlando is shocked and dismayed. No, no, he never meant that!

- Whoa, wait. In reality, Orlando just put himself under Alain's power by branding him. Alain can now kill him simply by withholding his own blood, since Orlando can no longer tolerate anyone else's.

(spoiler show)


- Do any of these characters remember that Thierry's wife died less than 24 hours ago?

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2017-11-01 05:48
Reading progress update: I've read 239 out of 239 pages.
The Moai Island Puzzle - Ho-Ling Wong,Alice Arisugawa

After one last big push, I finally managed to finish this.

 

Unfortunately, it kind of sucked. Not only was it massively boring, I managed to figure out who was most likely the murderer well before the ending. Not because I'd actually figured out how the murders had been committed, but because there was one glaringly obvious motive. I figured that maybe it was a red herring, but nope. And the moai puzzle itself required enormous leaps of logic.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2017-10-30 15:18
Clean slate
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers) - Jennifer deWinter,Carly A. Kocurek,Anastasia Salter
The snail-watcher, and other stories - Patricia Highsmith
The Naked Sun - Isaac Asimov

I turned in these and a bunch of other library books today, unfinished. I still have The Moai Island Puzzle and Ichi-F checked out. Let's see if I can manage to finish and review them in time. I still haven't made a decision about The Ginza Ghost.

 

It looks like I might not get that second Bingo before the end of Halloween Bingo, although I still plan to finish the book I was reading for my Vampires square, Alliance in Blood. At the moment it's highly unlikely to get more than 2 stars from me, and I can practically feel the review writing itself. I'm still shaking my head at the author's decision to have one of the characters tell another character everything that just happened. The entire convo was included on-page, even though readers had just seen it all themselves and didn't need it repeated back to them. No wonder this book is just the first part of what was originally one enormous book.

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?