Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
Totally immersed in this one.
And totally unlikely to write a review. I just don't have the words.
And analyzing it in broad strokes doesn't give a rational explanation for why these characters and this storyline grabs me. They just suck me in even if what's going on doesn't on the surface seem like it would.
What a ride! What will happen next ...
blither! blither! blither!
—Robert A. Heinlein
So, what's on your waitlist to read next from your public library?
Thought it might be fun to share posts about it (and a reminder to update my shelves to reflect).
I have these ebooks on hold:
#1 on 1 copy. #3 on 1 copy. #1 on 1 copy.
6 on 1 copy. 6 on 1 copy. 16 on 4 copies.
6 on 5 copies. 3 on 1 copy. 4 on 1 copy.
4 on 1 copy.
(just in order shown on my library's website which allows a maximum checkout period of 21 days and uses overdrive)
Still updating my shelves to reflect and to work thru the wishlist. Any recommendations to immediately read anything currently borrow-able?
(Backfiring as a way to clean up some reading lists because I stupidly keep glancing at the "also enjoyed" and adding more to the TBR but working to remind me I wanted to read something or continue some series.)
I had Mr. R give me another random book off my library wishlist because think I'll be stuck waiting a lot tomorrow.
This second in the Soul Screamers series was picked.
So far, red-hoodies Scarlet's grandmother has gone missing, mysterious and starving stranger Wolf has shown up asking for work, and a brief glimpse of imprisoned but resourceful Cinder from the first book.
According to the ereader, I'll have this one finished in an hour.
I can really tell on the wishlists I cannot sort (like my public library's) where the "You May Also Like" sent me down the rabbit hole.
As evidenced by a huge clump of same genre or similar books in a row.
I am weak. I'm trying to reorganize some shelves and wishlists. But, that means I'm looking at books, and that seductive beckoning selection of also enjoyed, may also like, also bought ...
I have such a huge wishlist at the library (and tend to jump right over those books to the next in series for book just enjoyed or a new "shiny" seen on booklikes feed).
I'm making myself a "Random-Available" challenge for the remainder of 2017:
A Second Bite at the Apple - Dana Bate is first one my new challenge/game selected for me.
Start to finish, this one stayed true to protagonist Mags and the Valdemar universe.
A solid storyline -- unlike parts of previous books that had a kajillion raised and dropped plot points, deluge of new characters taking away from our main ones, main characters acting out of character, ...
Another page-turner read for me. The villainy that reared up in this one hardly as world-ending dire -- new sect encouraging misogyny and one misigynistic criminal -- and not that believable for Valdemar lost it a bit for me (I'm on the fence if "well done, hear, hear, pass the ammunition" or cheap plot point given the makeup of author's fanbase — possibly even response to objections by fans on how out-of-characteristically some women were treated/used in last volumes).
Not sure if this completes Mag's books or not.
This was surprisingly good. A page turner of a mystery with paranormal elements. If I was a bigger mystery fan, I'd likely rate it higher.
I liked the heroine, the world building stayed logical even with paranormal elements and her being a witch. Not the devil worshipping, coven-controlled-hierarchy, or *poof*-gee-unexplained-powers-chicklit type of thing that irritates me in some books. A well-written element of the book that added to the story. No insta-lust/luv or fated mate stuff (a whiff of potential romance towards the end).
I'm likely to read next in series when in the mood. I do want to know what happens next with the characters (and am even looking forward to the romance if it happens because guy wasn't a douchebag). A tiny personal irritation -- that I also had with Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books that doesn't seem to bother most fans of that series -- is her knowingly putting one character in danger even though thinking it was wrong to do so (and spending part of the same book protecting same character).
I would not have guessed this a self-published book had I not already known before reading/buying it.
Ratings scale used in absence of a booklikes suggested rating scale:
★★★★★ = All Time Favorite
★★★★½ = Extraordinary Book. Really Loved It.
★★★★☆ = Loved It.
★★★½☆ = Really Liked.
★★★☆☆ = Liked.
★★½☆☆ = Liked parts; parts only okay. Would read more by author.
★★☆☆☆ = Average. Okay.
★½☆☆☆ = Disliked or meh? but kept me reading in hopes would get better.
★☆☆☆☆ = Loathed It. Possibly DNF and a torturous read.
½☆☆☆☆ = So vile was a DNF or should have been. Cannot imagine anyone liking. (Might also be just an "uploaded" word spew or collection that should not be dignified by calling itself a "published book." If author is going batshit crazy in the blogosphere over reviews -- I now know why they are getting bad reviews. Or maybe author should take remedial classes for language written in until basic concepts like using sentences sink in. Is author even old enough to sign a publishing contract or do they need a legal guardian to sign for them?)
Just came thru via library waitlist. The first book in series really knocked my socks off it was so surprisingly good. I waited to follow it up because doesn't sound like each book follows exact same protagonists.
Road trip flashbacks thanks to this commercial and Char's booklikes-opoly post about Main Street Station square.
A behind the scenes look at the commercial is at https://youtu.be/Ndd_Xli36V4
I need to update booklikes shelves for the ebooks I've wishlisted at my public library (uses overdrive) before it grows completely out of control.
I'll be spacing out some posts for my wishlist from oldest to newest in the process.
Some are available now but not fitting my mood (or needing more research because not sure if read).
(Last books on page 17 of my wishlist)
I highlighted a few; see https://www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar for full list.