Books I’ve read recently:
My thoughts: I read this book for one reason and one reason only. Because I cannot give up a series once I’ve begun it. That being said it was what I’ve come to expect from Janet Evanovich. A few funny one liners, situations that are a bit like car crashes (sometimes they are actual car crashes) and frustration with some of the main characters. This is my go to light reading, I’m not expecting anything epic from it but in a way it’s comforting to come back to this series every so often.
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
My thoughts: This series. This series. Oh my god this series. I know that sometimes they’re too long. I know that there are scenes which could probably be removed for ease of pacing and reading but it’s not going to stop me from reading it. I was an Outlander virgin until this year. I had no notion of Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. No notion of Jamie Fraser. Of Roger Mac or Brianna.
My sister mentioned these casually to me previously but I didn’t really feel like it. But then a coworker mentioned them to me, and now I’m just all over it. I’ve read them so much, and return to the previous books to remind myself of scenes I love.
And along with the Fiery Cross I just finished A Breath of Snow and Ashes and am quite eager to get along with the rest of the series.
I will be completing full length reviews of both of these books later. Because these books deserve all the praise they can get even if some of the language is a little bit problematic and I’m still almost entirely sure I will never be able to speak Gaelic. Ever.
I also read Leaving the Beach by Mary Rowen and in the process I’ve met two of the most dislikable characters I’ve ever had the displeasure to meet but yet the book left me with fond feelings due to its soundtrack. It’s soundtrack is pretty much the reason to keep reading. Longer review to follow.
The books I’m already reading
The Blind Side by Michael Lewis.
I actually don’t like football all that much, but my sister adores it. And I was told by a friend that this was one of the books he’d ever read, so with that in mind I am trying to expand my horizons.
The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne
This was a book I got for free, in exchange for an honest review and so far it has actually blown me away.
It is once again, me stepping outside of my comfort zone, into a futuristic fantasy in a land I’ve never been to.
ON THE WAY
An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
The movie for The Blindside was good, and I found it to not be so much about football as about the other things gong on in his life. But I know books are not always the same as the movie.
The book is very football oriented, which means I’m learning quite a bit.