Saturday, 3 August 2013

What I'm reading 3/8/13

Last week was rather hectic so I ended up smooshing two posts into one.

What are you currently reading?

I'm in the middle of Kathy Reich's which is a fast, comfy read perfect for break times. I'm enjoying it, but there is a reason it's languished in the TBR pile for nearly 2 years (I like the characters enough, I'm just a little bored of the 'read one read them all feeling' that I've started to get during the last couple of books.)

What did you recently finish reading?

Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold. I loved it - it's exactly my sort of scifi, and it wasn't so Miles-centric that it dragged for me. (I like Miles, I just like other characters more.)

Book of Souls by James Oswald. I wasn't as charmed by this one as his first one, mainly I think because I had been looking forward to it whereas the first in the series caught me by surprise. There were a few moments where it seemed a little repetitive, and I think the main plot would have worked better a book or two further into the series, but the characters were all just as engaging and I'm looking forward to reading more in the series (and not just because of the hanging thread at the end of the book!).

Broken Homes
by Ben Aaronovitch. I raced through it and loved it. There were bits that made me laugh out loud, a tall order given the way I was feeling, and though I knew there was a twist coming, I was still shocked as hell by it. I can't wait for the next one!

The Thirteenth Sacrifice by Debbie Viguie. I thought it was a quick, enjoyable read and liked it enough to go looking for the next book in the trilogy. The second book, The Last Grave, got a bit weird for my liking and I ending up just skimming. After reading the preview chapter of the last book I don't think I'm too bothered about reading it. I'm actually quite disappointed since it seemed intriguing to start with, but I'm honestly not engaged enough to care about which way the story goes.

I started but didn't finish London Falling by Paul Cornell and The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby. Both were nicely written but boiled down to not my cup of tea so there was no point forcing myself to keep reading.

I read the preview for the next Inspector Lynley book up on Elizabeth George's website. Aside from how badly it was formatted, I don't think I've ever gotten whiplash from reading something so short before. It reinforced the fact I am actually going to read the next book, but also the fact that I really should stay away from it as well because clearly it is not good for me (how can you keep on writing about a character you so obviously hate??)

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Thousand Names
by Django Wexler came in on short loan for me so that, and possibly Kathy Reich's Bones are Forever. Oh and last year's Oor Wullie annual as I realised I never did get around to it, shock horror.

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