Let’s read books!
Here’s a quick look at the books I’ve been curling up on the couch with. Well, curling up with these, two cats, and a hot mug of Earl Grey tea.
The Vorkisigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold. A friend turned me on to this sci-fi adventure series and oh mama what a read! While the series starts out slow, it picks up speed, gains momentum, and just gets better. I read them in Just anticipating the release of book #17 in this series has me excited
Actually, anything and everything by Lois McMaster Bujold; her writing is both award-winning and truly masterful. Plotting, character development – gaaaa, it’s fabulous. Since August I’ve read practically everything she’s written. I quickly worked my way through the Chalion series, and am almost done with the Sharing Knife series.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I’m way late to the GG party, that’s for sure. The writing is as good as you think it should be, the story better. I haven’t seen the movie, won’t bother to see the movie, but might read the book again. It’s that good.
The “Why Did I Bother?”
Death At Wentworth Court by Carola Dunn. Yawn. Another socialite turned 1920’s detective in merry-ol’ England. B-O-R-I-N-G. I’d rather re-read a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear any day: at least those have meat, bones, and an awesome story.
The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson. Yet another modern witch story. This one echoes thin TV drama, which makes perfect sense as the author was a member of the cast of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Nice, fast read, but I won’t be reaching for more.
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