Fun read about a retired demon hunter turned suburban mom.
Fun read about a retired demon hunter turned suburban mom.
As an urban fantasy reader above a certain age, I adore the premise: what if the vampire/demon/etc.-slayer weren't Buffy but Mrs. Summers instead? Great premise, but it needs something more -- without Buffy's clever dialog, or an early-middle-age version of its teen angst, it's just a demon-fighting Mom. Which: yay Mom, but for me it's just okay.
Well, I did it. Picture worth a thousand words... it wasn‘t the absolute worst so it gets a so-so but I definitely won‘t read the sequel. Thanks to the mods for mixing it up for the 2 #teamreads though!
#screamathon #scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness
Here is another book that I wished had more character development. I also didn't care for the internal dialog the main character kept having with herself. If I read the word "schlep" in a sentence one more time I would have thrown something. Yeap, the prose was a bit lack luster. The plot was okay. I am chalking this one up as not my cup of tea. 3⭐
#screamathon2020 @4thhouseontheleft #Scarathon2020 @StayCurious #TeamHarkness Points = 50
This was a cute little book about a retired demon hunter turned soccer mom. It had rather a Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibe but it seemed a little dry. I think I would have enjoyed it better if I hadn't read so many Stephen King books this book 😈 51pts
#Booked2020 #BookClubWorthy @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious
Woot, I finished our Team Read for #TeamHarkness!! I've read A Discovery of Witches three times already, so I wanted to go for a new book. I actually have this book somewhere on my physical TBR shelves... but audio just fits my life better these days. I liked this one, but won't continue with the series. I guess I love romance in my cozies, and Katie's already married. View my spoiler below on that point.
#Scarathlon2020 @StayCurious 51pts
I finished this #teamharkness #buddyread today. It isn‘t something I normally would‘ve picked up, but the Buffy comparisons drew me in. I thought it was a fun read, and it was nice to be able to get lost in something a little lighter during an otherwise stressful week.
#scarathlon2020 #outstandingoctober #screamathon #bookspinbingo
Finished the #BuddyRead for #TeamHarkness & #Scarathlon2020 last night. I didn‘t hate it...but I‘m glad to be moving on!
This tale of a “demon-hunting soccer mom” was published in 2005 & feels like it: “cracks” about Kate‘s “size ten butt”, jokes about “slave labor”, & labeling suicide as a “mortal sin” (once* the official stance of the Catholic Church but still sad) were cringe-worthy & made the text feel outdated. It was campy & fun but...👇🏻
I was hoping this would help my allergies (cold?) & OH GOD, is it ever. 😭😍
A black mass bath for my black mood while I read about demons for #Scarathlon2020. 🖤
Catching up on Reductress headlines. This one spoke to me, given my current (tagged) read. 😅
There are some aspects of having religion in the text that I‘m really enjoying (esp. the Cathedral setting — stones, bones, & torches) & some things I‘m really not (insensitivity re: mental health [suicide is a mortal sin]; demons can‘t inhabit the faithful; doubt makes way for evil, etc).
Link to Reductress article in comments.
Glad this was picked for the #buddyread for #teamharkness. I enjoyed it for what it was- a fun read with some demons and fighting thrown in. I like the description that this is what Buffy grown up would be like. It fits perfectly. I may jump into the rest of the series right away, but may continue every October 😉 #scarathlon2020 #screamathon #bookspin 51 points!
Not exactly my cup of tea. It‘s cute and fun and I laughed out loud a few times, but am I interested enough to continue with the series? Nope. A lot of the time I just felt like I was being dragged along with Kate on daily errands. Just not a fit for me. 🤷♀️ Still totally worth the 50 points for the #TeamHarkness buddy read! 🤘😆🤘 + 1 participation post=51
Running total: 365 points
1. Tagged, and next is Frankenstein! 😍
3. Hmm...not exactly any “Halloween” movies yet. We‘ve watched some horror comedies, B horror movies, and a documentary on a scary story anthology. I think tonight we are watching Hubie‘s Halloween with Adam Sandler on Netflix.
This was meant to be posted last night, but sleep caught up to me first. My total for #teamharkness is not including current readathons. I‘m making good head way with #october20in4 and #outstandingoctober. I wish I had more time for #littenlisten, but time escaped me yesterday! Loving the tagged book!
The only trouble I had was the cussing while at church. She was a devout hunter so what was was with the swearing? Other than that, I enjoyed the Buffy-like mom, especially the research in the cathedral's basement. #Scarathlon #TeamHarkness @StayCurious
I read 7 hours for #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #October20in4 @Bookgoil #OutstandingOctober @Andrew65
Watched 3 episodes of Bewitched.
Started this one yesterday to kick off #october20in4 plus did some article reading for some continuing education that I need. A total of 3 hours and 4 mins. Hoping to get a lot more in today! I also watched two episodes of The Order and started rewatching So Weird (any 90s Disney fans?), which I loved growing up! 16 points for #teamharkness
Fifteen years ago, demon hunter Kate Connor set aside her holy water and ninja skills in favor of diapers and minivans, but a new threat has pulled her out of retirement. This novel is silly and sweet and I quite enjoyed it, except for the demon voices on the audiobook, which are creepy as heck.
#TeamHarkness buddy read (+50), 6 hours of reading (+60), Litsy post (+1) = 111 points.
#scarathlon2020 #bookspinbingo #screamathon @StayCurious
Okay, so this is only book-related because I was listening to the tagged audiobook when these flowers were delivered. Turns out that in 21 years of marriage, I had never mentioned to my spouse that I loved cut flowers in the house. As soon as I did, he ordered some for me from his home office (i.e., his desk in our bedroom). It was cute and sweet and silly and they're gorgeous.
I know I want to finish the pictured two books during the #OutstandingOctober readathon. However, I can't decide what else I want to read after that. So I am just going to wing it. My main goal is to read at least 50 hours. Usually it is 40 but I want to really push myself.
Finished this for #scaralathon2020 #buddyread Not something I would have picked up on my own but this was such a fun book! Not too scary and I could totally relate to the main character, Kate being a mom to teens and toddlers trying to juggle it all (minus the demon hunting, thankfully. Lol) (+51pts total, 159pts) @staycurious #teamharkness
This book was exactly what I expected it to be and it was just a fun ride! I love things having to do with demons and demon hunters etc! #BuddyRead #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020
Total: 178 points
(Sorry I‘m slow on points just happy to be apart of this)
📖 Soccer mom hunts demons
☕ Coffee and 🚿 Shower (must have both to function)
🕰 1925 because I would like to experience the roaring twenties.
Want to play? @wanderinglynn @klou @nute @MallenNC @JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 @EadieB @MoonWitch94
Saw this post:
As the world fights to figure everything out, Biden, Trump, Covid, BLM, Life...I‘ll be holding doors for strangers, letting people cut in front of me in traffic, stopping to talk to someone who is lonely, being patient with sales clerks, smiling at passersby.
WHY? Because I will not stand to live in a world where love is invisible.
If you can‘t find kindness, BE kindness.
#TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 @StayCurious
I probably wouldn‘t have picked up this book on my own, but I read it for #scarathlon2020 for 51 pts for #teamharkness and #screamathon. I did enjoy it. I may even have to read the rest of the books. It reminds me of the show Supernatural. @StayCurious @4thhouseontheleft new total 115 pts
#scarathlon2020 #teamharkness #buddyread @staycurious +51 +almost 3 hours for #cyoreadathon ! (I'll tally those points at the end!)
Honestly I had low expectations for this book & had it not been a buddy read I wouldn't have picked it. Now I want to read the whole series! This was a super fun view into what Buffy could have become if she retired as slayer and lived a mundane life. I didn't figure it out until just before Kate did! 3.5 ⭐
Another one down for #Scarathlon2020! I loved this so much! I just wanted this book to keep going. This is a buddy read for #TeamHarkness, so it‘s worth +51 points!
#screamathon #CYOReadathon #TrickorTreadathon #sbooktober #AnUnfortunateReadathon
If the question is, “Did I adequately prepare for #Scarathlon2020?”, I‘d say the answer is, “You bet your bony ass.”
(That was a skeleton joke. All bums are beautiful.)
Tbh, I‘ll probably read ~3 of these. 🙈 But I‘m dreaming big!