It‘s been a while since I read the first book in the series, but I remember why I liked the series so much! It‘s a lot of fun, and the characters are fantastic! Onto the third book!
It‘s not the first time I‘ve read Good Omens, but it may be the fastest, clicking in at just under 24hours from start to finish. Like always, the book was a delight & now I‘m pumped to watch the tv show.
Despite a few rocky moments, I enjoyed the second book in the Invisible Entente series. Although I wasn‘t a big fan of the author playing up the stereotypical male gaze, everything else about the story was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed seeing her continue to weave new threads in with the already established characters.
I enjoyed this book, although I‘ve never read any of the Culture novels before. I have to admit to feeling a little lukewarm about it; while I liked some of the characters, the meandering storyline that didn‘t seem to have major consequences for our main character‘s life didn‘t wrap things up satisfyingly for me.
The first book in the main series of the Invisible Entente was fantastic. Daphne wasn‘t my favourite in the novella but she jumped off the page in this book. Her story centres around solving a murder, figuring out whose riling up the ghosts, and not falling back on her addiction. Well written & good fun.
This prequel was a great take on a closed room murder mystery, with supernatural characters who are forced to work together if they want to get out. I look forward to reading the next books in the series!
This also brings my book total to 17 for the month!
This book about cleaning takes a somewhat unconventional approach (no, not the swearing) that says “do what you can, as you can. Wash the damn dishes, and take breaks!” While reading, I found myself reconsidering how I clean, and doing a few little things around the apartment. Keeping around as a resource for sure!
#nonfiction2019 - something about survival
I really enjoyed Adam‘s story of making, and how it applies to all trades & types of craftsman‘s ship. It‘s certainly a little biased towards the type of work he does, but there‘s lots of room for picking up just what you need. It‘s made me get back into knitting.
A rollicking adventure that took tropes & played merrily with them. I liked the characters, and the story went lots of places I wasn‘t expecting. Definitely going to get the next book set in Pell!
A unique book that takes a look at a variety of craftsmen & their crafts. It‘s a book that explores working with your hands in a multitude of ways, and it brought me a sense of calm & a desire to do more with my hands.
I flew through this weird & wonderful, mad & marvellous novel in a little under a day. It had a captivating magic that made it hard to put down. The characters & concept grabbed my attention, and the emphasis on time through the novel kept it. Another damn good book from one of my favourite authors.
1) Characters are the most important thing, but the description is starting to matter more to me.
3) The only cookbook I own is The Good-to-go cookbook by Kathleen Hanna & I love it.
4) It might be Courtney Peppernell, honestly. Both her books that I‘ve read have made me cry.
5) Tagging some new followers! @SarahHarts_books @emilyrose_x @vivastory @kalytle1012
I picked this up for free from Amazon during their World Book day, and while I found the true story interesting, it was also a bit of a slog to get through. It felt very disjointed & oddly told.
#nonfiction2019 - something with an unliveable character
This scientific look at how, why and what we can do about overeating. I found this book really enlightening on several fronts, and I‘m hoping it will help me in my own life.
#nonfiction2019 - something with science
I needed to get out of a reading slump, and this short book seemed like a good option. It‘s cute, and a little simple, but it resonated with me.
The sixth book was more serious and yet still just as much fun as the earlier books in the series. A lot of Honor Harrington & Horace Hornblower parallels, but they‘re half the fun of reading the story for me. I‘m not looking forward to having to wait for book 7! 😭
A short & sweet musing about a variety of aspects of reading & reading life. I found it a fast read to fill out my nonfiction reads.
#nonfiction2019 - Something Personal
The history of the Radium Girls was a history I knew nothing about when I started reading, but the years of suffering & hardship they went through was heart wrenching. They went through so much, but they persisted until they triumphed.
#nonfiction2019 - something you saw on Litsy
1) knitting, baking & running!
2) I‘ve been thinking of trying cross stitch...maybe when my stash goes down a little 😂
3) yarn? I do like to try different hot chocolate flavours, although that‘s not really a hobby.
4) I was working early shifts, and needed something to keep my hands busy in the afternoon.
The fourth book in the series slowed down from the action in the last two, and I think it worked in the book‘s favour, letting the main character work through some issues & develop more. The main plot was great, and with the bit of a cliffhanger I wonder where the series will go next.
This makes 15 books this month, and for a month with a bit of a reading slump, I‘m very happy with that total!
Poetry books don‘t usually take me very long to read, but I found myself slowing down naturally as I read each poem. The poems seem to require you to slow down and feel them, and then think about them a little, and the way they present nature. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys nature or poetry in general.
The third book in a series that started off as what I thought would be light reading but has developed to hold its own in terms of seriousness. This book tackles revolution, and doesn‘t shy away from how brutal it can be. Part near the end had me in tears at the bravery of the characters in the face of insurmountable odds.
1) Ontario, Canada
2) As much as I‘d like to travel, I‘m happy to keep living where I am.
3) In the far future, and in space!
4) Poutine, Beavertails (the sweet treat, no beavers were harmed in the making), and maple syrup are what I think of when I think Canadian food.
I really enjoyed book two and the ways it evolved the character and the world she inhabits. It was great to see a different kind of darkness from the first book. I can‘t wait to see where Alexis‘s new rank takes her next time.