I was reading a novel and the woman in the novel lies. Not because she is a spy in the civil war, not because it is not her story, but because she is ashamed. It is an historical romance , and what she did was considered disgraceful ,but the hero knows most of the story anyway. And it is going to come out. A first, I thought I was just being me . I like people to be more honest. However, in this case , it just feels like an overly -dramatic piece of action to what was a quiet drama of a marriage that was supposed to grow into a love match.
So there is a time when I would have finished it anyway. I can’t waste my time now. I used to think of romance novels as candy. Now, I want them to be gourmet candy. No time for bad candy, anymore.
Midnight Riot Ben Aaronovitch (KB) paranormal detective in london — this is the first in the series – ( I read the third first) excellent.
An artificial night Seanan McGuire (LB) third book in the rosemary and rue series. She really hits her stride with this one.
The elegant gathering of white snows Kris Radish (KlB) A bunch of women friends in Wisconsin decide to take a walk. A long walk. It gets a bit heavy-handed, but I enjoyed it.It resonates. Almost every woman I know has wanted to just walk away from her life at some point. Not because it is horrible , not because it is bad, but because.
Gooseberry Bluff 11 (KS)
Indexing 5 (KS) I might have lost count.
Au revoir, crazy European chick / by Joe Schreiber (KLB) review here. Fun.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore / Robin Sloan (LB)books store. geeks. codes. tales of treasure. What is not to love? And I really really like the ending.
Charm & strange / Stephanie Kuehn (LB)not my usual type of book, but well done. review
gooseberry bluff 12 – the end (KS)General view of serials. If I don’t know the author, I might not do it. Waiting two weeks for the next part means that my own brain does not keep the continuity flow. It helped that many of these episodes ended on a cliff hanger.