It’s not apparent from the reviews I’ve posted, but I’m really not all that far off my reading pace from last year. Life and work have hurt me a bit, especially in February and March when I got super bogged down by book club reads. But now, it’s summer, my big work project is done, and things are looking up! Maybe I’ll actually get the 8 reviews I haven’t written posted soon 🙂
Last week was particularly productive. Over Memorial Day weekend, I listened to I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle in its entirety. The light-hearted adventure was perfect to listen to while painting my bathroom. I also finished The Cold Room by J.T. Ellison. Turns out, this is a series I shouldn’t have jumped into the middle of. Not that I couldn’t follow the story — there was just a lot of (apparently important) background alluded to that I was missing. Finally, I finished Hush by Kate White. This turned out to be just okay. The main character drove me nutsy, something I’ll elaborate on in my review.
I also gave up on a book. I was offered a galley of a book called Hotel Angeline, which was the result of a live writing experiment in Seattle last year. I hate to say much bad about it, because the proceeds of the book go to charity, but the book and I didn’t click. It was a little too disjointed for my tastes, but it’s certainly interesting in an experimental fiction sort of way. In addition, the Kindle-compatible galley from NetGalley was ATROCIOUS. I’m getting very very very tired of NetGalley’s half-assed Kindle conversions. VERY. It does an extreme disservice to the author. If you can’t provide a half-decently formatted version for the Kindle, then don’t offer one at all.
This week, I have three books on the go, as usual. On my nightstand is an ARC of Karin Slaughter’s Fallen. I’m more than half-way through, and think it’s great so far. On my Kindle I’ve started Bloodline by Mark Billingham, another ARC from NetGalley. At least the formatting on this one is 90% there. And on audio, I’m listening to Madapple by Christina Meldrum. It’s really intriguing so far.
So that’s what I’m reading! What about you?