Monday, July 17, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? - July 17

So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently Reading:

Title: Love Me Again (Hope #7)
Author: Jaci Burton
Date Started: July 16, 2017

Currently Listening:

Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Author: Lynne Truss
Date Started: July 12, 2017

Finished Reading:

Title: One Summer: America, 1927
Author: Bill Bryson
Date Finished: July 11
Stars: 4

Title: All He Needs
Author: Shirley Hailstock
Date Finished: July 11
Stars: 2

Title: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky (short story)
Author: Lesley Nneka Arimah
Date Finished: July 12
Stars: 4
Comments: Listened to the titled short story on LeVar Burton Reads. I have picked up the whole book and will be reading it to finish the full collection.

Title: Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII
Author: Deborah Cadbury
Date Finished: July 12
Stars: 4
Comments: A little dry, but totally worth the time invested in reading it.

Title: Come Sundown
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Finished: July 14
Stars: 4

Title: Second Change in Laguna (Finding Forever in Laguna #1)
Author: Claire Marti
Date Finished:July 16
Stars: 1

Friday, July 14, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - Come Sundown


When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.


This week the book Come Sundown by Nora Roberts is my current read.

Come Sundown
It Begins: 
Prologue
- Western Montana, 1991 -

Alice Bodine relieved herself behind a thin screen of lodgepole pines. 


On Page 56:
He had the novices on a couple of reliable hacks - though the bay they called Biff could be as lazy as a teenage boy on a summer morning. He plodded along under the man while the nervous giggle rode the cooperative Maybelle.


Verdict:
This novel is broken down into four parts. I'm about halfway through the second part and enjoying the story. I've already got my suspicions about things, but knowing Nora I can't be sure if I'm right or not and probably will find out when she tells us.

She paints such a great picture, I miss my brief time in Montana!

Monday, July 10, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? - July 10, 2017


This was a slow reading week. I'm plodding along with Princes at War and hoping to finish it up soon. I had a week off from listening to One Summer because my digital checkout through the library expired and I had to wait for another copy to become available so I could pick it back up.

Currently Reading:

Title: Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal FAmily in the Darkest Days of WWII
Author: Deborah Cadbury
Date Started: June 22, 2017
Note: Reading this on my lunch breaks so it's slow going.

Title: All He Needs
Author: Shirley Hailstock
Date Started: July 9, 2017


Currently Listening:

Title: One Summer: America, 1927
Author: Bill Bryson
Date Started: June 18, 2017


Finished Reading:

TitleEmpty Places
Author: Richard Parks
Date Finished: July 5, 2017
Note: LeVar Burton Reads Podcast. 2 parts

Title: Audubon, On The Wings Of The World
Author: Fabien Grolleau
Date Finished: July 8, 2017
Note: Loved the artwork, wasn't thrilled with the pace of the story. Also it always makes me a bit sad to know that while Audubon loved animals he killed so many birds to make his prints.