Friday, June 22, 2018

Peek Inside a Book - I'll Be Gone in the Dark

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 I'm reading: I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara


It Begins: 

That summer I hunted the serial killer at night from my daughter's playroom.

On Page 56:
A bloodhound following a scent trail had brought him to the spot. The trail began at a child's bedroom window, continued over a fence and through a field of weeds, stopping at the curb. Shelby knocked on the nearest door and looked across the field toward the victim's house, a distance of about two hundred feet. He wished away his unease. 

As a true crime lover this case East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker was always on my radar. I've listened to countless podcasts and was glued to the news the day they finally arrested him. I've been on hold for this book FOREVER and it's great to finally read it. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

It's Monday! What are you reading? June 18

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: I'll Be Gone in the Dark
Author: Michelle McNamara
Date Started: June 16

Date Started: January 1
Note: Roof Beam Reader Read the Bible as Literature Event

Currently Listening:

Author: Ayn Rand
Narrator: Christopher Hurt
Date Started: August 23, 2017
Note: On part 7 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title: Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Book One
Author: Nick Abadzis, Cavan Scott, George Mann, Rachael Scott, Adriana Melo
Date Read: June 14
Stars: 5 of 5
Review: What a crossover! Since it collects issues from other storylines it wasn't always perfect, but I enjoyed it too much to lower my star rating.

Title: Kim Reaper Vol. 1
Author: Sarah Graley
Date Read: June 13
Stars: 4 of 5
Review: Kim is a college girl just trying to get through her classes with a part time job. Typical story except Kim's part time job is a grim reaper. She gets into a bit of trouble when cute girl Becka takes a liking.  Things go over the top, but it was really fun.

Title: My Boyfriend is a Bear
Author: Pamela Ribon
Illustrator: Cat Farris
Date Read: June 13
Stars: 5 of 5
Review: So very cute! The author looked at her bf one day and was like he's kinda like a bear...and there you go the background to a very cute story.

Title: The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel, #1)
Author: Sarah MacLean
Date Started: June 11
Date Finished: June 12
Stars: 4 of 5
Review: I really liked the story, Sophie was great. Didn't care too much for King and I felt like I've seen his broody back story a lot before.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Little Thoughts about Ocean Light by Nalini Singh


Title: Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2)
Author: Nalini Singh
Publication Date: June 12
Rating: 5 Stars
Read: March 9-11 (eARC)

Synopsis: Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there's a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment--taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he's at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling...

Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won't hide the facts of Bo's condition from him or herself. She's suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine...

But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back--even if it means striking a devil's bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy... 

Review: Another great entry into this series. Nalini Singh builds a world with such detail that sneaks up on you in ways. After I read this book I went back and reread some of my favorites in the series. I started to notice small mentions of Black Sea that show up in this book and it made me love this book even more.

I have always liked Bo, so it was great to get to know him more and Kaia was just wonderful. The best part of his book was getting to know more about Black Sea, and there are still so much we don't know about them!  I'm hoping we get to visit with Black Sea some more in future books.