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Hello and happy reading to everyone!
I hate when that happens!
Sometimes best to just put aside what you're reading and try to pick up something that you're pretty sure will be fun to read. Though sometimes nothing seems to look good.
Kindle, 5 stars
Roni, I have overcome my Zynga game addiction, mainly by substituting other games. LOL I liked playing them but I was frustrated that they became more and more dependant on friends 'sending' me items and I didn't have that many friends who played.
own, 2 1/2 stars
Written like a 'Police procedural for dummies' I liked the book to start with and then it was just..mush. Very cookie cutter, very predictable, too much inner turmoil, too much coincedence. I'll try another by the author only because I already bought it.
Early Reviewer, 4 1/2 stars
Paul Kalanithi's life is great. He is married to his soul mate and is finishing his neurosurgical residency, one of the hardest, when he finds out he has Stage 4, inoperable cancer. This book is his own words about how he feels when he finds himself on the other side of the exam room.
I was drawn into this book from the start. Paul seems like a genuine caring man and doctor. This was a easy to read book about a deep, hard subject. I think the world lost a wonderful person when Paul died and I am saddened because he was a really good writer and I wish he had more time to write something else.
eta to add Yes, it's on the list . . . with so many other books . . .
21. Burning Soul by John Connolly
Nookbook, 3 1/2 stars
Terri, I really enjoy Gruen's books. Her characters just grow and have such dept that I feel like i know them.
Roni, I'm glad to see you.
Have a great weekend, Carrie.
I need to catch up on my Connolly. I actually read some out of order *gasp* but they were all I had and I couldn't say no!
Kindle, 4 stars
Very graphic but well written. Lots of twists that I didn't see coming.
66- Me too, Terri. I feel energized again.
E book, 4 stars
I also didn't like the one chapter told from Emery's POV. 2 books and all of a sudden one chapter is different than all the others. It was weird.
It was a short book so I didn't mind reading it. If I didn't already own it I probably wouldn't have looked for it. I really like the idea of what is going on and mostly how Holmberg writes but she seems to drop the ball just when I am getting into it and I just don't like Ceony. It is such a common theme in books to have the 'strong' female conquering evil and overcoming obstacles while finding true love but Ceony is too much. She is just not nice but it seems like everyone just loves her.
I'm glad I finished the series and I even read the beginning of another Holmberg book which intrigued me for all the same reasons that I liked the Magician books but the main character seems like another Ceony. I would have to think a long time on whether I would pick it up.
I'm very disappointed, as I had eagerly looked forward to this book.
edited to add: The end was fabulous. I stayed up to finish it.
You are getting a lot of reading done lately, Carrie!
>112 cal8769: I really enjoyed The Night Circus myself and gave it 8/10 stars.
>110 cal8769: I want to read more of the Louise Perry books. I read the first two some time ago though and wonder if I need to reread them to get started again.
That's so funny. I was thinking the same thing when I heard the news. Musicians are poets and story tellers in their own medium.
>133 cal8769: I will have to go and seek that one out.
Kindle, 2 stars
A Christian cozy mystery that got a bit too preachy.
Kindle 5 stars
Wouldn't it be nice if 2017 was a year of peace and goodwill.
A year where people set aside their religious and racial differences.
A year where intolerance is given short shrift.
A year where hatred is replaced by, at the very least, respect.
A year where those in need are not looked upon as a burden but as a blessing.
A year where the commonality of man and woman rises up against those who would seek to subvert and divide.
A year without bombs, or shootings, or beheadings, or rape, or abuse, or spite.
Festive Greetings and a few wishes from Malaysia!
To all my friends here at Library Thing, I want you to know how much I value you and how much I wish you a very happy holiday, whatever one you celebrate, and the very best of New Years!
175> Thanks, Roni. I love the sunset picture. That would be a fun tradition to see every year. Peace on Earth is what I want for Christmas!
Looking forward to your continued company in 2017.
Happy New Year, Carrie