What have you been doing?


Certainly not updating my blog  :) Actually I’ve been doing a whole heap of stuff!! I just finished an online class, we had vacation, there’s the kids’ baseball schedules and there’s always crafty-projects going on… But what I’ve been doing most lately is reading… Yes, I’m obsessive compulsive, and that’s my obsession of choice at the moment.  Here’s what I’ve read lately… Quite a hodge-podge of books :) The links when you click on the pictures are affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure  page for more information.

Shadow of the Titanic by Andrew Wilson

I’ll start with the book that I just finished… And the book that is totally out of my “box.” If you know me at all, you know that I don’t “do” drama, I refuse to go and see movies if they are real-life or could possibly be sad in any way… There’s enough drama in real life, I don’t want to pay to go see it… Ummm (spoiler alert!), the Titanic? it sinks.  I have no idea why any person would want to see it in 3D… But, I heard this author do an interview on NPR during their coverage of the 100th anniversary of the sinking… And it sounded interesting.  The book follows the survivors, and how the sinking and survival shaped the rest of their lives.  I will say, it was excellent!  I really enjoyed the book, it was well written, and I found the transitions from person to person well thought out and connected.  I can’t say enough about it, and it really isn’t my kind of book… but it was really good.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Now, this book? My kind of book :) There are witches AND vampires… what’s not to like?? I read all 4 of the Twilight books in a month… This is my kind of story! The only problem is that the sequel doesn’t come out until July 10th, and I can’t wait that long to find out what happens next!  This book flowed nicely, with enough fake history to allow you to escape into their world :)

30 Pieces of Silver by Carolyn McCray

This book was not what I was hoping it would be.  The description touted it as something like the DaVinci Code… Described as a controversial historical/religious thriller that will challenge everything you’ve ever been taught… Ummm, not so much.  I throughly enjoyed the DaVinci Code book, it didn’t “challenge” my beliefs, I read it as a novel… and really enjoyed it.  This book didn’t hang together as well as the DiVinci Code.  The changes from past to present were clunky and awkward. There wasn’t enough of the historical information to make it really “believable” (and I’d like to point out that I found the aforementioned witches and vampires believeable… so my threshold isn’t all that high). The action scenes were entertaining, but not enough to make it all hold together. I wasn’t completely sad when I finished this one.

Griffin’s Daughter Trilogy by Leslie Ann Moore

Well, I finished Dead Sexy, and needed something else to read… The first book in the trilogy happened to be on my Kindle, I have no idea how long it had been there, but I figured, it was there, and something to read… Elves and castles… My kind of book.  The first book was very entertaining, the second seemed kinda hurried, and the third book was disappointing…  So, for 3 books we’re leading up to this epic battle between good and evil… and on one page, with one sentance… “he knew what he had to do”… That was it… No description of the battle, no explanation of what happened… All that build up… the ending was a disappointment… but the first book was entertaining…

 Dead Sexy by Tate Halloway

This book started the obsession… I picked this one up at the library, simply because we were standing by the “new” books area, and Mike was talking to someone… I happened to look over at the shelf, and saw the title: “Dead Sexy: No Rest for the Wiccan” which made me giggle out loud.  This one had witches, vampires AND Zombies oh, my! Very fluffy read, and very entertaining.  I enjoyed it a lot, and although it’s not the height of literature, it was a fun and quick read.

That’s what I’ve been up to lately! So, what should I read next??

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