oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen

Wednesday Reading

I have a new Kindle Paperwhite, which I seem to have mostly figured out. Except why it comes on so fast when I was sure I had turned it off, and how this might affect the battery (I realized the manufacturer's estimate of battery life is based on reading - get this - 30 minutes a day. Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

I've been catching up on electronic galleys, and got a couple of previews turned in. Another galley turned out to be extremely pedestrian, all tell no show, so I declined to write about it (previews are supposed to focus on a thing the book does well).

Over the last week, I finished At Your Pleasure by Meredith Duran, which is not my favorite of her works. I enjoyed it, and I respect what she did with it, but I never connected really strongly with the characters. I suspect others might like it a lot more than I did. Maybe it was the Jacobite-era setting, maybe it was the "we were once in love, but now must be enemies," plot, but it had a very Old School Romance feel to me. I'm not sure if that was intentional genre meta commentary or not.

I also read Hot Pursuit by Suzanne Brockmann, the second-to-last Troubleshooters novel, which makes it number 15. I enjoyed the book, but I think for a new reader, it would have suffered because it had too many characters. Having a lot of familiar characters appear was fun for me, who read the series from the beginning and is interested in what happened to everyone, but I admit the book might have felt tighter, with more tension, if it had been more focused on less material. I am not sure if I am truly interested in the final book of the series or not. I think, given a break, I will be; plus there's the whole completist thing, given that I've been reading this author since she wrote category romance.

I'm about to get back to Untamed by Anna Cowan - I hope eventually to do a blog post about it, but am not sure how soon that will happen. Or if I can get myself organized to do it.

I'm partway through a comics collection, New Avengers Vol. 11: Search for the Sorcerer Supreme, and am still reading About Time 3: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who (Seasons 7 to 11), very slowly (I just reached season 9).

I'm not sure what's up next for me. I was having an urge to read mystery/suspense, which I satisfied with the Brockmann; I also want to read some specfic, but I am not sure which of the TBR books I will choose. The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi? The Maker's Mask (Books One Of Requite) by Ankaret Wells? The Neon Court by Kate Griffin, third in the Matthew Swift series? Griffin is already writing a new series, and I'm only halfway through this one. Any votes on what I should read next?
Tags: anna cowan, meredith duran, reading wednesday, suzanne brockmann, technology
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