Sunday, July 07, 2013

Melanie's Week in Review - July 7, 2013

Greetings from my back garden.  England is finally getting a summer or at least a few days of it.  I know it has been sweltering in the States and I have been watching the news about that huge forest fire in Arizona. Here in the UK it has been overcast and rather tepid. In fact, I thought I was going to need a sweater one day last week.  But here I am....sunnies on, sunblock on, and enjoying the sunshine.  Hurrah!

Enough of my weather forecast this is what I have been reading this week.  I finally finished The Devil's Looking Glass by Mark Chadbourn. I will be reviewing it soon so don't want to give too much away.

I also discovered a new Thea Harrison novella, Wicked was out so I bought and downloaded it.  It is one in the series of the Elder Races series.  It was OK.  Seemed a bit short even for a short story and I am never sure I am convinced by Wyr who transform into smallish birds and reptiles. The story featured Khalil and Grace from Oracle's Moon and I couldn't remember how the main character in this novella came into contact with these two so I went back and read it. That got me on a trip down Elder Races memory lane and I am currently reading Storm's Heart. I am sure you are wondering why I am reading something so obviously PNR when I have said before I don't normally read it.  Well that is one my reading quirks. I will start a series, not necessarily like it that much but feel compelled to finish it.  So here I am ...several books and short stories in.  I usually skim the bits where man-hoods are bulging and breasts are heaving and get to the story.  In some cases that doesn't leave much to actually read but in Harrison's case I can tell she is building a slow, long but interesting story arc. Overall, I don't mind this series and looking forward to the next book to be released in November.

I also started Three by Joe Posey.  Regular readers will remember that Posey did a guest blog on Monday and is part of DAC 2013.  It has started out quite interesting.  I can't say I completely know what is going on but sometimes that is a good thing.

I am not certain what next reading has in store for me.  I think I am going to be playing it by ear....or is that by eye? I hope you have a productive week of reading ahead and until next time Happy Reading.


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