What Are You Reading?: September 23rd

Wow! It’s hard to believe that another week has already gone by. It feels like it was just September 1st for me. It has been a busy week in my house and home office, but all of that is for tomorrow’s update. Today, we are pulling the next two books off the shelves to read for the upcoming week.

What are you reading this week?

Betrayal by Jean Rabe and Blackbird Fly by Lise McClendon flew by quickly for me. I don’t know if it is because I became immersed in the stories quickly or if I’m getting back into reading like I used to. Either way, I finished those two books much faster than I have finished any of my previous reading choices for this year.

This week, I am reading Blood and Justice by Rayven T. Hill and Blood Skies by Steven Montano. Both of these books were recommendations that I picked up because they were both having free book deals and I figured “why not?” Neither of them are really in my list of favorite genres, but I am always willing to give a book a shot. If I find that I am unable to finish them simply because they weren’t my cup of tea, then I won’t leave a review for them. No harm, no foul.

So, those are the two books on my reading list for the week. And I also just realized that I haven’t updated my Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2017 in a while, so I should probably take a few minutes to get that handled. I like having my Goodreads reflecting the same information as my blog.

What are you reading this week?

Cover Reveal: The Daily Prompt 2017: October Workbook

The Daily Prompt 2017: October Workbook is coming soon!  With thirty-one brand new prompts, October 2017 is packed full of story seeds.  This monthly collection is scheduled to arrive in the Amazon storefront on September 28th.

Book Review: Sworn to Transfer

Sworn to Transfer by Terah Edun

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I read through this entire series this week, so I will be reviewing this book for it’s own merits and then comparing it to the first novel in the series.

The story was much better this time for me. I was drawn into it, and I was able to overlook most of the writing errors as long as they were not so glaringly bad that I felt the need to pull my hair out. It still needed a lot of editing work, and I found a few scenes that felt unnecessary to me. I read through them several times to see if I missed something, but I could never find anything that those scenes added to the story other than word count.

I learned a bit more about the characters in this novel, and they began to take more shape as real people, but, at the same time, they kept contradicting themselves (both in this novel and from things they did in the first novel). There were several instances where Ciardis did something or put herself in a situation that a real person with her same attributes and characteristics would have never done. Acting out of character, so to speak.

The story is there, though, and it shows promise. It was a bit of a tough read if you notice every grammar issue or could not find the author’s writing rhythm, but the story can and will entertain you if you can look past those major issues.


What Are You Reading?: September 16th

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Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you all had a great week, but if you are like me, you are happy to see Saturday finally arrive.

I finished Bestiary of Krynn and Back to the Philippines pretty quickly last week. I still haven’t written up the book reviews for them, yet, but I will get them done as soon as I can.

This week, I am reading Betrayal by Jean Rabe. It’s another Dragonlance book from the Dhamon Saga, and it’s the second volume in this set. I don’t usually enjoy Jean Rabe’s writing style, but if I want to know the story, I have to read it, so I will be plowing my way through this book this week so I can get my weekly hit of the land of Krynn.

I have the first one of the series somewhere, but it is not in my “to read” pile next to my bed, nor is it on my bookcases or my tablet, so I will add that to the reading queue when I finally track it down. I am not lacking for books to read, I promise you.

Too many books, not enough storage space.

I will also be reading Blackbird Fly by Lise McClendon. This is the first book in the Bennett Sister series. It is a mystery, so it kind of touches on the genres I read, so I’m hoping to enjoy it. I’ve never read anything by Lise McClendon, so I snagged this free book with some resignation. We will see how it goes.

Those are the two books I am reading this week. I’m hoping that since I have gotten the major rearranging done in my home, I will be able to sit down, relax, and really enjoy my reading this week.

What are you reading this week?

Cover Reveal: The Daily Prompt 2017: October

Just a few more days, and The Daily Prompt 2017: October collection will be out.  Coming on September 26, this prompt series provides you with thirty-one more prompts to inspire creativity.  Keep your eyes peeled for this book on Amazon.

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