Wednesday Reading: Week 3 and 4

I’ve read quite a bit the past two weeks:

John Bude: The Cornish Coast Murder  –>   This was from the books I’ve already started last year, and I’m glad I continued. The characters were interesting enough, and the plot alright.

Vita Sackville-West: Country Notes in Wartime  –>  There was a lot of gardening in this title, and I don’t know a lot about it. It was quite charming thoug, and her thoughts interesting. And I was glad it was a short book, since this left me just with the desire to read some more of her works.

Ammi-Joan Paquette: Princess Juniper of the Hourglass  –>  This was also from last year. It was a little generic, and I never really warmed up to the character. It was interesting enough for me to finish it, even though I won’t read more of this series.

Intisar Khanai: Sunbolt  –>  Now this I thouroughly enjoyed, and I can’t wait to read more. Hitomi is a great character, and I love how real she seems to me. I love the worldbuilding, but it was never overpowering the story.

Mavis Doriel Hay: Death on the Cherwell  –>  I liked this more than the Cornish Coast Murder. I liked the characters, and the case was interesting enough. I loved the setting too, and how it was brought to life. I have another novel of this author on my TBR, and I think I’ll get to it soon.

Kazuo Koike: Crying Freeman, Vol.1  –>  I liked this well enough, even though I don’t usually like mafia settings. I’m not sure I liked it well enough to pay for reading more of this series.

Mito Orihara: The Legend of Annatour, Vol. 1  –>  This was pretty awful. The plot was way to cliché, I didn’t like the characters, and the only saving grace was the art.

Wednesday Reading: Week 2, 2017

Wataru Yoshizumi: Cherish

This was enjoyable and I liked both stories. The characters felt a little flat though.

 

Burgis, Stephanie: Kat, Incorrigible

I’ve gone back to this on a whim, and now I’m hooked. I really like Kat and the relationship between the sisters. I really want to know more.

 

Deal Me In – Reading Challenge

I decided not to do any reading challenges this year, excepting the Mount TBR Reading Challenge, but this one looks interesting:

Deal Me In Short Stories, hosted at  Short Story Reading Challenge, “Deal Me In 2017!” hosted by bibliophilica.

What is the goal of the project?

To read 52 short stories in 2017 (that’s only one per week)

What do I need?

1) Access to at least fifty-two short stories
2) A deck of cards
3) An average of perhaps just thirty minutes of reading time each week

I’ve decided to use the following books:

The Book Smuggler’s Quaterly Almanac 2

Steampunk 1851

Volldampf. Fiktional Steamgeschichten

Bless Your Mechanical Heart

Online Short Stories

And these are the stories:

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Wednesday Reading: Week 11 and 12

What I’ve Been Reading:

Lee French: Al-kabar: a novel of Ilauris

I’m still not sure what to think of this novel. On the one hand I mostly read it in one swoop. On the other hand…

I liked the main character, her strengths and her flaws. She felt balanced. I like the world-building. And still…

Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Story Girl

This one I loved. I liked the tone of the story, the narrator looking back on his youth and the summer he spent with his cousins. Montgomery is very descriptive and lush of the setting, and I could immerse myself into the story.

The children felt realistic, and I could easily imagine them.

 

What I’m currently reading:

Terry Pratchett: Soul Music

Still. Will I ever finish it? Perhaps I’m sufferung from Pratchett fatigue.

Kaoru Mori: Emma [エマ], Vol. 1.

I’ve lent it to a friend, but I#ve got it back know. I love Emma, and I love the plot.

 

What I’m going to read next:

I’m not sure yet. Probably Mumins lange Reise (The Moomins and the Great Flood) [Småtrollen och den stora översvämningen].

Wednesday Reading: Week 7, 8, 9, 10

I think if I don’t post this now I’ll never post it. The last few weeks have been a little stressful in offline life.

What I’ve Been Reading:

Jean-Yves Ferri & Didier Conrad: Asterix und Obelix: Der Papyrus des Cäsar (The Papyrus of Caesar) [Le Papyrus de César]

I liked this well enoug, though I’m glad I didn’t pay for it. It’s kind of modern, but still Asterix and Obelix.

Kohske: Gangsta. [GANGSTA.], Vol. 1.

I loved this volume. The characters are intriguing and I love Alex. Looking forward to more.

Patrick Leigh Fermor: Zwischen Wäldern und Wasser – Zu Fuß nach Konstantinopel: Von der mittleren Donau zum Eisernen Tor.  [Between the Woods and the Water]

Rachel Caine: Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1)

Melissa Scott & Jo Graham: Lost Things (The Order of the Air #1)

Robert Galbraith: The Cuckoo’s Calling

Joan Aiken: Ein Schaudern auf der Haut [A Goose On Your Grave]

Short Stories. Some of them really disturbing. I liked all of them though. And I’m going to read

What I’ve dropped:

Kai Setsuna: Mit Schwert und Bogen (With Sword and Bow) [Icha Love Koukai Hakamappuru].

This was aweful! Truly aweful. The art is at best mediocre, there is no story and I abhorred the characters. I really couldn’t finish it.

What I’m currently reading:

Terry Pratchett: Soul Music

I’ve read only a couple more pages, I think I might be a bit – well not quite tired, but certainly I’d like to read other things first.

Kaoru Mori: Emma [エマ], Vol. 1.

This is the new edition Yen Press put out, the hardcover version. It’s quite lovely to read. I’ve read two chapters so far, and I’m loving it. I’ve read Young Bride’s Story first, so I kind of knew what to expect. A well recherched story and interesting and vivid characters. So looking forward to read more.

 

What I’m going to read next:

I’m not sure yet.