This Week’s Blog Posts:
The high of the week was Earthly Delights, a Corinna Chapman murder mystery by Australian author Kerry Greenwood. A fully-realized fat protagonist who owns a bread shop gets tangled up with victims of drug addiction, a witch, a wanna-be vampire, a dominatrix, and a former Israeli soldier. And cats. Corinna loves her some cats.
The low was the second Corinna Chapman mystery, Heavenly Pleasures. A chocolate shop is being sabotaged, a polygamist cult leader is in jail, a kitten goes missing, and a new neighbor in the apartment building is reclusive. Repetitive, slow, and too much focus on how handsome and perfect-looking the former Israeli soldier is.
Next Week’s Blog Posts:
Tuesday will bring four mini reviews of audio books I listened to, some to the end, some not. My commute is just long enough that I’ve enjoyed having a story going in the car, and I’m ever more aware of how important the right voice actor is.
Friday’s post will be a full review of the novella World’s End by Joan D. Vinge. The follow-up to The Snow Queen, World’s End was a hard-to-put down science fiction story that dances with fantasy, but it’s all an illusion.
Book I’m Reading Aloud to My Spouse:
Okay, all the dust has settled. The Page household did continue with David Copperfield, with one trick to move us along: we each read two chapters on our own before I started reading aloud to my spouse again. This jumped us ahead a bit and got us out of what felt like a rut. Now, things are moving along smoothly, reading-wise. Story-wise, tragedy strikes poor David again and again. The ol’ sucker punch of life!
Books Added to the TBR Pile: