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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol II: The Kingdom on the Waves - M.T. Anderson

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol II: The Kingdom on the Waves - M.T. Anderson

26/11 - This isn't impressing me as much as the first book.  The language, the exceedingly thick and fake-torn pages, the characters - none of it is drawing me in to the story like the first book.  The novelty seems to have worn off.  The second book is also quite a bit longer than the first and my first thought when I picked it up at the library was "Wow, that's a lot bigger than I expected!"  That sounds dirty, but it's not meant to be and no matter what word I substitute for 'bigger' (still in the same context - longer, fatter, thicker etc) it still sounds dreadful, so I'm not going to bother trying and will put up with the mockery I'm likely to get.  This might be a DNF for, simply because I think the first book could (should) have been a stand alone.  To be continued...

 

11/12 - This didn't pass the litmus test of being given a second chance to be read while it sat on my bedside table.  I had only a few passing thoughts of picking it up over one of the other books I was currently reading concurrently - that tells me that it hasn't, and probably never will, hold my attention.  I read so little (maybe 20 pages), that I don't feel it's fair to rate it formally, but informally I would give it 2 - 2.5 stars (I've taken the review tag off this post because it seems to be the only way to make my star rating go away).