Bout of Books 18 Update

Bout of Books 18

This week I set out to finish reading two books I began last month. Cocaine Blues the first Phryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood and Reacher Said Nothing – Lee Child and the Making of Make Me by Andy Martin. I reached my goal so now I am two books ahead of my 2017 Goodreads reading challenge of 25 books . Can’t wait to try my hand at the next Bout of Books later this year.

Bout of Books 18

I haven’t written here for awhile but just wanted to declare that I’m participating in the Bout of Books 18 read-a-thon in the first week of the new year. Let’s hope its a great start to another year of reading.

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Bout of Books 18

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Thief of Lies Book Review

Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers, #1)Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book disappointed me, the premise was so interesting and I couldn’t wait to read it. But there were too many up and down moments and twisty things that were hard to make sense of that make finishing it an uphill battle. Gia was a great character but her klutzy ways made me annoyed and seemed to make the character almost careless around others. I also wished that we could have read more of Carrig the heroine’s father after the battle of Asile had begun. Overall I will keep reading this series but if the next book in the series is as bad as this one I don’t think I will be able to continue it.

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Phantom of the Opera – Back to the Classics 2016

My rating 3/5 stars

I thought this book was amazing, but there were a few things I wasn’t expecting. Since I had seen the musical before I read the book I suppose I had a certain knowledge of how the characters would come across. So to see Raoul be so loving and helpful instead of arrogant and headstrong was a surprise. Christine was a girl that had clearly been taken advantage of but thanks to Raoul’s love she managed to get away from the grips of the Phantom. Although I have only read this edition of the novel, other longer versions might differ from what this novel represents of the characters as well. The minor roles of Meg Giry, Madame Giry and some of the ballet corps is an example of this. I would also have liked to see why the Phantom was the way he was other than a murderer and his mistaken deep love for the heroine. Overall this was a great novel to read and it was great to have the opportunity to read the origin story of such a great tragic figure in our time.