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Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night (The Grantchester Mysteries)
James Runcie
Progress: 199/368pages
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7
J.K. Rowling, Jim Dale
Progress: 62%

Followers of Fashion (Date unknown) by Delphin Enjolras (1857-1945) [x]

The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion

The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion: A Haunted House Mystery- Book 0 - Roger Hayden

Two words: Cliffhanger ending

 

Had I known that going in, I'd have never bothered. I mean, I knew it was a novella, and I knew it was setting up a series of books. Silly me, I still expected an ending "for now" with the overall story continuing in the next book.

 

What I got was was the book just cutting off mid-scene.

 

And not to mention the numerous editing errors, like characters' names changing mid-paragraph, words being left out, improper sentence structure, etc.

 

It also suffered from being way too descriptive in some places and not nearly enough in others. The characters made leaps in judgment at times, and I couldn't quite figure out how they got there.

 

It's a shame, because the idea for the premise was good, but my rage at the cliffhanger, and the editing issues will prevent me from going any further.

 

At least it was free.

The time is now. Go get it!!

Notice: Free Download for The Way of Kings

Reblogged from Moonlight Reader:
The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive, The) - Brandon Sanderson

To my fantasy reading friends, Tor.com is offering a free download of Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings on March 23 & 24. This is the first book in his Stormlight Archives series - the third book, Oathbringer, is scheduled for release November 14!

 

Grab the free download here!

 

And enjoy!

 

 

The Reader (Date unknown) by Rudolf Alfred Höger (1877-1930) [x]

My latest haul from BetterWorldBooks...

Each book was approximately $2.38 each.

 

My Kindle First choice for March

A Criminal Defense - William L. Myers Jr.

Reading progress update: I've read 62%.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7 - J.K. Rowling, Jim  Dale

Dobby.

 

 

No matter how many times I read (or in this case, have read to me) this book, I always lose it right here.

Reading progress update: I've read 298 out of 432 pages.

Versailles - Elizabeth Massie

My friend Kel and I are reading this together because we wanted to see if there were any extra scenes that didn't make it to the show.

 

There's been a couple of things unfamiliar to me, but I blew through the show so quickly, I honestly cannot tell if they are extra scenes, or just things I don't remember, lol.

A Girl Reading (c. 1842) by William Etty [x]

The Reader in White (Date unknown) by Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891) [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 124 out of 432 pages.

Versailles - Elizabeth Massie

Reading progress update: I've read 199 out of 368 pages.

Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night (The Grantchester Mysteries) - James Runcie

Reading progress update: I've read 45 out of 432 pages.

Versailles - Elizabeth Massie

Annnnnnd now I'm wanting to rewatch the whole series again...

The Thames Swans (Date unknown) by Thomas Brooks (1818-1891) [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 58%.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7 - J.K. Rowling, Jim  Dale

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay - J.K. Rowling

I absolutely loved this! It was so nice to be back in this world again. I've not yet seen the movie (I know, I know), and now I'm even more keen to.

I was a little worried initially about it being written is screenplay format, but I actually ended up loving that it was.

I loved the characters, the setting, the time period, just...everything!