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Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 336 pages.

Blood Magick - Nora Roberts

For:

 

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 352 pages.

Trust No One - Jayne Ann Krentz

Take two for:

 

Reading progress update: I've read 128 out of 352 pages.

Cover of Night - Linda Howard

The bad guys meed tp retrieve a flash drive with mob stuff on it. They think it was left in the B&B the h owns. They tried breaking in and threatening the h to get it back, but were stopped by the H. Their new plan is to hired a few more guys and blow the bridge on the one road in and out of town and hold the entire town hostage until they get the flash drive back. Talk about using a bazooka to kill a bug.

 

 

I think I am going to have to throw in the towel for now, at least. This is too ridiculous.

Halloween Bingo '18 - Update #20

 

Owl = called, but not read

Jack O'Lantern = read, but not called

Witch/Full Moon = both read and called

 

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Creepy Carnivals - Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie

Baker Street Irregulars - Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Spellbound

Classic Horror - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Amateur Sleuth - The Mirror Crack'd by Agatha Christie

Relics and Curiosities - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

New Release - Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

A Grimm Tale - The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

"13" - An Uninvited Ghost by E.J. Copperman

Gothic - Dracula (BBC Radio Dramatization) by Bram Stoker & Liz Lochhead

Southern Gothic - Be Buried in the Rain by Barbara Michaels

Shifters - Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Free Space - When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris

Cryptozoologist

Ghost Stories

Deadlands - Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Genre: Suspense - Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

Supernatural

Romantic Suspense

Country House Mystery - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Doomsday - Fracked by Mark D. Campbell

Slasher Stories - The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

Cozy Mystery - Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

Diverse Voices - Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older

Murder Most Foul - Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb

 

Wild card author (if needed): Agatha Christie

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

This just didn't work for me at all, and I'm so disappointed. The synopsis made it seem like it should be right in my wheelhouse, but it just wasn't.

 

I think my main issues were with the main characters, Audrey Rose (whose POV we read from) and Thomas, her love interest. I didn't like either of them. He came off as a pompous know-it-all, and she was insufferable and judgemental. She's also supposed to be a feminist character, but it falls a little false when she's judgemental about other women who like the more traditional feminine things of the era. That whole, "I'm not like the other girls" vibe that drives me crazy. She also had several TSTL moments in the book.

 

The romance fell flat. I felt the pair had zero chemistry.

 

The identity of "Jack" was obvious extremely early in the book, though the author tried to lay a false trail by dropping anvil sized hints that it was actually someone else.

 

I didn't hate the writing, and I did like the part where Audrey Rose stood up to her father, and the bonus chapters from Thomas' viewpoint at the end of the book were good, as well. I wish we'd been able to read from his POV sometimes during the novel. Maybe I'd have found him a bit more likeable, but by the time I got to the bonus chapters, it was too little, too late.

Reading progress update: I've read 416 out of 416 pages.

Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

Yeah...I may be one of the few, but this one didn't work for me.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 260 out of 416 pages.

Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

This one is reading faster than the other book, but I can't really say I'm feeling it, either.

Reading progress update: I've read 122 out of 352 pages.

Cover of Night - Linda Howard

It feels like I am making no progress with this book. I can see that the "read" page count is higher, but ye gods. This. Is. So. Boring. I'm nearly halfway finished and we only just now had an action scene.

 

I'm really wanting to like it more than I am, because the hero is more beta. He's shy and awkward around the heroine. He'd been attracted to her since she moved to town but she'd just lost her husband.

 

Now, three years later, things have happened that put her in danger and he came to the rescue. Now suddenly she's starting to see him with new eyes, and it's just not working for me at the moment. Not feeling it at all.

Plus, there's far too much page time spent with the bad guys.

 

I just don't know. I'm going to try to press on, but may end up using a wild card.

Lookie at what Audible delivered to me today!

THE MURDERER'S SON a gripping crime thriller full of twists - Richard Armitage, Joy Ellis

I've had it preordered since July! The next in the series will be out in December!

Reading progress update: I've read 181 out of 416 pages.

Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

Reading progress update: I've read 45 out of 352 pages.

Cover of Night - Linda Howard

This is taking awhile to get going...

Reading progress update: I've read 75 out of 416 pages.

Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

Woman Reading at the Fireside (1851) by Adolph von Menzel [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 352 pages.

Cover of Night - Linda Howard

I haven't read any Linda Howard in years. I'm wondering if I'll still like her books...

 

For:

 

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 416 pages.

Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

I have six books left to read in order to fill all the squares on my card. I figured it up, and I have three days to finish each book. I can totally do that.

 

This one is for:

 

Halloween Bingo '18 - Update #19

 

Owl = called, but not read

Jack O'Lantern = read, but not called

Witch/Full Moon = both read and called

 

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Creepy Carnivals - Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie

Baker Street Irregulars

Spellbound

Classic Horror - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Amateur Sleuth - The Mirror Crack'd by Agatha Christie

Relics and Curiosities - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

New Release - Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

A Grimm Tale - The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

"13" - An Uninvited Ghost by E.J. Copperman

Gothic - Dracula (BBC Radio Dramatization) by Bram Stoker & Liz Lochhead

Southern Gothic - Be Buried in the Rain by Barbara Michaels

Shifters - Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Free Space - When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris

Cryptozoologist

Ghost Stories

Deadlands - Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Genre: Suspense - Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

Supernatural

Romantic Suspense

Country House Mystery - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Doomsday - Fracked by Mark D. Campbell

Slasher Stories - The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

Cozy Mystery - Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

Diverse Voices - Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older

Murder Most Foul - Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb

 

Wild card author (if needed): Agatha Christie