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Melanie's Week in Review - June 23, 2013


Melanie's Week in Review  - June 23, 2013



I will not be winning any big awards for reading loads of books this week. In fact, it was a very slow week for me on book reading front. I only managed to finish one book which was The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley. I don't know what I was doing but it took me much longer to read it than books normally would. I am going to blame it on having the 'lurgy'.  It was a real cross between being ill and feeling sorry for myself for being ill so I guess that influenced my reading rate.

I did start The Big Reap by Chris F. Holm but making sure that I take my time to read this because I love this series so much.

Something else I did this week was watch almost the whole season 3 of Game of Thrones. I have the last two episodes to watch.  This season is seriously tense and very, very dark.  I read the first book after I watched the first series and was amazed how close the series matched the book. I had planned to read the other books but I am not sure I want to now as the series, although excellent is depressing. I am having a hard time finding a hero and when is Joffrey going to get his comeuppance? So should I go back and read them?

This is a short one for me this week but I am planning to be more productive next week with my last two days of work in my current job. Wish me luck everyone!  Until next week Happy Reading.

Melanie's Week in Review - June 16, 2013



Melanie's Week in Review - June 16, 2013


I was back to work this week so back to the big commute with a lot to read. I am most disgruntled as my Kindle decided not to work before I went on holiday and despite my best efforts I failed to revive it. It was less than a year old but as it was a replacement the warranty was only for a measly 9 weeks or something equally ridiculous.  This was my 2nd replacement so needless to say  I am not amused it has broken so quickly.  This is where proprietary systems let us down. I am almost totally locked into having a Kindle now as I have several hundred books bought from Amazon and therefore, not compatible on other e-readers. I have been reading books on my iPad but its quite heavy and if its a crowded tube and I have to stand then reading on it is impossible. So it's the big debate whether I buy another Kindle and be annoyed with myself or by a Nook and convert all my books. Decisions, decisions.

Melanie's Week in Review - June 16, 2013
Anyway I am sure you are bored of reading my big whiny tale so onto what I have read. I finished the last two books of the Eddie LaCrosse series by Alex Bledsoe - Dark Jenny and Wake of the Bloody Angel.  They were both great and I will be reviewing the whole series so keep your eye out for it.

I also finished Queen of the World by Ben Hennessy. I can't say I enjoyed it. I thought it was a tad dull and while the concept of mute heroine was a good one I don't think it worked. Or at least perhaps Hennessy needs to write Sarine a bit differently so that she is a bit more brave and less reliant on her companions.

Melanie's Week in Review - June 16, 2013Two of my sisters recommended a book to me which I immediately downloaded -The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley. It has started out to pretty engaging and hope it have it finished next week.

I have been SUPER naughty and ordered a bunch of books from NetGalley including The Big Reap by Chris.F Holm, God's War by Kameron Hurley, Three by Jay Posey and finally Shifting Selves by Mia Marshall. Now all I need to do is read these and I will be all set!

Melanie's Week in Review - June 16, 2013

This is my last full week in my current job and I am super nervous about leaving after 9 years.  I am looking forward to my TBR to settle my nerves. Well, that's it for me so until next week Happy Reading!
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