Saturday, February 13, 2010

Already behind with book reviews

Here it is, almost the middle of February, and I’m already well behind with book reviews. I’d hope to last a little longer than this.

I’ve read five books so far this month (hooray, I’m still reading) but the start of the school year has really knocked me for six. I was expecting to start going upwards health-wise with Marcus back at school, but I find that suddenly I’m back into a strict routine, needed to help at school and bully help Marcus with his homework after school, and in fact I’m barely holding steady and may even being going down.

I want to talk about the books I’ve read as they’ve been very interesting so far, but having the energy, and more importantly the concentration, to put everything down in words is eluding me.

I’ll do what I can and try not to stress about it (remember Kerry, 2010 is your stress-free reading year) and hopefully some reviews (or at least comments) will trickle out before too long. Sorry I’m behind already.

Monday, February 01, 2010

This pretty much sums up my feelings on the iPad


January Reading Round-Up

  1. Earth’s Magic – Pamela F. Service (240pp)
    New Magic, Book 3; Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy; eBook; 7/10
  2. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming – Patricia Briggs (168pp)
    Mercy Thompson, Book 0; Urban Fantasy; Graphic Novel; Library Book; 7/10
  3. The Compass Rose – Gail Dayton (464pp)
    The One Rose, Book 1; Fantasy; eBook; Reread; 8/10
  4. The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness (479pp)
    Chaos Walking, Book 1; YA SF; Library Book; 9/10
  5. The Barbed Rose – Gail Dayton (448pp)
    The One Rose, Book 2; Fantasy; eBook; Reread; 7/10
  6. The Eternal Rose – Gail Dayton (400pp)
    The One Rose, Book 3; Fantasy; eBook; 8/10
  7. Raising BoysSteve Biddulph
    Non-Fiction; Library Book; 7/10
  8. Mirror Dance – Lois McMaster Bujold (592pp)
    Vorkosigan, Book 9; Science Fiction; eBook; Reread; 10/10
  9. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle (184pp)
    Time Quintet, Book 1; Children; SF; Reread; 9/10
  10. Wolfe’s HopeLora Leigh (29 pp)
    Breeds, Book 10; Short Story; Erotic Romance; 5/10
  11. Jacob’s Faith – Lora Leigh (257 pp)
    Breeds, Book 11; Erotic Romance; DNF

Best book of the month =  The Knife of Never Letting Go
Biggest disappointment of the month = Wolfe’s Hope

January Reading:
Books read this month = 9
Short Stories read this month = 1
Total reads this month = 10

10/10 reads this month = 1 
DNFs this month = 1
New reads this month = 6
Rereads this month = 4
paper books : eBooks = 4 : 6  = 40 % : 60 %

Pages read this month = 240 + 168 = 464 + 479 + 448 + 400 + 216 + 592 + 184 + 29 = 3220

January Challenges Progress
Flashback Reading Challenge = 4
Big Book Challenge = 1
Sci Fi Experience = 3

January List Progress
eBooks read = 6
SFF books read = 8
Library Books read = 2
Audiobooks listened to = 0

Jacob’s Faith by Lora Leigh

Leigh, Lora - Breeds 11 - Jacob's Faith From

They are a new breed, a new race. Engineered rather than born, trained rather than raised, and their unique genetics have created more than one surprise...

Jacob left Faith six years before, unaware that the mark he left on her also left her in an agony of sexual heat that never dimmed. Now Jacob and Faith are together again, but surprises lurk around every corner and dangers as dark and deadly as their very creation surround them in more ways than one.

Sorry, but I just don't care.

I don't care about the characters. I've read a quarter of it and there doesn't seem to be any plot showing up yet. I'm just not in the mood to plough through this and I'm giving up.

Jacob’s Faith
Lora Leigh
Breeds, Book 11
Did Not Finish
Read: 23-1-10 to 30-1-10

  • Tempting the Beast
  • The Man Within (Goodreads link)
  • Elizabeth’s Wolf
  • Kiss of Heat (Goodreads link)
  • Soul Deep
  • The Breed Next Door (in Hot Spell anthology) (Goodreads link)
  • Megan’s Mark
  • Harmony’s Way (Goodreads link)
  • Tanner’s Scheme (Goodreads link)
  • Wolfe’s Hope
  • Jacob’s Faith
  • Aiden’s Charity (Goodreads link)
  • In a Wolf’s Embrace (in Beyond the Dark anthology) (Goodreads link)
  • Dawn’s Awakening (Goodreads link)
  • A Jaguar’s Kiss (in Shifter anthology) (Goodreads link)
  • Mercury’s War (Goodreads link)
  • Christmas Heat (in The Magical Christmas Cat anthology) (Goodreads link)
  • Coyote’s Mate (Goodreads link)
  • Bengal’s Heart (Goodreads link)
  • A Christmas Kiss (in Hot for the Holidays anthology) (Goodreads link)
  • Lion’s Heat (to be published 6-4-10) (Goodreads link)