Hello people! How are your reading going? I am so happy because it seems like the slump is really gone! And ok, I’m not back 100% to my old self, but I am reading and I am enjoying it, so yay! Since March and April weren’t full of books I would recap both of them together but… before starting I have a small
really big announcement to do! I would change the blog name soon. It may be possible that I would pester you all with it both here and on twitter but bear with me! I am so excited!
March Reading Stats:
Books read: 13
They were really good!
Two of those books were just a tin hair short of awesome: Heroes Adrift was great, but the first two volumes in this series were just a little bit better and so, even if I enjoyed the reading a lot, I was a little disappointed (mind you, a tiny tiny bit!). And the other is The Butterfly Garden. It was riveting and I couldn’t put it down. I had some things to do and I simply had to procrastinate them because I needed to read this one. But. But once I finished it I was a little… I don’t even know how to say it, I enjoyed the reading but once finished the book the magic disappeared? Does this make sense to you? Managed and The Spencer Cohen Series Book one were two easygoing reading. Not demanding, fun, and lighthearted. And they were quite needed! And then we have LifeLike. Why this book is not on the awesome part of the post? I mean Kristoff can do no wrong, right?! And he didn’t but… I was expecting so much more and, in the end, I was a little disappointed. Mind me, I enjoyed the reading and I would go on with the series, obviously!!! But yeah… I was expecting more.
The most part of my reading in March was, in a way or another, good but not enough. Almost disappointing or it was the wrong time for it. This is the case with Moab is my Washpot, I enjoyed the reading but it wasn’t the right time for it. And I think I am growing tired of Harrison’s series, because I used to like those books but White Witch, Black Curse was meh, and it was just annoying in some parts so… I think I would try with the next one and see what would happen. Personal Delivery is almost not a book but a long short story, it’s not much if we consider it a real novel, but it’s not bad, it’s really fast to read and it was, for once, the right book at the right time!
Nope… try again, please!
The idea of this book was quite good, and it wasn’t really bad but… guess what? Not so good either. There are some things that need to be checked again, and don’t make me start on the romance part!
April Reading Stats:
Books read: 6
Ten Kind of Awesome!
Feet of Clay was an amazing reading. A fantastic one. A marvelous one. A magical one. Pratchett’s books are always magical and full of things: humor, irony, genius, amazing quotable thoughts, characters that you can’t forget, plot and feelings. We have multiple worlds inside just one tiny book. And you know what? I would try to write a review for Wyrd and Wonder. Wait for it!
I needed something to help me out of the slump and this book was the perfect one. The only cons? It was too short!!! But Ilona Andrews is one of my favorite authors ever and I was sure she would have helped me to read again!
Good… or not too bad!
I have spoken of Forever People on the blog tour post, so I would just skip to the other two: Moning’s series was one that I loved but I stopped at book 5 for quite a lot of motives and, even if I would have liked to go on with it, I couldn’t convince myself to read the book 6, because it is written with Dani’s POV and I was scared, a bit (do you know when you love something and you fear they ruin it for you?), I don’t like when they change MC (it’s a pet peeve of mine, even when I understand and it makes perfect sense. I am just not so happy about it) and I was thinking that to put a teen as MC in an adult series wasn’t a great idea (and here I wasn’t so wrong), and Dani… well, I did have some problems (little ones, true, but problems nonetheless) with her so I wasn’t kin on reading this book. And I would have liked to read the other books but I just can’t because I would not read this one and it’s a thing that didn’t make any sense: I mean, skip this one and go on with the others, right? But nope! I had to be the queen of stubborn and so I put that series aside. Since now. And I enjoyed the reading, but it’s not on the same levels of the others and some of the things I have feared weren’t so wrong, after all. And then there is The Devil’s Home on Leave by Derek Raymond. I liked this book, of that I am sure, but I am sure of nothing else about this book at the moment. I think I have to think about it for quite some time.
Hmm… what would I do with you?
This was one of the books that threw me between the clutches of the reading slump and I stubbornly again didn’t want to DNF it because I wanted to see where the story was going. And I have to give a star just for the dogs. But it’s quite disappointing. It’s not the worst book ever, and we all know there are some worst thing out there but it was so disappointing. The MC could have been one of the best ever, the story has some potential and it is original so… how the heck did you manage to make it so plain and boring? Soooo boring!
Ok, it was a long post but that’s all, folks! I am really looking forward to May, because I would dedicate all the month to fantasy (thanks Wyrd and Wonder) and, even if I would read a couple of books not fantasy, I have to confess, it would be a great month and I hope to continue some great series, too!
How was you April in books? And do you know some of the books I read in the past months? Let me know!