Saturday, 22 October 2016

DNF time

Ugh. I tried! I then skimmed to page 200 and was so boooored. No one had a personality. People I had started to know where gone since 44 years had gone by. And nothing happened in those 200 pages.

I had to dnf, it was just too simple. The language not at all historical, they felt modern and the main character was not nice, the hero an ass. Just no. It felt ..self published ( I am so sorry selfpubbed books!) But, I guess like no one gave it a second look over.

This was so dull. One of the early chapters was about a woman getting up, bathing, getting her hair done, getting dressed, and I was all come on!

They were all dull


Meh meh meh

Friday, 21 October 2016

#FitReaders Check-In: October 21, 2016

#FitReaders is hosted by Geeky Bloggers Book Blog  and That’s What I’m Talking About.

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Sat nada
Sun 30 min walk
Mon 4 km bike. 15 min walk
Tue  1 h yoga, 4 km bike. 20 min  walk
Wed  4 km bike. 30 min walk
Thu  5km bike, 30 min walk
Fri 30 min walk, 10 km bike

Bad week :/ Oh and no classes for the second half of the week

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Mr Darcy's Journey - Abigail Reynolds

Mr. Darcy is at his wits’ end. Elizabeth Bennet, the woman he can’t live without, overhears him insulting her family. Now she won’t even listen to his apologies. Then his old friend Sir Anthony Duxbury tells him two of their friends are in terrible danger. If Darcy wants to help them, they have to leave for Yorkshire immediately.

But something doesn’t add up. Elizabeth claims to know Sir Anthony, too – but by a different name. What game is his old friend playing? And is it dangerous?

Even Sir Anthony says the trip is dangerous. The Luddite rebels are on the verge of armed revolt – and he should know, because he’s one of them. Darcy’s cousin Lady Frederica decides she’s going with them anyway, and insists on bringing Elizabeth. Could this be Darcy’s chance to earn Elizabeth’s forgiveness and her love?

Elizabeth would rather face a squad of Napoleon’s soldiers than spend three days trapped in a carriage with Darcy and his headstrong cousin, but she has her own reason for agreeing to come. If she can just manage to keep her temper, she may be able to rescue her uncle from financial ruin.

But when a Luddite riot erupts around them, it’s Darcy and Elizabeth who need rescuing – from each other. 

My thoughts:
I listened to an audio version narrated by Elizabeth Klett. I felt she did an amazing job. It kept me entertained, I liked her voice and she kept a good pace. One thing though was Darcy's voice at times. He had a drawl and sounded so proud. Which he is of course, and it did seem to go away as the book progressed and he learned his ways.

In this one Lizzy is swept away by events. Straight into the boisterous Fitzwilliam family, and it was great seeing them. The colonel of course, a sister with opinions, and one brother is is a bit, oh he is fun too. And Lady Matlock sure has her way. A great family.

Lizzy's journey brings her straight into the luddite rebellion. Straight into contact with Darcy. They annoy each other, they liked each other. And they live happily ever after.

This was even more fun than reading! :D

A good story with many twists and turns.

Audiobook, 11 hours
Published Sep 21st 2016 by Abigail Reynolds
Pride and prejudice variation
In exchange for an honest review

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Legacy of the demon - Diana Rowland

Sidelined demon summoner Kara Gillian has her hands full when dimensional rifts allow demons to cause widespread panic and destruction on Earth. These aren't the human-tolerant summonables she's known before, but demons from the far reaches of the demon realm. 

Add three demonic lords with conflicting ambitions to the mix, and Kara has the perfect recipe for global disaster. 

My thoughts:
Arghh, how to even review this? I am torn. It feels like the only reason I will give this a 3 is cos I like this world and these characters, but my brain realises it is only a 2. If this had been any other series it had been a 2 and I would not have read more. SIGH.

From what I remember I had the same issues with the previous books. She just talked and talked and talked, they went from place to place, but nothing happened. If I had been the editor I would have cut half the book cos 500 pages of this was yawn worthy.

It had its moments, like when 8 books of secrets got told...I mean brace yourself. We do not need everything at once.

I had forgotten who she had hooked up with...I do not feel it.

I did not remember Pellini.

The whole book felt like I had missed one in between.

Gods, listen to your brain! But I do not want to!

Fine, I will rate it 2 because it was only ok.

*Sad face*

Mass Market Paperback, 453 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by DAW
Kara Gillian #8
Urban fantasy


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