“Time machines, magic portals, transporters, worm holes, flying carpets, relocation charms—such things do exist. They're called books.”
Richelle E.Goodrich.Click through to see what the Wenches have been reading!
Angela: I’ve been diving into the Malazan series with book one Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson. I was warned I would need to keep my wits about me and my advisors were not wrong. There are so many character and events to try to keep straight that it takes a lot of brain power. The series is compelling and I’m enjoying it a lot so far.
Anne: I am up to Biting Cold in my CLV reread. Fucking Mallory is all I have to say about that. I also decided on The Martian for my audio book. It's delightful, as always.
Barb: I haven't gotten a lot of reading done because I've been painting. I finished two paintings this week, and I'm still reading Darkfever. Probably won't get a lot of reading done this coming week because my Tribe is playing in the World Series which will probably keep my evenings full. #GoTribe #Believeland #RallyTogether
Donna: Well, I’m still enjoying the Darkfever audio book. This has been an interesting experience for me. I’ve come to realize I read incredibly fast and sometimes skip over subtle nuances in order to find out what happens next. The good news is I felt sufficiently close to finishing, so I downloaded the next installment in the Fever series, Bloodfever. It’s my goal to complete the audio book series before the Feversong book launch in NOLA this coming January.
Kathi: I finally got around to reading The Girl on the Train this week. I agree with the negatives I’d heard that caused me to wait so long: no likable characters, slow start, and an alcoholic narrator who keeps falling off the wagon — one of my least favorite character types. But in the end I did like the story, I just had to wait for a time when I was in the mood to endure these things to learn how it all fit together. The fact that it was a book full of stupid female characters left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. I prefer smart female characters. But now I am finally finishing my 2016 SWBC reading challenge by indulging in a mix of rereading and relistening to some of my favorite characters — in Voyager!! I’m also still absolutely addicted to A Place to Call Home, watching season 2 on DVD. I got tired of waiting for the DVDs to dribble in from Netflix, so I bought my own copies and have already set about getting other people hooked.
Merit: This week I started reading Empire of Storms, Book #5 in the brilliant, action-packed Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve read only 2 chapters so far because I found out that there is a new season airing for one of my most anticipated TV series: A Place to Call Home returned for season 4! I loved this Australian period drama from its first season and reviewed it here on January 15. I’ve watched 5 episodes so far (7 episodes out of 12 aired as of today), and I can say that this season is still as addictive and fantastic as the previous seasons.
Zee: I wanted to jump right into another psychological thriller after The Girl On The Train, but instead read Stacia Kane's Made For Sin. Which I LOVED. It took me a few chapters to really get invested in it but oh my GOD! SO GREAT! I'm sitting here praying it's going to be a series! Merit and Ethan are calling my name a lot lately, so I might do a Chicagoland reread. However, I am searching for another mystery thriller to read. I love those so much.