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Majkia (Jean) and the Quantum Entanglement of Reading - 2022

1majkia
Editado: Dez 27, 2022, 11:14 am

Hi all. Happy New Year!

I'm Jean, a 74 year old retiree, living with my husband Jim and our labradoodle L.C. in Niceville Florida. I'm retired US Air Force, Jim is retired civil servant. We have a motor home we try to use as often as possible, so we're often out of town.

I read mostly genre books, sci fi, sff, mystery, but I'm shooting to add more classic books to the reading list. I read ebooks and audiobooks. Arthritis is an issue with paper books so I stopped reading them.










🎵 🕮

2majkia
Editado: Mar 31, 2022, 6:39 pm

1st Quarter Reading - (I'll 🖤 the month's favorite book )

January
1. Dying to Sin - Stephen Booth - Series: Cooper&Fry #8 - ROOT, MysteryKIT, Focus:Mystery
2. The Executor - Margaret Oliphant - Series: Calingford #1 - ROOT, Classic
🖤 3. City of Dragons - Robin Hobb - Series: Rainwilds #3 - ROOT, Focus-SFF, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT, BingoDOG
4. This Immortal - Roger Zelazny - ☑ (Read by: Victor Levine) - ROOT, TBRCARDS, AlphaKIT
5. Inspector French's Greatest Case - F.W. Crofts - Series: Insp French #1 - ROOT, Classic, MysteryKIT
6. The Rector - Margaret Oliphant - Series: Carlingford #2 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, Classic
7. City of Stairs - Robert J. Bennett - Series: Devine Cities#1 - ROOT, Focus:SFF, Bookspin
8. The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman - Series: Thursday Murder Club #1 - ☑ (Read by: Leslie Manville ) - AlphaKIT, #NYWHODIS, Library Book
9. The Blessing Way - Tony Hillerman - Series: Leaphorn #1 - ROOT, mysteryKIT
10. The House in the Cerulean Sea - TJ Kline - ☑ (Read by: Daniel Henning ) - ROOT, Bookspin (December), RandomCAT
11. Veiled Alliances - Kevin J. Anderson - ☑ (Read by: David Colacci ) - ROOT, Focus:SciFi,
12. Closed Circles - Vivica Sten - Series: Sandhamn #2 - ☑ (Read by: Angela Dawe ) - ROOT, MysteryKIT, Bookspin, BingoDOG
13. The Doctor's Family - Margaret Oliphant - Series: Carlingford #3 - ROOT, Classic
14. Dreadnaught - Jack Campbell - Series: Geary #7 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi
15. Mindstar Rising - Peter F. Hamilton - Series: Greg Mandel #1 - ☑ (Read by: Toby Longworth) - ROOT, AlphaKIT, Series: SciFi

February
16. The Ten Thousand Doors of January - Alix E. Harrow - ☑ (Read by: January LeVoy) - ROOT, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT, BingoDOG
17. Sheepfarmer's Daughter - Elizabeth Moon - Series: Deeds of Paksenarrion #1 - ROOT. Focus:SFF. BingoDOG
🖤 18. Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir - ☑ (Read by: Ray Porter) - ROOT, AlphaKIT, BingoDOG
19. The Blood of Dragons - Robin Hobb - ☑ (Read by: Anne Flosnick) - ROOT, AlphaKIT, Focus-SFF
20. Black Cat Murders - Karen Baugh Menuhin - Series: Lennox #2 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, RandomCAT
21. Aunt Dimity and the Duke - Nancy Atherton - Series: Aunt Dimity #2 - ROOT, MysteryKIT, TBR Deck, BingoDOG

March
22. Termination Shock - Neal Stephenson - ☑ (Read by: Eduardo Ballerini) - ROOT, BFB
23. A Peace Divided - Tanya Huff - Series: Confederation #7 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi, Bookspin
24. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet - M.C. Beaton - Series: Agatha Raisin #1, (Read by: Diana Bishop) - ROOT, mysterykit,
25. Invincible - Jack Campbell - Series: Lost Fleet #8 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi,
26. Arcadia - Ian Pears - ROOT, BFB, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT
27. Slow Horses - Mick Herron - Series: Slough House #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, BingoDOG
28. Ruins of the Galaxy - JN Chaney - Series: Ruins of the Galaxy #1 - ROOT, BFB, AlphaKIT, Focus: Sci Fi
29. Duplicate Effort - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval Artist #7 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi,

3majkia
Editado: Jun 30, 2022, 9:52 am

2nd Quarter Reading

April
30. How To Rule an Empire and Get Away With It - K.J. Parker - Series: Siege #2 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, Deck of Cards
31. A Place of Hiding - Elizabeth George - Series: Lynley/Havers #12 - ROOT, BFB, Focus:Mystery
32. A Study in Silks - Emma Jane Holloway - Series: Baskerville Affair #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, BFB, Bookspin
33. Corporation Wars: Dissidence - Ken MacLeod - Series: Corporation Wars #1 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi,
34. The Darkness - Ragnar Jonasson - Series: Hidden Iceland #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, MysteryKIT, RandomKIT
35. The Summer Before the War - Helen Simonson - ROOT, Deck of Cards, - DNF
36. One Good Dragon Deserves Another - Rachel Aaron - Heartstrikers #2 - ROOT, Bookspin, SFFKIT
37. Murder at Old St. Thomas's - Lisa M. Lane - Early Reviewer

May
38. Fool's Assassin - Robin Hobb - Elderlings #5 - ROOT, BFB, Focus:SFF
39. Spin - Robert Charles Wilson - Spin #1 - ROOT, SFFKIT, Focus:SciFi
40. The Privilege of Peace - Tanya Huff - Confederation #8 - ROOT, SFFKIT, Focus:SciFi
41. He Who Fears the Wolf - Karin Fossum - Series: Sejer #3 - ROOT, MysteryKIT
42. Redemption Ark - Alastair Reynolds - Series: Revelation Space #3 - ROOT, BFB, Focus:SciFi, Bookspin
43. Dance Hall of the Dead - Tony Hillerman - Series:Leaphorn #2 - ROOT, AlphaKIT
44. The Once and Future Witches - Alix E. Harrow - ROOT, AlphaKIT, BFB,
45. On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service - Rhys Bowen - Series: Her Royal Spyness #11 - ROOT, Focus:Mystery, AlphaKIT
46. Anniversary Day - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval Artist #8 - ROOT, Bookspin, Focus:Scifi
47. A Deepness in the Sky - Vernor Vinge -Series: Zones of Thought #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT, BFB
48. Footsteps in the Dark - Georgette Heyer - ROOT, Classics

June
49. The Gate Keeper - Charles Todd - Series: Ian Rutledge #20 - ROOT, MYsteryKIT, Library Book, Series: Mystery
50. Lady Audley's Secret - M.E. Braddon - ROOT, Classic, BFB, Bookspin, mysterykit
51. Blowback - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval Artist #9 - ROOT, Series:SciFi, SFFKIT
52. A Murder of Clones - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval Artist #10 - ROOT, Series: SciFi, SFFKIT
53. An Officer and a Spy - Robert Harris - Library Book, MysteryKIT
54. The Case of the Missing Marquess - Nancy Springer - Series: Enola Holmes #1 - MysterKIT, AlphaKIT
55. A Quantum Murder - Peter F. Hamilton - Series: Greg Mandel #2 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, SeriesFocus:SciFi, SFFKIT
56. The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman - Library,
57. The Starless Crown - James Rollins - ROOT, BFB, Bookspin
58. The Salzburg Connection - Helen MacInnes - ROOT

4majkia
Editado: Set 30, 2022, 6:22 pm

3rd Quarter Reading

July
60. Artemis - Andy Weir - Deck of Cards, ROOT
61. Crimson Shore - Preston/Child - Focus: Mystery, Library
62. They Found Him Dead - Georgette Heyer - ROOT, Classic, AlphaKIT, MysteryKIT,
63. One Way - S.J. Morden - Bookspin, Root
64. Search & Recovery - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval Artist #11 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi, SFFKIT
65. Guardian - Jack Campbell - Series: John Geary #9 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi,
66. The Family Trade - Charles Stross - Series: Merchant Princes #1 - ROOT, Focus:SFF, SFFKIT
67. Bob's Saucer Repair - Jerry Boyd - Series: Bob and Nikki #1 - ROOT,
68. Meet Me In Malmo - Torquil MacLeod - Sundstrom #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIt
69. The God Is Not Willing - Steven Erickson - Series: Witness #1 - ROOT, Bookspin, AlphaKIT
70. The High Crusade - Poul Anderson - ROOT
71. Mayhem At the Orient Express - Lylie Logan - DNF, ROOT
72. Axis - Robert Charles Wilson - Series: Spin #2 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi

August
73. Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding - Rhys Bowen - Series: Her Royal Spyness #12 - ROOT, Focus:Mystery
74. Grey Mask - Patricia Wentworth - Miss Silver #1 - ROOT, classic, DNF
75. Shards of Earth - Adrian Tchaikovsky - Series: Final Architect #1 - ROOT, BFB, Bookspiin
76. The Peyti Crisis - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval ARtist #12 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi,
77. The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra - Vaneem Khan - Series: Baby Ganesh Detective Agency #1 - ROOT
78. Kingdom of Bones - James Rollins - Series: Sigma Force #22 - ROOT, Focus:Mystery
79. Death in the Fifth Position - Edgar Box (Gore Vidal) - Series: Peter Sergeant #1 - ROOT, Doublespin, BingoDOG, Classic
80. Listening Woman - Tony Hillerman - Series: Leapchee #3 - Library Book, Focus: Mystery
81. The Nano Flower - Peter F. Hamilton - Series: Greg Mandel #3 - Focus Series, AlphaKIT, BFB,
82. Death in a Strange Country - Donna Leon - Brunelli #2 - ROOT

September
83. In Plain Sight Arcane Casebook 1 - Dan Willis - Series: Arcane Casebook #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT
84. Fool's Quest - Robin Hobb - Fitz and the Fool #2 - SFFKIT, Focus:SFF, Library Book,
85. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue - V.E. Schwab - AlphaKIT, SFFKIT
86. Nophek Gloss - Nicholas Eames - Series: The Graven #1 - DNF - ROOT
87. Kings of the Wyld - Nicholas Eames - Series :The Band #1 - AlphaKIT, ROOT, SFFKIT
88. The Sussex Downs Murders - John Bude - ROOT, Classic
89. Beneath a Scarlet Sky - Mark Sullivan - ROOT, BFB,
90. The Comforts of Home - Susan Hill - Series: Serrailer #9 - ROOT,
91. The Obsidian Chamber - Preston/Child - Series: Pendergast #16 - ROOT, BBFB, Focus:Mystery
92. The Bullet That Missed - Richard Osman - Library,
93. The Kill Call - Stephen Booth - Series: Cooper & Fry #9 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, BFB, Focus: Mystery
94. The Kaiju Preservation Society - JOhn Scalzi - ROOT, AlphaKIT

5majkia
Editado: Dez 29, 2022, 6:00 pm

4th Quarter Reading

October
95. Vortex - Robert Charles Wilson - Series: Spin #3 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT
96. Assassin's Fate - Robin Hobb - Fitz and the Fool #3 - Focus-SFF,
97. Sabriel - Garth Nix - Series: Absoren #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT
98. Iron Widow - Ziran Jay Zhao - AlphaKIT, Library Books
99. Steadfast The Lost Fleet - Jack Campbell - Series: Admr Geary #10 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi, SFFKIT
100. The Space Between Worlds - M Johnson - DNF - Bookspin, Library Book
101. With No One As Witness - Elizabeth George - Series: Lynley/Havers #13 - BFB, Focus:Mystery, ROOT
102. Ringworld - Larry Niven - ROOT, AlphaKIT
103. A Dead Djinn in Cairo - P Djeli Clark - ROOT
104. Vigilantes - Retrieval Artist - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval ARtist #13 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi
105. The Black Ascot - Charles Todd - Series:Rutledge #21 - ROOT, Focus:Mystery

November
106. Spinneret - Timothy Zahn - ROOT, AlphaKIT
107. The Citadel of Weeping Pearls - Aliete deBodard - ROOT, Bookspin
108. The Grace of Kings - Ken Liu - Dandelion Dynasy #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT
109. Starbase Human - K.K. Rusch - Retrieval Artist #14 - ROOT,. Focus:Sci Fi,
110. Inkheart - Cornelia Funke - DNF
111. Masterminds Retrieval Artist series - K.K. Rusch - Retrieval Artist #15 - ROOT, Focus: SciFi
112. A Practical Guide to Conquering the World - K.J.Parker - Series: Siege #3 - ROOT
113. Touch Not the Cat - Mary Stewart - ROOT, MysteryKIT
114. Lost Fleet: Leviathan - Jack Campbell - Series: Adm Geary #11 - ROOT, Focus: SciFi
115. No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished - Rachel Aaron - Series: Heartstriker #3 - ROOT, BFB
116. Upgrade - Blake Crouch - ROOT, alphaKIT

December
117. Sorcery Reborn - Steve McHugh - Rebellion Chronicles #1 - ROOT
118. Mythos - Stephen Fry - ROOT
119. Lost River - Stephen Booth - Series: Cooper and Fry #10 - ROOT, Focus: Mystery
120. Binti - Nnedi Okorafor - ROOT, Series:Sci Fi
121. Wanderers - Chuck Wendig - ROOT, BFB, AlphaKIT
122. A Ghost of a Chance - Dan Willis Series: Arcane Chronicles #2 - ROOT, AlphaKIT,
123. Age of Ash - Daniel Abraham - Series: Kithamar #1 - ROOT, Bookspin
124. The Armored Saint - Myke Cole - Series: Sacred Throne #1- ROOT, Focus:SFF, SFFKIT
125. The Salvage Crew - Y Wijeratne - ROOT, AlphaKIT
126. What Came Before He Shot Her - Elizabeth George - Series: Lynley/Havers #14 - ROOT, BFB, AlphaKIT, Focus: Mystery
127. The Praxis - Walter Jon Williams - Series: Dread Empire's Fall - ROOT, AlphaKIT, Series:SciFi

6majkia
Editado: Dez 6, 2022, 4:17 pm

Series Reading: Series I'm attempting to concentrate on

Sci Fi Series:
Revelation Space - Alastair Reynolds

Greg Mandel - Peter F. Hamilton
✅ #1 - Mindstar Rising

✅ Confederation - Tanya Huff
✅ #7 - A Peace Divided
✅ #8- The Privilege of Peace

The Retrieval Artist - K.K. Rusch
✅ #7 Duplicate Effort
✅ #8 Anniversary Day
✅ #9 Blowback
✅ #10 A Murder of Clones
✅ #11 Search & Recovery

The Lost Fleet - Jack Campbell
✅ #7 Dreadnaught
✅ #8Invincible
✅ #9 Guardian Lost Fleet
✅ #10 Steadfast Lost Fleet
✅ #11 Lost Fleet Leviathan

Saga of Seven Suns - Kevin J. Anderson
Veiled Alliances

Spin - F. Paul Wilson
✅ - #1 - Spin
✅ - #2 - Axis
✅ - #3 - Vortex
Embers of War - Garth Powell

Corporation Wars - Ken McLeod
✅ #1 - Dissidence

Ruins of the Galaxy - J N Chaney
Ruins of the Galaxy

SFF Series:

The Daevabad Series - S.A. Chakraborty

A Chorus of Dragons - Jen Lyons

The Devine Cities Trilogy - Robert Bennett
✅ #1 The City of Stairs

Repairman Jack - F Paul Wilson

Realm of Elderlings - Robin Hobb
✅ #3 The City of Dragons
✅ #4 Fool's Assassin

Deeds of Paksenarrion - Elizabeth Moon

Book of the Ancestor - Mark Lawrence

The Sacred Throne - Myke Cole

Merchant Princes - Charles Stross
✅ #1 - The Family Trade

Mystery/ Thriller Series:

Ian Rutledge - Charles Todd
The Gate Keeper

Seb St Cyr - C.S. Harris

Pendergast - Preston/Child
Crimson Shore
The Obsidian Chamber

Leaphorn - Tony Hillerman
Dancehall of the Dead
✅ #3. Listening Woman

Gamache - Louise Penny

Cooper & Fry - Stephen Booth
✅ #8 Dying to Sin - Stephen Booth
✅ #9 The Kill Call - Stephen Booth
✅ #10 Lost River - Stephen Booth

Lynley/Havers - Elizabeth George
✅ #12 A Place of Hiding - Elizabeth George

Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

Max Tudor - G. M Malliet

7majkia
Editado: Dez 31, 2021, 5:00 pm

Mysterious Special Stuff

8majkia
Dez 31, 2021, 4:59 pm

9pgmcc
Dez 31, 2021, 5:03 pm

Happy New Year!

Have a fantastic 2022.

10Karlstar
Dez 31, 2021, 5:03 pm

Happy New Year and new thread.

11haydninvienna
Dez 31, 2021, 9:21 pm

Happy new year!

12Narilka
Jan 1, 2022, 2:21 pm

Happy reading in 2022!

13clamairy
Jan 1, 2022, 2:55 pm

>1 majkia: Happy New Year! Here's to great reads and safe travels in 2022!

14majkia
Jan 1, 2022, 6:08 pm

1. Dying to Sin - Stephen Booth - Series: Cooper&Fry #8 - ROOT, MysteryKIT, Focus:Mystery

This series uses the intriguing setting, weather and people of the Peak District to set the mood and heighten suspense and confusion. Such an interesting series.

15majkia
Jan 2, 2022, 12:41 pm

2. The Executor - Margaret Oliphant - Series: Calingford #1 - ROOT, Classic

Short intro to Calingford. A bit contrived but enjoyable.

16fuzzi
Jan 2, 2022, 12:53 pm

Found and starred!

17Sakerfalcon
Jan 3, 2022, 6:36 am

Happy new year! I love the illustrations you've chosen for each quarter. I hope there will be many good books for you to list!

18Meredy
Jan 3, 2022, 8:03 pm

Happy new year. I admire your ongoing thread title and hope to see plenty of posts under it.

19majkia
Jan 3, 2022, 9:07 pm

>16 fuzzi: Hey! Glad you're here.
>17 Sakerfalcon: Thanks! I just have to read faster!
>18 Meredy: Thanks! I'm hoping I can be more chatty. Being a really bad introvert, I tend to lurk and hesitate to talk.

20majkia
Jan 4, 2022, 3:42 pm

3. City of Dragons - Robin Hobb - Series: Rainwilds #3 - ROOT, Focus-SFF, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT, BingoDOG

Excellent as usual. The City of Dragons is found in ruins. But, will it awake for the dragons? Meanwhile, once they learn of it, the traders will hurry to pull it to pieces to sell off everything. How to stop them...

Hobb is so very good at mixing plot lines and creating such complex characters.

21Sakerfalcon
Jan 5, 2022, 6:34 am

>20 majkia: This series was like a soap opera to me - less subtle than Hobb's other work, and totally gripping. I enjoyed the ride!

22majkia
Jan 5, 2022, 1:11 pm

4. This Immortal - Roger Zelazny - ☑ (Read by: Victor Levine) - ROOT, TBRCARDS, AlphaKIT

Hmm.. Not my favorite Zelazny. Not much of a plot, llthough parts of the story were very good. The mythology mainly.

23ScoLgo
Jan 5, 2022, 3:27 pm

>22 majkia: Which is your favorite Zelazny? I re-read This Immortal just last year and agree with you that he wrote better. My first Zelazny was Amber, which I first read nearly 50 years ago. My favorite has to be 24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai. Next favorite would be Lord of Light. Interestingly enough, This Immortal tied for the Hugo Award in 1966 with a little book called Dune.

24majkia
Jan 5, 2022, 6:21 pm

>23 ScoLgo: My absolute favorite is Lord of Light but I do love the first set of Amber books.

It's hard for me to put my mind around this tied with Dune for a Hugo. It's imaginative, but still...

25reading_fox
Jan 7, 2022, 4:04 am

Happy New Year!

>14 majkia: looks like a Bullet already, and there's a lot to get through. How dark/frim are they?

26majkia
Jan 7, 2022, 7:45 am

>25 reading_fox: Not that dark. Humor and characters lighten the mood.

27majkia
Jan 9, 2022, 1:06 pm

5. Inspector French's Greatest Case - F.W. Crofts - Series: Insp French #1 - ROOT, Classic, MysteryKIT

Lots of travel for the good detective as he attempts to solve a diamond robbery and murder. Not much in the way of suspense, just a concentration on detecting.

I enjoyed it, especially somebody running around London and getting anywhere he wished to be in a matter of minutes!

28majkia
Jan 9, 2022, 5:36 pm

6. The Rector - Margaret Oliphant - Series: Carlingford #2 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, Classic

Interesting to see a book about a male doubting his calling and putting his mother first.

29majkia
Jan 11, 2022, 2:58 pm

7. City of Stairs - Robert J. Bennett - Series: Devine Cities#1 - ROOT, Focus:SFF, Bookspin, alphaKIT

I listened to the Audio version read, very ably, by Alma Cuervo

What is reality? Is it something solid and independent of us, each and every one of us? Or is it created by what we believe, and how we think it is? Can we make the world change by merely creating a shared reality that we all agree to live within? And if so, how can that be altered? Can it be?

This was a terrific read. A strong female protagonist, a complex plot, world-building that was deep and elaborate and well-planned. Highly recommended for those who enjoy a fantasy that has depth and thought behind it.

30ScoLgo
Jan 11, 2022, 3:09 pm

>29 majkia: Glad to hear you liked City of Stairs! This trilogy was one of my favorite reads of 2019. I originally borrowed from Overdrive but liked all three books so much I bought them in print for a re-read.

31Sakerfalcon
Jan 12, 2022, 6:24 am

>29 majkia:, >30 ScoLgo: This is such a great trilogy! It wasn't like any other fantasy series that I'd read.

32clamairy
Jan 12, 2022, 11:07 am

>29 majkia: >30 ScoLgo: >31 Sakerfalcon: Oh, I bought this one in 2020, probably because of YouKneek's reviews of this series. Perhaps I'll bump it up the TBR stack.

33ScoLgo
Jan 12, 2022, 12:04 pm

>32 clamairy: Should you decide to give the trilogy a try, I hope you like it & will be interested in reading your thoughts once you finish. As fantasy goes, I agree with Sakerfalcon that it is a unique take on the genre. Most of the expected standard tropes are missing - but I didn't miss them. LOL!!

34majkia
Jan 12, 2022, 12:25 pm

>32 clamairy: Yes, I'm definitely reading the trilogy. I did read this one when it first came out, so this was a re-read in preparation for reading the next two.

35AHS-Wolfy
Jan 15, 2022, 6:09 am

Happy Thingaversary!

36pgmcc
Jan 15, 2022, 6:20 am

What >35 AHS-Wolfy: said.

Have a great book day.

38majkia
Jan 15, 2022, 3:30 pm

8. The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman - Series: Thursday Murder Club #1 - ☑ (Read by: Leslie Manville ) - AlphaKIT, #NYWHODIS, Library Book

This was fun. What do retired folks do to entertain themselves. Well, solving murders sounds like a great way to stay active.

Nicely written, lots of humor and just a touch of melancholy.

39clamairy
Jan 15, 2022, 3:47 pm

>37 majkia: Happy 15th Thingaversary!!!

40majkia
Jan 15, 2022, 6:34 pm

9. The Blessing Way - Tony Hillerman - Series: Leaphorn #1 - ROOT, mysteryKIT

Interesting with lots of local color and Navajo background. Surprised at how little Leaphorn appeared in the story.

41fuzzi
Jan 16, 2022, 11:19 am

>40 majkia: I've liked all the Leaphorn and Chee mysteries I've read so far.

42Jim53
Jan 16, 2022, 1:09 pm

>29 majkia: Oh my. My first bullet of the year. Good shot!

43majkia
Jan 16, 2022, 5:37 pm

>42 Jim53: Hope you enjoy it!

44majkia
Jan 16, 2022, 5:40 pm


Today is special for our family. We're increasing our numbers by one. Meet little Buffy the Dragon Rider (second cousin to a certain vampire slayer).

She was born November 1st and is 3/4 standard poodle, 1/4 Golden Retriever.

Our other doodle, L.C., isn't all that happy with this new state of affairs but it's only been a couple of hours. Hopefully they'll bond fine.

45tardis
Jan 16, 2022, 5:42 pm

>44 majkia: So cute! I hope she's a joy to you all (including L.C., eventually). My mom has a labradoodle and he's such a lovely dog.

46Silversi
Jan 16, 2022, 5:47 pm

>44 majkia: Oh my goodness! So sweet. I'm sure your other dog will soon love her!

47clamairy
Jan 16, 2022, 6:28 pm

>44 majkia: Congratulations! What a sweetheart. I'm so happy for you.

48pgmcc
Jan 16, 2022, 7:31 pm

>44 majkia:
Beautiful.

49Narilka
Jan 16, 2022, 8:49 pm

>44 majkia: Congratulations! She's adorable :)

50fuzzi
Jan 17, 2022, 6:51 am

>44 majkia: what a cutie!

51Sakerfalcon
Jan 17, 2022, 11:33 am

>44 majkia: Awww! Hope she will soon be accepted into the family.

52NorthernStar
Jan 17, 2022, 11:33 pm

>44 majkia: congratulations! What a cutie!

53majkia
Jan 19, 2022, 4:47 pm

10. The House in the Cerulean Sea - TJ Kline - ☑ (Read by: Daniel Henning ) - ROOT, Bookspin (December), RandomCAT

A very sweet, sometimes a bit too sweet, if I'm honest, tale of finding one's place in the world, no matter who you are.

54Karlstar
Jan 19, 2022, 11:07 pm

Happy belated Thingaversary! Nice list of books.

55majkia
Jan 20, 2022, 1:39 pm



It's hard to get a picture of Buffy. She's hell on wheels or out cold, not much in-between time, LOL.

She doing well, and L.C. is even staying closer than before, although no playing together yet, but then Buffy tries to chew on her, so I don't blame L.C, one bit. And I have the tooth marks and scars to prove I'm dealing with a puppy!

Thanks for all the kind words about her. She's a sweetheart.

56majkia
Editado: Jan 20, 2022, 4:41 pm

11. . Veiled Alliances - Kevin J. Anderson - ☑ (Read by: David Colacci ) - ROOT, Focus:SciFi, AlphaKIT

A Prequel for The Saga of Seven Suns. Cleared up a few questions I had, but nothing really surprising.

57MrsLee
Jan 21, 2022, 11:13 am

>55 majkia: I love the look in L.C.'s eyes. A look many of us elders have when around roaring toddlers. :)

58pgmcc
Jan 21, 2022, 12:32 pm

>57 MrsLee:
I think that look many of us elders have when around roaring toddlers indicates that we are contemplating the question, "I can close my eyes. Why can I not close my ears?"

59haydninvienna
Jan 21, 2022, 12:33 pm

>57 MrsLee: >58 pgmcc: My dad (bless his memory) had a hearing aid. When us kids got too loud he'd just turn it off.

60majkia
Jan 22, 2022, 7:32 pm

12. Closed Circles - Vivica Sten - Series: Sandhamn #2 - ☑ (Read by: Angela Dawe ) - ROOT, MysteryKIT, Bookspin, BingoDOG

Pretty good series set in a beach resort in Sweden. Good characterization and interesting and complex mystery.

61majkia
Jan 23, 2022, 4:43 pm

13. The Doctor's Family - Margaret Oliphant - Series: Carlingford #3 - ROOT, Classic

Okay, I have to admit I was greatly annoyed with Nettie. And didn't feel much love for the doctor either. I suspect they deserve one another.

62majkia
Jan 28, 2022, 12:42 pm

14. Dreadnaught - Jack Campbell - Series: Geary #7 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi

I don't know what exactly it is about this series, but when I start one of these I just can't put it down. Logistics! Battleship maneuvers! Political shenanigans, treachery, aliens! What's not to like?

63Karlstar
Jan 28, 2022, 10:27 pm

>62 majkia: Exactly! I read way more of those than I thought I would when I started, I just didn't want to stop.

64majkia
Jan 29, 2022, 5:05 pm



Two weeks and finally LC is allowing Buffy to come close to her.

65pgmcc
Jan 29, 2022, 5:51 pm

>64 majkia: Wonderful. LC looks like a wise old man.

66fuzzi
Jan 29, 2022, 8:57 pm

>64 majkia: yippee!

67clamairy
Jan 29, 2022, 9:47 pm

>64 majkia: Great progress!

68majkia
Jan 30, 2022, 8:19 am

15. Mindstar Rising - Peter F. Hamilton - Series: Greg Mandel #1 - ☑ (Read by: Toby Longworth) - ROOT, AlphaKIT, Series: SciFi

A SciFi murder mystery. Very odd, interesting. Lots of tech and complex plot.

69majkia
Editado: Fev 4, 2022, 11:00 am

January Wrap-Up

I read 15 books, one a re-read. 4598 pages, but no chunksters this month. 5 by female authors, 10 by males.
4 mysteries
4 SFF
3 classics
3 sci fi

Oldest written in 1861, newest in 2021.

Favorite of the month : City of Dragons altho Dreadnaught was a close second. These are books I enjoy, not necessarily based on how well written or whatever. I'm in it for the joy of reading, and try not to judge between genres except in figuring out what I most enjoy.

February Plans
Blood of Dragons - Robin Hobb - Focus Series: SFF, AlphaKIT,
Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir - AlphaKIT,
Lady Audley's Secret - M.E. Braddon- Classic, group read

Aunt Dimity and the Duke - Nancy Atherton - AlphaKIT, TBRCard (2 of clubs: ghosts)
The Body Finder - Kimberley Derting - Library Book
The Black Cat Murders - K.B. Menuhin - RandomCAT, AlphaKIT
Salem Chapel - M Oliphant - Classic

✔ Ten Thousand Doors of January - Alix E. Harrow - SFFKIT, AlphaKIT, BingoDog
City of Blades - Robert J. Bennett - Focus Series: SFF, AlphaKIT
The Future of another time line - A Newitz - SFFKIT, AlphaKIT
A Place of Hiding - Elizabeth George BigFatBook, Focus Series: Mystery

70majkia
Fev 4, 2022, 8:22 am

16. The Ten Thousand Doors of January - Alix E. Harrow - ☑ (Read by: January LeVoy) - ROOT, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT, BingoDOG

Hmmm. Fascinating concept, which I thought got muddled a few times, but good and interesting and well written book nonetheless.

71majkia
Fev 10, 2022, 6:11 pm

17. Sheepfarmer's Daughter - Elizabeth Moon - Series: Deeds of Paksenarrion #1 - ROOT. Focus:SFF. BingoDOG

Lots of slogging through mud going on but still loving Paks and her Duke. Lots of character development, realistic vision of warfare. strong women and men who accept that.

72majkia
Fev 14, 2022, 10:11 am

18. Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir - ☑ (Read by: Ray Porter) - ROOT, AlphaKIT, BingoDOG

What a fabulously upbeat story. Lots of science!!!! Science!!!!! Rocky! And Engineering!!!!!

The sun is dying with an infection of some sort, and all Earth is activated to figure out what the heck is going on and stop it. And it ends up that a high school science teacher, who doesn't want to go off to space to save the world, is the one true Earth hero. Rocky, being the alien hero!

73clamairy
Fev 15, 2022, 3:41 pm

>72 majkia: I think this one will make a great movie.

74majkia
Fev 15, 2022, 5:19 pm

>73 clamairy: Yeah. Better than the Martian I'd think.

75majkia
Fev 18, 2022, 9:58 am

19. The Blood of Dragons - Robin Hobb - 🎵 (Read by: Anne Flosnick) - ROOT, AlphaKIT, Focus-SFF

Great wrap-up to the tale of the return of dragons and the re-founding of Kelsingra. Not much else I can say because everything's a spoiler!

Hest finally getting his!!!! Seldon finally rescued! Bad guys punished, dragons!

76majkia
Fev 18, 2022, 1:10 pm

20. Black Cat Murders - Karen Baugh Menuhin - Series: Lennox #2
- ROOT, AlphaKIT, RandomCAT

Country house murder involving opera singers, wedding doings and a curmudgeonly crime solver.

77Karlstar
Fev 18, 2022, 10:36 pm

>72 majkia: yes, yes, yes!

78majkia
Fev 25, 2022, 4:09 pm

21. Aunt Dimity and the Duke - Nancy Atherton - Series: Aunt Dimity #2 - ROOT, MysteryKIT, TBR Deck, BingoDOG

I'm very much enjoying this series. I really like the vibes and the characters and the mystery had a few surprises.

79majkia
Editado: Mar 3, 2022, 8:28 am

22. Termination Shock - Neal Stephenson - 🎵 (Read by: Eduardo Ballerini) - ROOT, BFB, Bookspin

All about what to do about climate change, and how to deal with societal disruption, competing countries, and luddites. Intriguing, if a bit hard to follow at times.

80majkia
Mar 11, 2022, 7:52 am

23. A Peace Divided - Tanya Huff - Series: Confederation #7 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi, Bookspin

A rather confusing entry in the series. I found the constant jumping back and forth between good guys and bad guys a bit difficult to follow. Still, it's Gunny ...

81majkia
Mar 12, 2022, 2:00 pm

24. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet - M.C. Beaton - Series: Agatha Raisin #1, (Read by: Diana Bishop) - ROOT, mysterykit,

Fun cozy with the unrepentant Agatha Raisin. Still struggling to fit into a small Cotswold village.

82Karlstar
Mar 12, 2022, 3:38 pm

>79 majkia: Thanks, I've been wondering about Termination Shock.

83clamairy
Mar 15, 2022, 6:47 pm

Sorry you were under the weather. Were you able to read and/or listen at your usual pace wile you were sick?

84majkia
Editado: Mar 18, 2022, 10:54 am

24. Invincible - Jack Campbell - Series: Lost Fleet #8 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi,

Still an excellent series and still so oddly compelling, considering the majority of the action is one guy moving ships through space.

85majkia
Mar 18, 2022, 10:53 am

>83 clamairy: I was very tired so napped a lot. I'm much better now, and mostly back to normal.

86majkia
Mar 20, 2022, 8:42 pm

25. Arcadia - Ian Pears - ROOT, BFB, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT

Complex, as most of Pears work is. Well written, and thought provoking.

87Karlstar
Mar 22, 2022, 12:14 pm

>84 majkia: I keep thinking about diving back into Campbell's universe with the 2 spinoff series I haven't finished. I'll likely do that later this year when I've gotten though my more recent purchases.

88clamairy
Mar 23, 2022, 3:15 pm

>86 majkia: Don't forget to join in our group discussion. (If you're feeling up to it and you have some time, of course.)

This is the final thread, where any and all spoilers were allowed. https://www.librarything.com/topic/340065

89majkia
Mar 24, 2022, 2:21 pm

27. Slow Horses - Mick Herron - Series: Slough House #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, BingoDOG

Quite different from most spook books. Will have to watch the series on AppleTV now.

90majkia
Mar 29, 2022, 11:24 am

28. Ruins of the Galaxy - JN Chaney - Series: Ruins of the Galaxy #1 - ROOT, BFB, AlphaKIT, Focus: Sci Fi

Pretty good mil sci fi. Nothing ground breaking but a fun read nonetheless.

91majkia
Mar 31, 2022, 6:40 pm

29. Duplicate Effort - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval Artist #7 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi,

Still enjoying this series. Imaginative look at social issues when aliens are involved, not to mention crazy humans.

92majkia
Abr 2, 2022, 3:40 pm

30. How To Rule an Empire and Get Away With It - K.J. Parker - Series: Siege #2 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, Deck of Cards

So funny in a dry and imaginative way. I mean, who can create a series about a siege! And who'd imagine an actor would be the GOAT.

93majkia
Abr 6, 2022, 8:19 am

31. A Place of Hiding - Elizabeth George - Series: Lynley/Havers #12 - ROOT, BFB, Focus:Mystery

This is certainly a change-up for the series. Starring Simon and Deborah rather than Lynley or Havers. Interesting though.

94majkia
Abr 15, 2022, 7:23 am

32. A Study in Silks - Emma Jane Holloway - Series: Baskerville Affair #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, BFB, Bookspin

Well, that was a refreshing change up on Holmesian pastiche. A bit steampunk, but not a lot, nice writing, interesting characters, and a magic twist.

95majkia
Abr 16, 2022, 7:14 am

33. Corporation Wars: Dissidence - Ken MacLeod - Series: Corporation Wars #1 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi,
Hmmm. I'm a hard science fan, and particularly of AI and trans humans, but I found the plot hard to follow and the unreliable narrators making it harder to follow along.
Fascinating ideas though.

96Sakerfalcon
Abr 19, 2022, 5:26 am

>94 majkia: I read this trilogy a few years ago and really enjoyed it, apart from the love triangle. It felt forced and I didn't like either of the men.

97majkia
Editado: Abr 19, 2022, 7:40 am

34. The Darkness - Ragnar Jonasson - Series: Hidden Iceland #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, MysteryKIT, RandomKIT

Very atmospheric, with a complex mystery with twists and surprises galor. And the ending...

98majkia
Abr 19, 2022, 7:41 am

35. The Summer Before the War - Helen Simonson - ROOT, Deck of Cards, - DNF

I just didn't click with this book. I found most of the women horrible, and didn't care enough about the main characters to wade through the annoying bits.

99pgmcc
Abr 19, 2022, 9:06 am

>95 majkia:
I really loved Dissidence. I enjoyed the whole trilogy but would say Dissidence was the strongest of the three books.

100majkia
Abr 24, 2022, 1:14 pm

36. One Good Dragon Deserves Another - Rachel Aaron - Heartstrikers #2 - ROOT, Bookspin, SFFKIT, BingoDOG

Fun YA series. Neat Characters, and not a lot of romance, thank heavens. I'm enjoying this a lot, and love the world she's created.

101majkia
Abr 26, 2022, 7:00 pm

37. Murder at Old St. Thomas's - Lisa M. Lane - Early Reviewer
I enjoyed this mystery. It was nearly a cozy. Well researched, interesting characters, nicely written, and although not many twists and turns, still a pretty good mystery.

102majkia
Maio 2, 2022, 8:13 am

38. Fool's Assassin - Robin Hobb - Elderlings #5 - ROOT, BFB, Focus:SFF

Wow. Took a couple of chapters to get my head out of the Rainwilds and back to FitzChivalry, but once I did.... And... she's still awfully good at torturing the poor guy.

Complex and wonderful characters, twists and turns, and terrifically written story.

103majkia
Maio 7, 2022, 8:31 am

39. Spin - Robert Charles Wilson - Spin #1 - ROOT, SFFKIT, Focus:SciFi

This is a re-read for me so I can read the entire trilogy. Just as good, if not better, on re-read. A truly alien take on aliens, with not a lot of answers, humanity just trying to exist, despite what seems to be a lethal takeover by truly alien 'hypotheticals'.

104majkia
Maio 7, 2022, 3:18 pm

40. The Privilege of Peace - Tanya Huff - Confederation #8 - ROOT, SFFKIT, Focus:SciFi

Great wrap-up for the series. I'll miss Gunny and Craig and Alamber especially. I loved the mix of races and how the Confederation is attempting to integrate all into a functioning whole.

105majkia
Maio 14, 2022, 10:09 am

41. He Who Fears the Wolf - Karin Fossum - Series: Sejer #3 - ROOT, MysteryKIT

Very interesting murder mystery, with the focus on the criminals rather than the detectives or their investigation. Psychological and complex.

106majkia
Maio 16, 2022, 7:43 pm

42. Redemption Ark - Alastair Reynolds - Series: Revelation Space #3 - ROOT, BFB, Focus:SciFi, Bookspin

Epic space opera with intelligent pigs. I am enjoying the imagination involved in picturing the far future and guessing what humanity would do with unlimited (almost) resources and time.

107majkia
Maio 18, 2022, 3:48 pm

43. Dance Hall of the Dead - Tony Hillerman - Series:Leaphorn #2 - ROOT, AlphaKIT

Lots of local color, lots of Navajo and Zuni mythology and religion. Very intriguing given that, and the mystery wasn't bad either. I guessed who did it, but not why.

108majkia
Maio 21, 2022, 8:34 am

44. The Once and Future Witches - Alix E. Harrow - ROOT, AlphaKIT, BFB

Very well done alternate reality where women are being held down because there were witches in the world. But three sisters find the ways and the words and decide to bring back the magic and free their sisters from men who beat and control them.

109majkia
Maio 23, 2022, 10:06 am

45. On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service - Rhys Bowen - Series: Her Royal Spyness #11 - ROOT, Focus:Mystery, AlphaKIT

Why attempting to help her friend, Belinda, our heroine gets ordered by the queen to go to a meeting in Italy to check up on her errant son and Wallace Simson. Needless to say, murder and mayhem ensue.

A fun series, which often makes me laugh out loud.

110clamairy
Maio 23, 2022, 10:32 am

>108 majkia: I loved this book, and I'm glad you enjoyed it, too!

111majkia
Maio 23, 2022, 11:59 am

>110 clamairy: I too loved it. Such a powerful book. I enjoyed her Ten Thousand Doors of January but this one was great.

112majkia
Maio 23, 2022, 4:20 pm

46. Anniversary Day - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval Artist #8 - ROOT, Bookspin, Focus:Scifi

Wow. I really enjoy this series. Lots of atmosphere, great characters, and impressive world-building - in this case, world-destroying. Eager for the next book.

113clamairy
Maio 23, 2022, 6:39 pm

>111 majkia: I have that one on my Kindle. Waiting for the right mood.

114majkia
Maio 31, 2022, 6:31 pm

47. A Deepness in the Sky - Vernor Vinge -Series: Zones of Thought #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT, BFB

Very intriguing alien story, with the humans threatening to destroy an intelligent species.

115majkia
Jun 1, 2022, 7:24 am

48. Footsteps in the Dark - Georgette Heyer - ROOT, Classics

Definitely not my favorite Heyer. One woman was so annoying I nearly stopped reading the book. I also figured out the main mystery way too early.

116Maddz
Jun 1, 2022, 8:13 am

>115 majkia: I never liked Heyer's mysteries as much as I do her Regencies.

117majkia
Jun 1, 2022, 8:47 am

>116 Maddz: I've read another of her mysteries and enjoyed it, so this was a surprise.

118fuzzi
Jun 1, 2022, 9:13 am

>107 majkia: I'm working through Hillerman's Navajo books, enjoying them as well.

119fuzzi
Jun 1, 2022, 9:13 am

>116 Maddz: I tried one of Heyer's mysteries, abandoned it and went back to her Regencies.

120majkia
Jun 2, 2022, 1:22 pm

49. The Gate Keeper - Charles Todd - Series: Ian Rutledge #20 - ROOT, MYsteryKIT, Library Book, Series: Mystery

I love this series. So good on the psychological effects of shell shock, and the economic and cultural changes right after WWI.

121Karlstar
Jun 2, 2022, 11:05 pm

>114 majkia: I love A Fire Upon the Deep just a little more than A Deepness in the Sky, but it is close, they are both great.

122majkia
Jun 6, 2022, 10:00 am

50. Lady Audley's Secret - M.E. Braddon - ROOT, Classic, BFB, Bookspin, mysterykit

Some of it I found jarring, old thoughts about women, how they were sly and plotting, and yet, how little power they had in the day, even the wealthy ones.

123majkia
Editado: Jun 7, 2022, 12:01 pm

51. Blowback - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval Artist #9 - ROOT, Series:SciFi, SFFKIT

The pressure mounts as assassins/bombers are loose on the Moon. Great series. Immediately reading the follow on.

124majkia
Jun 9, 2022, 10:06 am

52. A Murder of Clones - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval Artist #10 - ROOT, Series: SciFi, SFFKIT

Darn it! This book follows the money, as they say, looking for bombers and assassins, and didn't check back in on the Moon and Miles and DeRicci at all. Now gotta hurry and read the next one too.

125majkia
Jun 11, 2022, 2:57 pm

53. An Officer and a Spy - Robert Harris - Library Book, MysteryKIT

Interesting novelization of the Dreyfus Affair in France. Quite the bunch of miserable people were involved in this.

126pgmcc
Jun 11, 2022, 5:14 pm

>125 majkia:
I remember seeing an old black & white version of the story. I think it must have been the 1958 version. There are several other versions.

I was suprised to realise that An Officer and a Spy was about the Dreyfus Affair. I have not read it yet, but I still remember the disgust at the affair when I watched the film in what must have been the 1970s.

127majkia
Jun 12, 2022, 2:47 pm

54. The Case of the Missing Marquess - Nancy Springer - Series: Enola Holmes #1 - MysterKIT, AlphaKIT

Okay Holmes pastiche. Not my favorite though.

128majkia
Jun 12, 2022, 2:49 pm

>126 pgmcc: I've seen that 1970s or so film as well. Yes, no one is covered in glory here. Stupid decisions, stupid politics, coupled with prejudice and greed.

129fuzzi
Jun 13, 2022, 10:04 am

>127 majkia: I did read that, thought it was pretty good. I am not planning to re-visit it, though.

130majkia
Jun 15, 2022, 1:56 pm

55. A Quantum Murder - Peter F. Hamilton - Series: Greg Mandel #2 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, SeriesFocus:SciFi, SFFKIT

Murder mystery at the quantum level. Different, cool.

131Karlstar
Jun 17, 2022, 11:56 pm

>130 majkia: How are those compared to some of his other sci-fi novels?

132majkia
Jun 18, 2022, 2:42 pm

>131 Karlstar: Quite different. Police procedural really.

133majkia
Jun 18, 2022, 2:43 pm

56. Miss Mackenzie - Anthony Trollope - ROOT, BingoDOG, Classic

What a horrible book. Apparently the lesson is that women should remain poor because money teaches them to stand up for themselves, and we can't very well have that.

134majkia
Jun 20, 2022, 10:41 am

57. The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman - Library,
Funny, enjoyable mystery.

135majkia
Jun 28, 2022, 9:56 am

58. The Starless Crown - James Rollins - ROOT, BFB, Bookspin

Great book. Impressive world-building and Rollins, master of the thriller, created a plot that never slows.

136majkia
Jun 30, 2022, 9:56 am

59. The Salzburg Connection - Helen MacInnes - ROOT
Old time spy drama from the cold war, with Nazis and Commies and US and British spies all converging on a tiny lake in Austria that holds a box.

Brought back some old memories from the 60s and 70s. Including my trip in 1970 still with spies running around Europe. And everywhere else I suppose.

137MrsLee
Jun 30, 2022, 11:42 am

>136 majkia: Wait, you were running around with spies? Is this a confession? ;)

138majkia
Jul 1, 2022, 2:02 pm

>137 MrsLee: I'd have to kill you if I told you...

139majkia
Jul 3, 2022, 7:35 am

60. Artemis - Andy Weir

What a fun caper story, complicated by being set on the moon in the only colony there. Escape is well, limited? Anyway, great characters, complicated plot and science!

140MrsLee
Jul 3, 2022, 9:20 pm

>139 majkia: I enjoyed that one as well. Looking forward to the next one.

141majkia
Jul 5, 2022, 11:14 am

61. Crimson Shore - Preston/Child - Focus: Mystery, Library

Pendergast is always weird, and this book was no exception. I do like bringing Constance more into the story. And, an old enemy reappears!

142majkia
Jul 7, 2022, 1:45 pm

62. They Found Him Dead - Georgette Heyer - ROOT, Classic, AlphaKIT, MysteryKIT,

Enjoyable whodunnit, with lots of twits and lots of lovely dialogue. I guessed the murderer, but had my doubts!

143majkia
Jul 8, 2022, 1:19 pm

63. One Way - S.J. Morden - Bookspin, Root

Very powerful and sadly believable book about what a corporation will do to make money.

Prisoners are sent to Mars to set up a base for NASA. Lies, and plots and multiple murderers make for an exciting and twist filled plot.

144majkia
Jul 11, 2022, 4:03 pm

64. Search & Recovery - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval Artist #11 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi, SFFKIT

Not as good as some of the other books in the series, but still pushing the plot forward.

145majkia
Jul 12, 2022, 5:33 pm

65. Guardian - Jack Campbell - Series: John Geary #9 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi,

Great addition to the series. I particularly loved the ending.

146Karlstar
Jul 12, 2022, 10:09 pm

>145 majkia: I think he's writing new books in the series? I put Perilous Shield and Boundless (the new one?) on my wishlist recently, I thought I'd dive back in.

147majkia
Jul 16, 2022, 2:10 pm

66. The Family Trade - Charles Stross - Series: Merchant Princes #1 - ROOT, Focus:SFF, SFFKIT

This is a re-read so I can read the rest of the series. Really enjoyed the modern sci fi take on the Merchant Princes of Italy.

Great main character and interesting world-walkers she meets. Lots of action, and Miriam is no wilting violet, even if the women of her new-found relatives are expected to be pretty, well-spoken and obedient. NOT.

148Karlstar
Jul 16, 2022, 2:26 pm

>147 majkia: Will you be reading to the end? I was considering stopping after Dark State.

149majkia
Jul 16, 2022, 5:54 pm

67. Bob's Saucer Repair - Jerry Boyd - Series: Bob and Nikki #1 - ROOT,

Fun first contact. Snarky humans meet snarky ... human aliens. When Nikki's saucer nearly crashes Bob comes to her rescue. The rest, as they say, is history.

150majkia
Jul 22, 2022, 9:53 am

68. Meet Me In Malmo - Torquil MacLeod - Sundstrom #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIt

Enjoyable Swedish based mystery. Lots of twists.

151majkia
Jul 25, 2022, 3:26 pm

69. The God Is Not Willing - Steven Erickson - Series: Witness #1 - ROOT, Bookspin, AlphaKIT

Malazan! Great to be back.

152majkia
Jul 30, 2022, 1:45 pm

70. The High Crusade - Poul Anderson - ROOT

I liked the idea, but since despise the whole crusade idea, this was a challenge.

153majkia
Editado: Jul 31, 2022, 7:54 am

71. Mayhem at the Orient Express - Kylie Logan

DNF Didn't make it past the first chapter. What a bunch of obnoxious people. I don't have the patience to read about people like that.

154majkia
Jul 31, 2022, 7:55 am

71. Mayhem at the Orient Express - Kylie Logan

DNF Didn't make it past the first chapter. What a bunch of obnoxious people. I don't have the patience to read about people like that.

155pgmcc
Jul 31, 2022, 3:25 pm

>153 majkia: & >154 majkia:

Your reaction to that book is the same as my reaction to The Hunting Party. By coincidence, the characters were on a train, not the Orient Express, and I could not find one character that I wanted to spend any time with. End of chapter 1, DUMPED!

156majkia
Jul 31, 2022, 8:15 pm

>155 pgmcc: I'm a firm believer in Pearl Rule and not wasting time with stuff that isn't working for me. Glad to see you are as well!

157pgmcc
Editado: Ago 1, 2022, 2:18 am

>156 majkia:
I had to look up “Pearl Rule”. Excellent guidance. Thank you for leading me to it.

You might also be interested in Daniel Pennac’s “Reader’s Bill of Rights”.

158majkia
Ago 3, 2022, 12:00 pm

73. Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding - Rhys Bowen - Series: Her Royal Spyness #12 - ROOT, Focus:Mystery

Such a fun series. Georgie finally gets her own mystery and rises to the occasion, backed up by Granddad and Mom.

159majkia
Ago 5, 2022, 4:07 pm

74. Grey Mask - Patricia Wentworth - Miss Silver #1 - ROOT, classic, DNF

I understand that there are many stupid people in the world, but I don't have to read about them. The protagonist is stupid and the potential victim is even worse. I'd stab her myself if I had to listen to her drivel for more than a minute.

160pgmcc
Ago 5, 2022, 4:59 pm

>159 majkia: I love your review.

161MrsLee
Ago 5, 2022, 5:57 pm

>159 majkia: My sentiments exactly on that book. You didn't miss anything by not finishing it. I wish I hadn't.

162majkia
Ago 5, 2022, 6:17 pm

>160 pgmcc: >161 MrsLee: I obviously have far less tolerance for lazy authors whilst I'm on heavy duty pain killers. (Knee surgery a week ago).

163pgmcc
Ago 5, 2022, 6:24 pm

>162 majkia: I wish you a rapid recovery from your surgery. My understanding is that knee surgery is very painful. Take care of yourself.

164majkia
Ago 10, 2022, 12:17 pm

75. Shards of Earth - Adrian Tchaikovsky - Series: Final Architect #1 - ROOT, BFB, Bookspiin

I'll need to re-read this when I get the rest of the series. Great start and can't wait.

165majkia
Ago 13, 2022, 4:22 pm

76. . The Peyti Crisis - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval ARtist #12 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi,

I really enjoy this series. Imaginative, complex, and lots of twists and turns.

166majkia
Ago 14, 2022, 9:42 am

77. The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra - Vaneem Khan - Series: Baby Ganesh Detective Agency #1 - ROOT

Indian style cozy with a baby elephant sidekicking the retired inspector. A fun, fanciful read.

167MrsLee
Ago 14, 2022, 10:10 am

>166 majkia: I really need to look out more of those stories. I read one and enjoyed it.

168majkia
Editado: Ago 14, 2022, 10:20 am

>167 MrsLee: I got this as a SantaThing gift. Great choice by my Santa.

169majkia
Ago 20, 2022, 9:43 am

78. Kingdom of Bones - James Rollins - Series: Sigma Force #22 - ROOT, Focus:Mystery

Compelling as always. Our guys and gals go into the Congo to discover the origin of a terrifying new disease, and discover far more than they expected.

170majkia
Ago 21, 2022, 6:28 am

79. Death in the Fifth Position - Edgar Box (Gore Vidal) - Series: Peter Sergeant #1 - ROOT, Doublespin, BingoDOG, Classic

Interesting look back at the communist purges in the artistic community. Lots of historical references as usual with Vidal's work. The mystery was confusing enough that I was never certain I'd figured it out.

171majkia
Ago 21, 2022, 4:56 pm

80. Listening Woman - Tony Hillerman - Series: Leapchee #3 - Library Book, Focus: Mystery

Such a fascinating series, with lots of lore, colorful characters and scenery.

172clamairy
Editado: Ago 22, 2022, 1:05 pm

>171 majkia: Oh! That series looks quite good, and I own the first one. I think it was a freebee from BookPerk. I just have to find the file and get in on my Kindle.

173fuzzi
Ago 22, 2022, 8:32 am

>171 majkia: I thought I'd read that one, but no review, so I'm mistaken.

I'm slowly making my way through both the Leaphorn and Chee series.

Funny thing, I recall their being at least two separate series, one for Leaphorn and one for Chee, but apparently someone has combined them.

174majkia
Ago 22, 2022, 10:06 am

>173 fuzzi: Yeah. Chee hasn't shown up in the series yet, so I dunno. I've only read the first three.

175Maddz
Ago 22, 2022, 11:45 am

>173 fuzzi:, >174 majkia: From memory, it starts with Leaphorn only, then adds Chee, then ends Chee only...

It's a tricky series to record because of the shift in primary characters as you go through the series.

176MrsLee
Ago 22, 2022, 7:21 pm

>175 Maddz: That's how I remember it too. Then Hillerman's daughter picked it up after his death featuring Chee and a female deputy. She's done a good job.

177fuzzi
Ago 22, 2022, 7:59 pm

>175 Maddz: yep. According to Wikipedia:

Joe Leaphorn appears in the following novels:

The Blessing Way (1970) ISBN 0-06-100001-9
Dance Hall of the Dead (1973) ISBN 0-06-100002-7
Listening Woman (1978) ISBN 0-06-100029-9

In the three novels published between 1978 and 1986, the stories focus on the younger Jim Chee.

In each of the following Leaphorn and Jim Chee work together:

Skinwalkers (1986) ISBN 0-06-100017-5
A Thief of Time (1988) ISBN 0-06-100004-3
Talking God (1989) ISBN 0-06-109918-X
Coyote Waits (1990) ISBN 0-06-109932-5
Sacred Clowns (1993) ISBN 0-06-109260-6
The Fallen Man (1996) ISBN 0-06-109288-6
The First Eagle (1998) ISBN 0-06-109785-3
Hunting Badger (1999) ISBN 0-06-109786-1
The Wailing Wind (2002) ISBN 0-06-019444-8
The Sinister Pig (2003) ISBN 0-06-019443-X
Skeleton Man (2004) ISBN 0-06-056344-3
The Shape Shifter (2006) ISBN 0-06-056345-1
Spider Woman's Daughter (October 2013) (written by Anne Hillerman) HarperCollins ISBN 9780062270481
Rock With Wings (May 2015) (written by Anne Hillerman) HarperCollins ISBN 9780062270511
Song of the Lion (April 2017) (written by Anne Hillerman)

Skinwalkers, A Thief of Time and Coyote Waits were each adapted for television as part of the American Mystery! series by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

178majkia
Ago 27, 2022, 7:32 pm

81. The Nano Flower - Peter F. Hamilton - Series: Greg Mandel #3 - Focus Series, AlphaKIT, BFB,
82. Death in a Strange Country - Donna Leon - Brunelli #2 - ROOT

Nano Flower was a very odd first contact/mystery story. Greg Mandel is asked to help a friend find her missing husband, who appears to have disappeared as a result of, or with, the first alien to visit Earth. I really enjoyed the series .

Death in a Strange Country was an interesting murder mystery that says a lot about America's presence in other countries. It also deals with climate issues, which are so relevant now.

I enjoyed both books quite a lot.

179majkia
Set 3, 2022, 11:42 am

83. In Plain Sight Arcane Casebook 1 - Dan Willis - Series: Arcane Casebook #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT

What a fun SFF cozy type of mystery. I liked the characterization and the mystery was convoluted enough to confuse me. Altogether a very pleasant read.

180majkia
Set 4, 2022, 12:27 pm

84. Fool's Quest - Robin Hobb - Fitz and the Fool #2 - SFFKIT, Focus:SFF, Library Book

No one can quite torture her characters (especially Fitz) - and her readers - quite like Robin Hobb. As usual, Fitz is full of plans but, alas, life intervenes. But he's back with the Fool and searching for little Bee.

181majkia
Set 9, 2022, 4:29 pm

85. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue - V.E. Schwab - AlphaKIT, SFFKIT

Hmmm. What to say. I loved the concept and it was beautifully written. But it is also a bit slow going, and I figured out the ending long before the book ended. Still, enjoyable.

182majkia
Set 12, 2022, 12:26 pm

86. Nophek Gloss - Nicholas Eames - Series: The Graven #1 - DNF - ROOT

I really wanted to read this book. I love the concepts and most of the characters, and it's very imaginative. My problem is the main character who begins at 14 and acts like it. But then he's supposed to be 'augmented' which will age him to 20 and update his brain and emotions as well. Except, even after the augmentation, instead of a competent adult, we're still stuck with a 14 year old in a grown up body, who is just utterly stupid all round.

So, anyway, DNF for me at about 50%.

183majkia
Set 15, 2022, 4:21 pm

87. Kings of the Wyld - Nicholas Eames - Series :The Band #1 - AlphaKIT, ROOT, SFFKIT

Fun 'getting the band back together' story. One of the guys (all retired) finds out his daughter is at risk as she'd followed in Daddy's footsteps, and gone off hunting demons in the wyld. The guys go after her to save little Rosy.

184majkia
Set 17, 2022, 5:07 pm

88. The Sussex Downs Murders - John Bude - ROOT, Classic
Pretty good classic murder tale. Lots of twists and some surprises.

185majkia
Set 19, 2022, 8:04 pm

89. Beneath a Scarlet Sky - Mark Sullivan - ROOT, BFB,
This is a story about a young man in Italy during WWII. Interesting life, supposedly based on reality.

186majkia
Editado: Set 21, 2022, 1:19 pm

90. The Comforts of Home - Susan Hill - Series: Serrailer #9 - ROOT,
I love this series. Simon is complex and surprising. His family convoluted and comforting in many ways. The mysteries are okay, but Simon is definitely the draw for me.

187majkia
Set 23, 2022, 11:08 am

91. The Obsidian Chamber - Preston/Child - Series: Pendergast #16 - ROOT, BBFB, Focus:Mystery

Still dealing with Diogenes. Go Constance.

188majkia
Set 27, 2022, 5:22 pm

92. The Bullet That Missed - Richard Osman - Library,

This was a surprise. I suggested the Library purchase this book and when they did they set me as first in line for the copy.

I do love this series. I particularly love Joyce's wild unfiltered train of thought mutterings. Great characters, the mysteries are almost reduntant. Almost. ;)

189majkia
Set 29, 2022, 10:12 pm

93. The Kill Call - Stephen Booth - Series: Cooper & Fry #9 - ROOT, AlphaKIT, BFB, Focus: Mystery

This series is deeply focused on the area (the Peak district), its history, its geography, its people. The mysteries are well thought out, and effective at keeping you guessing. And such interesting characters.

190majkia
Set 30, 2022, 6:25 pm

94. The Kaiju Preservation Society - JOhn Scalzi - ROOT, AlphaKIT
Typical crazy Scalzi fun scifi. Much like his book Redshirts he expands an existing idea and runs with it. Great fun.

191majkia
Out 3, 2022, 5:12 pm

95. Vortex - Robert Charles Wilson - Series: Spin #3 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi, AlphaKIT, SFFKIT

Finished it, and, oh well, the world and science and physics is strange....

192Karlstar
Out 3, 2022, 11:26 pm

>191 majkia: I was thinking of getting back into that series after reading Spin a long time ago. Is it worth it?

193majkia
Out 4, 2022, 8:21 am

>192 Karlstar: I'm glad I finished the trilogy but I wasn't as blown away by books 2 and 3 as I was by book 1.

194majkia
Out 10, 2022, 6:35 pm

96. Assassin's Fate - Robin Hobb - Fitz and the Fool #3 - Focus-SFF,

Wow. Robin Hobb is the best writer I have ever read. What a wrap up to the series.

195fuzzi
Out 11, 2022, 9:08 am

>194 majkia: I need to get back to that series. I was struggling with family issues and had to put Royal Assassin down as I couldn't handle the machinations within the family.

196majkia
Out 11, 2022, 9:22 am

>195 fuzzi: Her books are always an emotional rollercoaster, so I can certainly understand. Hope you are doing better now.

197fuzzi
Out 11, 2022, 9:55 am

>196 majkia: getting there, thanks for the well wishes.

198jillmwo
Out 12, 2022, 5:21 pm

>190 majkia: If the narrative style of The Kaiju Preservation Society is anything close to Redshirts, then I am definitely adding it to the list of books I want for Christmas.

199majkia
Out 12, 2022, 6:08 pm

>198 jillmwo: I'd say yes.

200Narilka
Out 12, 2022, 7:50 pm

>198 jillmwo: I agree with majkia

201jillmwo
Out 13, 2022, 7:35 pm

>199 majkia: and >200 Narilka: Thank you!!!

202clamairy
Out 13, 2022, 7:48 pm

>201 jillmwo: It's wonderful, perhaps a tad lighter than Redshirts, which I really should reread...

203majkia
Editado: Out 14, 2022, 4:55 pm

97. Sabriel - Garth Nix - Series: Absoren #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT

I'd probably have liked this a lot better if I hadn't also been reading Iron Widow which is blowing me away.

204majkia
Out 15, 2022, 8:59 am

98. Iron Widow - Ziran Jay Zhao - AlphaKIT, Library Books

Wow. Girls tired of being sacrifices. Look out world. Great characters, empowering, lots of action.

205majkia
Out 18, 2022, 10:37 am

99. Steadfast The Lost Fleet - Jack Campbell - Series: Admr Geary #10 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi, SFFKIT

Still loving this series, as suddenly a new threat appears. Of their own making?

206majkia
Out 19, 2022, 1:33 pm

100. The Space Between Worlds - M Johnson - DNF - Bookspin

Alas, my 100th book is a DNF. Couldn't get into this one. Too much talking, not much action.

207majkia
Out 21, 2022, 4:00 pm

101. With No One As Witness - Elizabeth George - Series: Lynley/Havers #13 - BFB, Focus:Mystery, ROOT

Wow. Major character development and life change in this one. Did not see that coming.

208majkia
Out 23, 2022, 2:59 pm

102. Ringworld - Larry Niven - ROOT, AlphaKIT
Meh.

209majkia
Out 26, 2022, 11:42 am

103. A Dead Djinn in Cairo - P Djeli Clark - ROOT

The library surprised me with ordering this audiobook, so they checked it out to me. Fun book, and definitely will be reading more of this series.

210majkia
Out 28, 2022, 5:11 pm

104. Vigilantes - Retrieval Artist - K.K. Rusch - Series: Retrieval ARtist #13 - ROOT, Focus:SciFi

Oi. When will we learn the truth!

211majkia
Out 31, 2022, 10:32 pm

105. The Black Ascot - Charles Todd - Series:Rutledge #21 - ROOT, Focus:Mystery

Still my favorite mystery series. Ian is such a complex, flawed, and interesting character. And his method of investigation is mostly about putting threads that seem unrelated together to flesh out a whole picture.

212clamairy
Nov 1, 2022, 6:06 pm

>211 majkia: Holy smoking turdballs, they're up to 21 books in that series?

213majkia
Nov 1, 2022, 6:53 pm

>212 clamairy: And still a great series.

214clamairy
Nov 1, 2022, 7:31 pm

>213 majkia: I did enjoy the ones I read.

215majkia
Nov 3, 2022, 2:52 pm

106. Spinneret - Timothy Zahn - ROOT, AlphaKIT

Science-y and surprising.

216majkia
Nov 9, 2022, 6:43 am

107. The Citadel of Weeping Pearls - Aliete deBodard - ROOT, Bookspin

My first venture into this weird world. I have a couple of others from this universe I guess I'll check them out too.

217majkia
Nov 9, 2022, 11:33 am

108. The Grace of Kings - Ken Liu - Dandelion Dynasy #1 - ROOT, AlphaKIT
Nicely written but for some reason I never really engaged fully with this book.

218majkia
Editado: Nov 14, 2022, 7:12 pm

111. Masterminds Retrieval Artist series - K.K. Rusch - Retrieval Artist #15 - ROOT, Focus: SciFi

Wow. Quite the wrap up to a really imaginative and well done series.

219majkia
Nov 20, 2022, 12:48 pm

112. A Practical Guide to Conquering the World - K.J.Parker - Series: Siege #3 - ROOT

What a terrific series. I loved the snark and the characters. Great fun.

220majkia
Nov 22, 2022, 1:43 pm

113. Touch Not the Cat - Mary Stewart - ROOT, MysteryKIT

It took me a bit to get into this book, but after about half way it picked up and I enjoyed it far more. I did think our heroine was a bit silly in jumping to conclusions but she finally got there.

221majkia
Nov 26, 2022, 11:55 am

114. Lost Fleet: Leviathan - Jack Campbell - Series: Adm Geary #11 - ROOT, Focus: SciFi

Still compelling read for me. Can't ever put them down. No idea why, LOL.

222Karlstar
Nov 26, 2022, 3:16 pm

>221 majkia: They are space candy, that's why! I'll be dipping back into that series again soon, I have a couple on my wish list.

223majkia
Nov 27, 2022, 12:13 pm

115. No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished - Rachel Aaron - Series: Heartstriker #3 - ROOT, BFB

Fun series, with lots of twists and turns. I enjoy the characters a lot, and can even put up with the romance as it isn't too steamy.

224majkia
Nov 28, 2022, 2:31 pm

116. Upgrade - Blake Crouch - ROOT, alphaKIT

His books are always in my wheelhouse. I love all the science and the action is great too. Recommended for the hard science inclined.

225fuzzi
Nov 29, 2022, 7:45 am

>221 majkia: ouch. You dun it.

Where should I start with Jack Campbell?

226majkia
Nov 29, 2022, 9:05 am

>225 fuzzi: Start with Dauntless. Hope you enjoy them!

227fuzzi
Nov 29, 2022, 1:56 pm

>226 majkia: okay, on my Wishlist. Thank you...

228Jim53
Nov 30, 2022, 9:31 pm

>226 majkia: I picked up Dauntless at the library today, based on Karlstar's suggestion.

229Karlstar
Nov 30, 2022, 10:51 pm

>228 Jim53: Oh boy, now I'm in trouble.

230majkia
Dez 1, 2022, 7:05 am

>229 Karlstar: We're making converts!

231majkia
Dez 1, 2022, 2:37 pm

117. Sorcery Reborn - Steve McHugh - Rebellion Chronicles #1 - ROOT
Well, darn. This didn't work out like I expected. This is a straight follow on to his previous series, which I only read the first book of. Sigh. Now I'm back to that series, because I loved this even though I didn't understand parts based on the previous series.

232fuzzi
Dez 1, 2022, 3:17 pm

>228 Jim53: I did the same! Sheesh.

233Jim53
Editado: Dez 1, 2022, 7:54 pm

>232 fuzzi: I'm sorry I didn't realize that you were there too. It would have been fun to meet.

234fuzzi
Dez 4, 2022, 4:30 pm

>233 Jim53: 😁😁😁

235majkia
Dez 6, 2022, 12:23 pm

118. Mythos - Stephen Fry - ROOT
Audio version, so I got to enjoy listening to Stephen as well as enjoying his version of the myths. Interesting, presented in an easily approachable manner.

236majkia
Dez 6, 2022, 4:19 pm

119. Lost River - Stephen Booth - Series: Cooper and Fry #10 - ROOT, Focus: Mystery

I do like this series, but this book was quite different, as Fry was dealing with her past in Brum. Also,
quite a few triggers for abuse in this one, which made it hard reading for me.

237majkia
Dez 7, 2022, 2:04 pm

Binti - Nnedi Okorafor - ROOT, Series:Sci Fi

Hmm. Not sure I'll continue this series. I'll try the next one and see. Not that I didn't like it, just wasn't drawn in the way I like to be.

238clamairy
Dez 11, 2022, 9:16 pm

>237 majkia: Did you read or listen to this one? Just asking because I bought the whole trilogy for Kindle when it was on sale last year.

239majkia
Dez 12, 2022, 6:23 am

>238 clamairy: I listened to this one. That might be part of my problem with it.

240fuzzi
Dez 12, 2022, 8:03 am

>226 majkia: I enjoyed Dauntless enough to look for book #2, Fearless...

Not at the used book store (found #3, Courageous)

Not available at the public library, so I put in a purchase request. If they have books #1, 3, etc, they SHOULD have book #2.

Hopefully they'll get it.

241majkia
Dez 12, 2022, 8:15 am

>240 fuzzi: Great! So glad you enjoyed it!

242Karlstar
Dez 12, 2022, 11:32 pm

>240 fuzzi: Glad you enjoyed it! That is a fun series.

243majkia
Dez 13, 2022, 7:08 am

I'm almost finished with Wanderers which I am enjoying immensely. Lots of science! Imagination! And I generally hate anything with zombies in them, but this version is greatly different.

244majkia
Dez 14, 2022, 10:13 am

121. Wanderers - Chuck Wendig - ROOT, BFB, AlphaKIT

Wow. Lots of science, lots of mystery, lots of enjoyment.

245AHS-Wolfy
Dez 15, 2022, 6:54 am

>244 majkia: I Liked that one quite a lot and the sequel has just come out I believe. There's also a TV show in the works fronted by The Walking Dead's Glen Mazzara although not too much information about this exists yet.

246majkia
Dez 15, 2022, 8:55 am

>245 AHS-Wolfy: yeah I saw the sequel was going to be out soon. Didn't know about the TV show. Interesting.

247majkia
Dez 15, 2022, 5:36 pm

122. A Ghost of a Chance - Dan Willis
Series: Arcane Chronicles #2 - ROOT, AlphaKIT,

I'm enjoying this cozy sort of SFF. Alex is a runewright who is also a detective. He's always broke, often because he offers to help folks who can't afford to pay him. Good guy, fun story.

248majkia
Dez 21, 2022, 11:31 am

123. Age of Ash - Daniel Abraham - Series: Kithamar #1 - ROOT, Bookspin
I'll definitely have to re-read this when the rest of the series comes out. Complex plot, as well as character development.

249majkia
Dez 22, 2022, 10:46 pm

124. The Armored Saint - Myke Cole - Series: Sacred Throne #1- ROOT, Focus:SFF, SFFKIT

I enjoyed this one. Surprises, and plot twists and great characters.

250Karlstar
Dez 23, 2022, 10:56 am

>244 majkia: >247 majkia: >248 majkia: >249 majkia: Those all sound interesting!

251majkia
Dez 25, 2022, 7:49 am

125. The Salvage Crew - Y Wijeratne - ROOT, AlphaKIT

A sort of Firefly story, told by Nathan Fillion. Fun, with some twists.

252majkia
Dez 27, 2022, 11:02 am

126. What Came Before He Shot Her - Elizabeth George - Series: Lynley/Havers #14 - ROOT, BFB, AlphaKIT, Focus: Mystery

Until the end I didn't realize what this was about. It is the story of who did the shooting in the 11th book of the series. Wow.

253majkia
Dez 29, 2022, 6:03 pm

127. The Praxis - Walter Jon Williams - Series: Dread Empire's Fall - ROOT, AlphaKIT, Series:SciFi

I really enjoyed this, although I admit the first half is pretty slow, setting the rest of the series up. After about half way in it became really interesting!

254fuzzi
Dez 29, 2022, 6:08 pm

I'm reading the second Lost Fleet book, Fearless...there are ELEVEN in that series???

What have you done to me?? 🤣🤣🤣

255majkia
Dez 29, 2022, 7:18 pm

>254 fuzzi: LOL. Sorry....