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Rearview Mirror: February 2016

Greetings, friends!!!

Well, as usual, life has gotten out of control!!  I’ve had a half-written post about A Tale of Two Cities languishing in my drafts folder for a couple of weeks, and there is a veritable MOUND of books waiting to be reviewed!  I will see if I can get any of them knocked out today, but we’ll see.

Things aren’t likely to get any quieter, either.  I’m going from working part time, to a seasonal full-time job.  I am so SO excited about starting this new gig.  I’ll be doing production work at a greenhouse, and I am really looking forward to learning some new skills and just spending my days outdoors doing stuff instead of sitting at a desk and staring a computer all day.  For this blog, the point is that I’ll be working even more, so who knows how often I’ll be here??

Despite the lack of posting, I’ve been reading up a storm.  Books that are yearning to be reviewed include:

  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The ‘In the Garden’ trilogy by Nora Roberts
  • Beastly Bones by William Ritter
  • A Cowboy’s Touch by Denise Hunter
  • The Masterharper of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  • Giant’s Bread by Mary Westmacott
  • The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter
  • The Way of a Dog by Albert Payson Terhune

As usual, it’s an eclectic variety.  ;-)

Favorite February Read

//My favorite cover art//

Out of February reads that I actually reviewed, I think that The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie was my favorite.  It’s a lighthearted romp of a “thriller,” with plenty of great dialogue and fun characters.

Most Disappointing February Read:

Again, keeping my focus on the reviewed books only, I think I would go with The Map by William Ritter, even though that’s hardly fair.  My disappointment stems more from the fact that I really felt as though this book could have been so much more.  On the other hand, it’s a novella so I suppose it isn’t really fair to complain about it’s brevity!

Other February Reads:

  • The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie – 4/5 – a super fun thriller – Christie-style.
  • Babe the Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith – 4/5 – a childhood favorite that is just as adorable now.
  • Jackaby by William Ritter – 4/5 – a unique and intriguing book, despite some plotting stumbles.
  • Dragonseye by Anne McCaffrey – 3/5 – a solid addition to the series that fills in another critical moment of Pernese history.

I added roughly a million books to the TBR since January’s Rearview: it’s up from 717 to 765, plus I keep getting sucked into the dangerous whirlpool of $0.99 Kindle books on Amazon.  EEK!

Here’s hoping that I can at least finish my review on A Tale of Two Cities.  In the meantime, keep all your posts coming – I do so enjoy reading what everyone else is reading!!

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