Saturday, January 11, 2020

Friday Book Club

A late Friday Book Club. What are you reading and loving this week?


Kim said...

Started Wolf Rain last night, finally!(gave up on the cyborg anthology. Too many different stories in it. Lost interest.) Only a few chapters in so far, but loving it! Can't wait to find out what happens!

library addict said...

After finishing my reread of Jeffe Kennedy's The Mark of the Tala I ended up rereading highlights of most of the Twelve Kingdoms/Uncharted Realms series books, including full rereads of two of the novellas: The Crown of the Queen and The Dragons of Summer. So I am ready for the final full-length book of the series (though she said there will now also be another novella, so yay!)

I really enjoyed Jayne Ann Krentz' first book in her new Fogg Lake series, The Vanising. Many elements are similar to her Arcane Society series, but she always has a great mix of romance, humor, and light suspense.

Finishing up Virginia Taylor's Losing Patients.

TamaraT said...

I started The Gatekeeper's Bride by Eva Pohler yesterday and got hooked. I love Greek mythology and the way Hades is written makes me really like him.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed Madness of Sunshine, but my favs are still the Psy/changeling stories. It was well written, but I'm not as fond of thrillers. Read and enjoyed the newest Stephanie Plum from Evanovich. Cleaned up some more of my TBR pile but nothing I loved. Perhaps I'm just spoiled.

Lesa said...

I’m rereading the start of C.J. Cherryh’ Foreigner Universe series. She had a new book that came out on the 7th.

Kim said...

Picked up "Life Inside my Mind" the other day at the public library. It's a book where a number of authors write about their experiences with mental illness. it's directed at a Teen audience. It's edited by Jessica Burkhart. The first couple essays really didn't connect with me, really at all, but I just read "Escape Clause" by Jennifer Armentrout, and OH WOW!! REALLY important article to read!!! She starts talking about an occasion on Twitter where somehow the conversation got talking about the appropriateness (or lack thereof) of the use of the word "broken" when describing how people feel. (in real life, or with a character in a book) A number of people on Twitter felt it was an inappropriate or even offensive word. Her argument is that people who start policing the words other people use when describing their own feelings and experiences are the ones with the problem, and who are being offensive and harmful!!
Then she goes on to describe her experiences with severe depression and suicidal thoughts. And also about how these things can be hidden from other people, even ones close to you. (not necessarily the best thing, obviously, but... probably more common than a lot of people would like to admit. Also a problem society perpetuates with its' double-standard when it come to such things.)
REALLY an awesome article!!! I'm SO GLAD she wrote it!!