Series that I’m currently on.

Well the title is a bit misleading. This is going to be series that I would like to finish soon, or as soon as possible. I really do love trilogy and series books, I guess it’s the feel of being complete when one is done with so many books. Some of these are going to be read faster than other but they are not listed in any order. This is also only going to be a small list since I have lots of series that I would like to finish up one day.

The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King – I just finished The Wolves of Calla which leaves me with two books left. I have already read the short stories listed on the Dark Tower website.

A Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin – I just started A Dance with Dragons. It appears that there will be two more books, but we shall see.

Hannibal Lecter by Thomas Harris – I have two books left, since the last time I looked it up it said there was four in this grouping. I’ve got one of the books but I’m trying to decide if I want to purchase the rest or borrow from a library.

Lincoln Rhyme by Jeffery Deaver – So I don’t quite remember where I stopped off. Last year or the year before I re-read Bone Collector in hopes to restart the series, so I’ll be doing this one slowly.

Lizzy Gardner by T.R. Ragan – I got this one as a free ebook a while ago and was very intrigued by the main character. The sixth book is just coming out so it might be a while.

The Paper Magician Trilogy by Charlie N. Holmberg – I received this as a Kindle First, it’s cute enough for me to finish out the last two books when I need something quick.

Bartimaeus by Jonathan Stroud – I had this on my amazon wishlist for a very long time and my folks purchased it for me last year. The 0.5 book was very good, so might as well continue the story and see what happens.

The Borden Dispatches by Cherie Priest –  This book was a free one through the kindle also. I have to say I was taken by the writing style, and the world that Cherie Priest came up with. The second book is out this year so hopefully I can get it on ebook pretty quickly.

The Artifact Hunters by A.W. Exley –  So I really hope the rest of this series is good, the first one was fun and it seems it’s 4.5 books long so even if it’s not as good I’ll probably power through it.

Extinction Point by Paul Antony Jones –  I just finished this one a few days ago and really loved what Mr. Jones was doing in the story. I’m very curious to find out what’s going on so hopefully in a few months I’ll get the next book. Looks like this is a 3.5 series or a trilogy with a partial.

The Murder Squad by Alex Grecian – So I got the fourth book as an arc and didn’t realize it was a series. I was confused and really wanted to know why. So I will be picking up the first few books sometime in the future.

Timothy Wilde Mysteries by Lyndsay Faye – Once again  I got an arc that was in a series and didn’t really understand what was going on. I’ll pick up the other books at another point in time.

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Ah ha!

I’m back and now on wordpress instead of blogger. We seem to be settled in and what not so I will try and get back into reviewing and what not. I am probably going to spend the next couple of days making the post look the same and trying out different looks for this blog. Some time during the week I will do a monthly reading update and a post about the series that I would like to continue on with. Overall everything seems nice on wordpress, lets hope I don’t regret this change.

A Review: The Paradise Snare

The Paradise Snare (Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy #1)

By A.C. Crispin
Publisher: Spectra
Copy: Physical Copy
Recommend: Yes
Re-Read: Yes
Genres: Sci-fi / Adventure / Media Tie In / 
Summary: I can’t give to much of a summary without spoiling the book. Just know that this book tells a lot about Solo’s childhood and teenage years. 
Thoughts: I have loved the character Han Solo since I first saw Star Wars. I have actually modeled a role playing character off of him. So yeah… If you are curious to learn more about Han this is a must read. I’ll be reading the rest of the trilogy later in the year, in hopes to learn more about my favorite Star Wars character. 
Rating: 4 out of 5 books

Second March update

Wolves of the Calla ~ 11%
The Ring of Solomon ~ 29%
Uprooted ~ 6%
The One That Got Away ~ 45%

I’ve been pretty focused on The One That Got Away because of the review by the end of the month. I should probably pick up Wolves of the Calla. The pre-processes for the move are going along. Only a little bit longer before we’re confined to what we can bring in the car. Hopefully we figure it out and are good for at least the month of travel. Overall nothing much to say. Trying to read, organize and game at the same time.

A Review: Dark Places & Happy World Book Day!

Dark Places

By Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Broadway Books
Copy: Physical Copy
Recommend: Yes
Re-Read: Yes
Genres: Suspense / Mystery / Crime
Summary: Libby Day’s family was massacred by her older brother, or so she believes. Almost 25 years later someone reaches out to her to see if she wants to know the truth. Will the truth make her happy? What will it do to her older brother Ben? Libby goes along with digging up the truth, and getting paid for it. 
Thoughts: I really enjoy Gillian Flynn’s writing style and how the book was broken up into chapters via the character view. A while back I listened to Gone Girl and so when I saw Dark Places at Target I had to get it. I’m glad that I did. It’s dark, a bit twisted, has some interesting characters and the pace was just right. I really can’t wait to get my hands on Sharp Objects. Just pick up a copy, you’ll feel the pull of the story.
Rating: 4 out of 5 books

First week of March update

The Ring of Solomon ~13%
Wolves of the Calla The Dark Tower V ~7%
The One That Got Away ~13%
Uprooted — Just started

So The One that Got Away is going to be interesting, I don’t normally enjoy this genre and so far I’m not really all that into the book. I just hope I can get it read and reviewed by the end of the month since that’s when the First to Read program would like it to be done. Uprooted is another arc so I put it on the list but I was just approved for it and I don’t see a deadline to do a review by. I got Uprooted from the Edelweiss program, super excited to read this one.
There really isn’t too much on the life side. Need to start getting ready for the move, need to finish the paperwork for the move and so forth.

The Last Safe Place: A Review

The Last Safe Place

By Ninie Hammon
Publisher: Ninie Hammon
Copy: E-book
Recommend: Not really
Re-Read: No
Genres: Mystery / Thriller

Summery: Can Gabriella Carmichael escape from the madman who believes that his is a character from her best selling book? 
Thoughts: I’m not really sure what to say about this book. It seems to have some decent reviews but I sadly don’t agree with them. I didn’t find it creepy, thrilling or to have much of a mystery. I’m not actually sure why it’s listed under mystery. The characters didn’t have much development, the “chase” wasn’t a chase and the ending was pretty predictable. I don’t mind the good vs evil concept or the prey vs predator concept but this was just weak. I have to say that I am glad that this was a free book.  

Rating: 2 out of 5 books