The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m trying out some beach-inspired photos today. I wanted to see what I could accomplish indoors. I still have some kinks to work out, but these are only my first attempt. I will get there.
I may take a field trip with my iPad and some props to a little beach that has been created by the lake (that I live across the street from) for more authentic -type pictures. That is, when the weather is better. Instead of April showers bringing May flowers, we’ve had May showers bring June who-knows-what.
I’ve had a good reading week. All blog tour books – one from each of the blog tours that I participate in.
I’m excited for most of the books I have coming up this summer. I will be able to read a few of the books I actually bought and Harlequin Trade has a bunch of really great sounding mystery/thrillers coming out that I have ARCs for. They keep sending me widgets, and I have a hard time saying no to a widget.
And to add to my reads, One More Chapter Books – an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers – has invited me to their Facebook page for book bloggers where they provide…. you guessed it…widgets! It’s worse than NetGalley in a way, because there is no requesting. I truly am like a kid in a candy store.
I am about a third of the way through this story. It reads really fast, which I like, but I don’t know if I would consider it YA. The writing can be rather direct and even crude when talking about sex and the characters, at least in the first third, are adults – like my age adults or maybe older. That should change when she goes back in time but we’ll see if I think it’s YA at that point. Otherwise, it is completely compelling, fascinating, and action-packed – three things that I always enjoy.
Summer in the City is a fresh story about a woman who writes cozy mysteries. It has a mystery in it because she looks for mysteries around her to fuel her creativity and ideas. It’s a romance too but not a sappy romance – a very contemporary one that is more direct and to the point. My only complaint is that it was told from both the guy’s and the girl’s perspective but they didn’t have distinct voices, making it very confusing at times. It didn’t help that the ARC I got from NetGalley was not formatted at all. So everything just ran together – dialogue, chapters, etc… that was very challenging for me to read.
Another Psychological Thriller! I’m loving all these psyc thrillers that keep coming my way. I can’t wait to start this book. I’ve never read anything by Adele Parks so I’m curious what format this story will take – a slow build or a roller coaster ride from page 1. I look forward to finding out 😁