October Wrapup

2020, wrap up

Hey readers…

Here is my wrap up for the month of October, in the month of October I have finished 6 books. I am still reading Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson and The Institute by Stephen King. I have read two 3 star book, two 4 star book and two 5 star books.

I’m a Therapist and my patient is going to be the next school shooter by Dr. Harper

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I gave this book a 3 stars and thought it was an told in an interesting concept of a therapist and the patient files of 6 different patients, between the cases there was also an underlying plot. It was a quick read for me. My review will be up on the 4th November.

Killing for company: Case of Dennis Nilsen by Brian Masters

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This book I read on my kindle,it is a non-fiction documenting the life of Dennis Nilsen, a serial killer from the UK. This was an interesting book and delved into his and his family background. I thought it was really well done and extremely in depth. I gave this book 3 stars and the review for this will be up towards the end of November.

The Other People by C.J.Tudor

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I read this book on my Kindle, it is my first C. J. Tudor book and I really enjoyed it, this was one of the books I gave 5 stars this month. I thought it was such and intriguing plot and was done in such an fascinating way. I will definitely be reading something by this author again and was exactly what I needed this month. My review for this will be up on the 9th November.

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

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Words of Radiance, there isn’t much more I can say, any book I read by Brandon Sanderson is either a high 4 star or a 5 star. This is the second book in the Stormlight Archive series. I am trying to get them all read before Rhythm of War comes out midway through November. I gave this one a 5 stars and my review will be up on 11th November.

Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson

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before I jumped into Oathbringer I read the novella about a character Lift from the Stormlight Archive Series. I did enjoy this one. It does have mixed reviews, not many people like the character Lift as she is a little younger than other characters in the series, but I really like the break of such a action packed adult filled story to read a little from her eyes. My review for Edge dancer will be up on the 16th November. I gave this book a 4 star.

The Haunting of Brynn Wilder by Wendy Webb

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I read this book on my Kindle, I picked it up from kindle firsts this book is due to be released on November 1st. My review will be up on the day of release. It was a really interesting read. I wasn’t expecting what was to come in the story. It was creepy and had some strange events happen. I really liked this book and will look into more by this author. I gave the book 4 stars.

What books have you read in the month of October, let me know your thoughts on any of the books I finished this month if you have read them.

-Happy reading
XOXO

Weekly Update

2020, updates

Hey readers…

Just thought I would do a weekly update on the books I have finished recently and the books I am currently reading. I am also going to link the blog posts I have wrote this week. Most of the reviews for these books will be up midway through November due to my backlog of reviews.

Books I have finished

I have finished three books this week. The first one was Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. I gave this one 5 stars, I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed getting to know the characters more and I immediately wanted to pick up Oathbringer before I did this I decided to read Edgedancer. My review for this will be up November 11th

The second book I finished was The Haunting of Brynn Wilder by Wendy Webb. This wasn’t what I expected but it was still a good read. I gave this 4 stars and again the review will be up November 18th.

The last book I finished this week was Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson. This was a quick little read that broke up WOR and Oathbringer that gave a little more information on a character you briefly see in WOR. I will have the review on my blog for this on November 16th and I gave it 4 stars.

Books I am currently reading

I am currently reading Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, I am reading this in physical and audio book. I am roughly 25% into this and I am enjoying it a lot. I am enjoying the back story we are now getting for Dalinar.

I have also started The Institute by Stephen King, I am not that far into this one and I am reading it on my Kindle. Because I am not that far into it I don’t yet have an opinion of the plot.

Blog Posts

I have two blog posts up on my blog this week.

Book Haul

If It Bleeds by Stephen King Review

Let me know how your reading went this week – what books have you recently finished?

-HappyReading
xoxo

August Wrapup

2020, Warp up

Hey Readers….

I have had a mixed month for reading this month, I have finished 4 books this month and put down 2 books.

I have put these two books down but this isn’t because I hated them, it was because at this time these just weren’t the books I wanted to read.

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse was a very religious based book and even though it was an interesting book I just wasn’t something I wanted at the time I picked this book up.

The City we Became by N.K. Jemisin, at the beginning of the book I was slightly confused but it has interested me and I do want to see what the whole plot is about. I will get back to this by the end of the year but just not this month

I have really enjoyed everything I have read this month, I finished The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty on audiobook. This one is a re-read for me and I enjoyed it more than the first time I read it.

The Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien De Castell, this was read as an ebook, for an online read along and I am so glad I dived into it as it was a series I had been looking at for a while and just never picked up.

If It Bleeds by Stephen King is the first set of short stories I have read by Stephen King and I really liked them, there was one story I wasn’t too sure about but apart from that I felt they were the correct length for each story and the right amount of creepy and thought provoking.

Fool Moon by Jim Butcher is the 2nd book in the Dresden files series and I enjoyed this so much. This series is becoming a favourite of mine and I can’t wait to carry on with a book a month and dive further in the series with Harry Dresden.

Reviews for all these books will be coming in the next couple of weeks so make sure you keep your eye out for them.

What did you read this month? let me know in the comments below.

Review: Storm Front

2020, REVIEW

Author: Jim Butcher
Pages: 384
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪

Synopsis

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a—well, whatever. There’s just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks.

So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name. And that’s when things start to get interesting.

Magic – it can get a guy killed.

My thoughts

Wizards and detectives! sign me up… as soon as I read that I was extremely interested and wanted to dive into this series.

Characters = 8.5

I thought the characters were extremely likeable and developed throughout the story. Harry Dresden is the main character and he is extremely funny. He makes some choices throughout, which sometimes where debatable and if made ever so slightly differently he would have had an easier ride but he was funny throughout about these choices.

Murphy is the female detective in the plot and she is a strong female character who doesn’t take anything from anyone but is still self conscience about how she is doing in the job role.

Atmosphere = 7

The atmosphere throughout was good and I felt all the moods and emotions, there were times were it lacked a little but it didn’t take away from the story.

Writing = 8.5

I really liked the writing style and the way it was written. It is written in first person and I think that adds to the way the story works.

Plot = 8 and Intrigue = 9

I really enjoyed the plot for this book, it was a murder/mystery detective plot with the twist of supernatural with a wizard detective consultant. This plot was everything I didn’t know I wanted in a book. It plot was just so intriguing and I think it was done really well.

Logic = 8.5

I gave the logic an 8.5 because I thought the choices the characters made where choices that made sense but if they made changes, for example, just communicating with another character, the choices would have had a better outcome now matter how logical they seemed. I could feel myself thinking “oh Dresden” when he just didn’t make that one little phone call.

Enjoyment =10

I loved this book and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience reading it. I dove straight into the 2nd book of the series and can not wait to see were the series goes.

overall the book got a 8.5 which equals a 4 star and I would highly recommend this series to everyone. One thing to note is that for some people it takes a couple of book to get in to.

What are your thoughts on this style of review? Let me know in the comments below

– Happy reading XO

Weekly update

2020, Midweek update, updates

Hey readers..

I am just going to do a quick little update on what I have finished reading and what I am currently reading.

I have finished three books this week and put aside one book. Any ratings are done through the CAWPILE system by The Book Roast over on YouTube.

1. If It Bleeds by Stephen King – I gave this a 4 stars, following the CAWPILE rating system

2. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, this was a re-read for me and I really enjoyed this book a little more this time. I think is because I now know the characters. I upped my rating for 3.5 stars to 4 stars

3. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher, this is the 2nd book in the Dresden files series. I am loving this series so far and will definitely be carrying on with this series, this book got a 4 star from me.

I am currently reading Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. I am enjoying this book a whole lot more than the start of the first book and I cant wait to see what happens in this world and see how the development of the characters goes.

This week I will be going camping from Saturday till Monday with family so I am unsure how much reading I will get done this weekend.

I hope your all enjoying your reads, let me know what your currently reading or what you have recently finished in the comments below

-Happy reading XO