Brought to you by the verb “to read

In the past, present, and future tense.

As in have been reading, are currently reading,

And might read next…or are considering reading next…

This is my variation on the meme done by others,

And very well, I might add.

Revivor of http://www.Wednesdays

What have/are/will you be reading? Link it here at and share your reading adventures with me.

Accreditation of the art is actively being researched 9/22/2019 jee

Have been reading…

Playing Dead: A Memoir of Terror and Survival by Monique Faison Ross. This was not my usual cup of tea, but I found the book riveting. So much so that I read it very quickly and it has stayed in my head even though I have read other books since then. Domestic violence, child abuse, and animal abuse are triggers that I don’t usually accept for review.

Devourers from Suryaksh, Race to the Last Eventuality Book #2 of the Time Travelers series by Varun Sayal. I had trouble keeping track of what time the story was in even though each chapter told me what the timeframe was. It changed so much and was back and forth in several. So I may not have enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed the first book. I found it a bit confusing in a lively story.

Keepers of Destinies from Jennifer Malone Wright’s Graveyard Guardians series. This is the last book in this series and our hero this time is the oldest son, Greg. If you haven’t read this series at all, you could still read this as a standalone because the author gives enough of the history in it to understand the overarching story. Though I’m sure it’s much more enjoyable if you’ve read the previous books.

I also read the Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery series by London Lovett, books 1 through 3. It was a bundled set I got to see if I liked this series. I found this even better than the Port Danby series since this has a paranormal aspect – the main character’s house is haunted! It’s even more fun!

I finally finished listening to Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron and narrated by Emily Woo Zeller. It got much better about halfway through and the last part of it just flew by. The action got livelier and there was a really great guy dropped into the mix that made it fun, scary at times, and satisfying.

Am currently reading…

Cooperative Lives by Patrick Finegan. This is an ARC I was offered by a publishing rep. It’s a strange book about the lives and crises of a group of people living in a NY highrise. One of the tenants installs electronic card-reader locks on his unit. During a power failure in NYC, he is locked out of his unit for several days. The other tenants never seem to forget this incident, nor do they miss an opportunity to comment on it. I’m about sixty percent of the way through at this point, so we’ll see if it ends up making much sense. I don’t hold out too much hope for it though.

Last night I got through three hours and four minutes of Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk and narrated by Raphael Corkhill and Marisa Calin. This is not the tale of Robin Hood, that’s for sure, even though Sir Robin of Locksley is in it. This is more. So far I’m really liking this. There was one spot when I wasn’t sure who was who because the speakers were several large, gruff men and the voices all sounded the same to me. Other than that, things have been done really well between the two narrators and the story is really great.

Am considering reading next…

I have an ARC for Ivory Apples by Lisa Goldstein, which is an urban fantasy that sounded pretty good. That’s from NetGalley.

I got a newsletter from Kee Patterbee this weekend and got a bunch of cozies to put in the TBR pile.

The Unexpected Guest by Kee Patterbee (different cover)

Rings on Her Fingers by ReGina Welling (different cover)

For Better or Worse by Donna Huston Murray

Rune Witch Mysteries (all 4) by Victoria DeLuis

The Kidnapped Bride by Steve Higgs

Paranormal Nonsense by Steve Higgs (different cover)

These should keep me busy for a while. Too bad I can’t crank out reviews as fast as I read books! What are you reading this week? Or what’s your next book?

Until next Wednesday! Keep reading…


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