Ok, I’m going to admit I’m shocked I completed to few books in January. I did a lot of reading but in little spurts which doesn’t add up to a completed books when you are reading different books in different rooms!
This was an Audible finish for me. It was good but not nearly as compelling as previous Dan Brown Professor Langston installments. A couple of reasons for that: the story lacked characters I cared about and it felt contrived. I loved The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons but this book lacked the urgency and believable characters of those books. I honestly read it (listened to it more precisely) because it was a Dan Brown novel and I’ve loved every other one of his books. I will undoubtedly re-listen at a later date and my overall opinion of the book may end up being very different.
Another Audible finish for me this month. My reaction to this book is still very meh. It wasn’t memorable overall and to be honest, easy to figure out and dull. Chris Ewan’s writing style is very dry, from the dialogue to the descriptive scenes there is very little that makes any character stand out. Most memorable thing about the novel, the description of writer’s block. I won’t be picking up any more in the series.
A Kindle purchase on the cheap as well, and another easy weekend read. This time the characters were new but the humor was still present and just as enjoyable. Nothing earth shattering occurred, no deep thought was attempted but when you are reading with family busy in the same room, that is a perfect type of book to pick up and enjoy. I will definitely read more in the series.
I cannot count this as a finish since I failed to read the whole book but I’ve set it aside for the foreseeable future. It is a mess of a story. Characters are typical Adams, quirky entertaining, and memorable but they are in a setting that leaves much to be desired. I can read maybe twenty to twenty-five pages at a time before I’ve had more than I can tolerate. I have yet to be able to connect the dots between an electric monk and a spinning sofa stuck in a stairwell. Believe me I want to connect those dots because I want those images out of my head but it will be a book I read in small doses throughout the year.
This one is almost finished but I’m not counting it until the murder is solved and Emma is safe back home in Maine. I love these Emma Fielding books so I’m moving the books location from the bathroom to the family room.
My current Audible selection on my phone and another Expanded Universe book in the Star Wars genre that I am loving. Now that Sangria’s back is back to normal we are resuming walk on Monday and this book should be quickly finished. I have no trouble at all believing that walk lengths will increase just so that I can continue to listen.