Reading roundup – October 17th 2014

October 17, 2014

So this week I finished a couple of books, one of which left me thinking, “oh… OK.  What happened exactly?” and the other received my first five star rating in quite some time.  The first of these was Unraveled by Gennifer Albin, the final book in her Crewel World YA dystopian trilogy.  I think it would require a second reading to understand fully what Albin was trying to achieve.  Unfortunately, I don’t feel strongly enough about it to care about a reread.  I loved the first book, second one was so-so and the third.  Hmmmm.  I probably won’t review this one.

The second one was the audiobook of Graeme Simsion’s quirky romance The Rosie Project.  I adored this, so expect my full review next week.

Other than reading, I’ve been indulging in my new secret obsession; the British quiz show QI, which I discovered recently on UK Netflix.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with this, it’s a cross between standup comedy and a quiz show.  The quizmaster is the always engaging Stephen Fry with regular panelist Alan Davies.  The other panelists are standup comedians generally from the UK.  Each episode has a theme, and panelists gain points by answering trivia questions in an amusing and unexpected manner and lose points for giving the boring, standard answer.  Check it out, it’s highly addictive.

In the manner of Emma Approved and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries I recently came across a vlog based on Anne of Green Gables, Green Gables Fables.  While not quite as clever and brilliant as the other two, it is very well done and very engaging.  Go ahead, check it out.

Added to my library this week

This has been a very quiet week for my library.  My new Audible credits arrived, and only things I’ve added were:

Silver blind by Tina Connolly in audiobook format.  I really loved Rosalyn Landor’s narration of the first book in the series and found Connolly’s worldbuilding fascinating.  I look forward to listening to Dorie’s adventures.

Talon by Julie Kagawa (Audible preorder)  This is a new series by Kagawa and the premise sounded very intriguing.  Dragons posing as teens!  This is a multi-narrator book, and I’m familiar with one of them.  I look forward to this.

Have a good weekend and see you next week!

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