TELL ME TUESDAY is a floating feature, depending on your reading style, where you tell us what you read last, what you are reading now, what you will be reading next from your tbr pile, and why. I am curious why people read what they read, so tell me!
I didn't realize until I started drafting this post that I had been so sick last Tuesday (Christmas Eve) I forgot to post a TMT. Ha ha! Oh well.
THE HAZEL WOOD DUOLOGY #2
Publishes January 2020 - NetGalley ARC
This turned out to be a big disappoint for me after loving the first book. I see that a lot of readers who didn't much care for the first book loved this one. When I have time to sift through the Goodreads reviews I going to figure out why. Albert's fabulous original fairytales were almost nonexistent in this book, so that was my basic problem with the story. This series is only a dulology, but she is planning on writing a book of based tales from the Hinterland and I should love it!
Even though I was a bit of a Dickens freak in my early teens, I had not read A Christmas Carol until four years ago. I have read it on Christmas Eve every year since. I thought this was my fourth time reading it, but it was my fifth! I might get a nice hardcover for next year and make Baz read it to me every Christmas Eve. He should have a normal non-retail job next year and be home in the evening.
CONTEMPORARY REALISTIC FICTION
Published September 10th 2019 - Goodreads Win
I loved the story and the art was good, but the adults, even teachers, talked slangy like preteens which I HATE! One set of parents was very education, classical music, and etiquette focused and they too spoke slang, which was definitely not realistic. Hence the half star deduction.
MIXED AGE CATEGORIES
Published December 2016 - Hoopla Borrow
This book has a short story and an accompanying holiday recipe for each of the twelve days of Christmas. I started reading one a day on Solstice. I'll be reading the last two today so I can have it finished for my 2019 reading totals. I chose this book because the author was supposed to be a quirky writer and I love that, but unless her novels are different her fans are mistaking "quirk" for disassociated blatherings. Even quirky stories need to be grounded in some fashion and have a reason for being. The best stories were her modern children's fairytales that are normal stories.
PERN SERIES BOOK ONE
Published 1968 - Owned Ebook
I am reading all classics fifty plus years old in 2020, and biographies about the authors (except for the Discworld reading challenge I'm participating in). Seeing that January is my dragon themed month I thought I would re-read the first three of The Dragon Riders of Pern series, but this first one is the only one that is fifty plus years old! I will also be re-reading the biography of the author written by her son.
There are some stellar contests up on the Facebook giveaway page right now. Some are multiple book prizes. Most from major publishers!
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