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colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 469 of 471 of Crown Duel (Crown & Court #1-2)
Second part of the story (second book) was much better. Glad I stuck with it. 3.5
Jan 20, 2015 06:38AM Add a comment
Crown Duel (Crown & Court #1-2)

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 211 of 471 of Crown Duel (Crown & Court #1-2)
End of Part 1 (first book): 2 stars. Maybe... very slight maybe... 2.5 stars, 'cause it did pick up at the end.

But Mel is thick and annoying, and spends most of the book being rescued and taken care of by others after landing herself in more trouble.
Jan 19, 2015 08:18AM Add a comment
Crown Duel (Crown & Court #1-2)

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 27 of 471 of Crown Duel (Crown & Court #1-2)
So we're sort of dumped into the story pre-war-breakout, and we're given lots of names and places and little info dumps, then war breaks out and I'm meant to care about these people?
Jan 17, 2015 11:07AM Add a comment
Crown Duel (Crown & Court #1-2)

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 193 of 384 of Sidekicked (Sidekicked, #1)
It's finally starting to pick up after a slow start and a so-so protagonist. Unfortunately I saw a spoiler in a review, so I know some of what's coming.
Jan 13, 2015 06:15AM Add a comment
Sidekicked (Sidekicked, #1)

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 119 of 395 of The Crowfield Demon (Crowfield Abbey, #2)
Starting to get pretty good - but it annoys me how lazy most of the monks seem, getting William, Peter and Shadlock to do most of the menial labor.
Jan 09, 2015 05:45AM Add a comment
The Crowfield Demon (Crowfield Abbey, #2)

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is 57% done with Land of Love and Drowning
Reading this book is like watching a train wreck. It's disturbing, yet oddly compelling. You don't really want to be part of it but, since you're there, you can't look away...

I think I'm gonna bail. Or at least pause for awhile...
Jan 07, 2015 06:23PM Add a comment
Land of Love and Drowning

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is 52% done with Land of Love and Drowning
Woohoo - I'm finally past the halfway mark, and my reward is yet more dysfunctional and disturbing sex scenes!
Jan 07, 2015 05:59AM Add a comment
Land of Love and Drowning

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is 36% done with Land of Love and Drowning
I really don't like the heavy foreshadowing style used. I'm not even sure it's really foreshadowing. It just drops future details into the present telling - things like how someone who is currently single will be a divorcee with a child... so it's like you already know how things will end before they begin. What's the point?
Jan 06, 2015 07:23AM Add a comment
Land of Love and Drowning

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is 24% done with Land of Love and Drowning
I have a prediction about Anette and Jacob.
Jan 05, 2015 06:59AM Add a comment
Land of Love and Drowning

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is 8% done with Land of Love and Drowning
Started this last night. Not far in, but I'm totally squicked. Hoping it gets less disturbing.
Jan 04, 2015 09:42AM Add a comment
Land of Love and Drowning

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 132 of 382 of Clariel (Abhorsen, #4)
So far I can't help but feel that this is not Nix at his best, which is sad considering how long this book has been in the making...
Dec 19, 2014 07:06AM Add a comment
Clariel (Abhorsen, #4)

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 355 of 492 of The Ace of Skulls (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #4)
Aww, poor $!@%. (We really need spoiler tags in statuses.)
Dec 13, 2014 05:17AM Add a comment
The Ace of Skulls (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #4)

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colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 313 of 492 of The Ace of Skulls (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #4)
Pretty much on par with the other books in the series. Looking forward to the big finale.
Dec 12, 2014 06:43AM Add a comment
The Ace of Skulls (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #4)

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon added a status update
I just realized that all of the shelf changes I've been making have been going through my feed. Ever so sorry... I've turned off the setting until I'm done my "new year shelf shuffle"!
Dec 05, 2014 01:13PM Add a comment

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is 85% done with The Girl with All the Gifts
Also - I find myself really wishing goodreads had spoiler options in the status updates, 'cause I want to rant real hard about how stupid some of these people are...
Dec 02, 2014 07:41AM 5 comments
The Girl with All the Gifts

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is 85% done with The Girl with All the Gifts
There is a light at the end of my tunnel. (i.e. I'll hopefully finish this tonight.)

This ending which people keep going on about better be freaking worth it!
Dec 02, 2014 06:29AM Add a comment
The Girl with All the Gifts

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colleen the convivial curmudgeon added a status update
I wrote a review and went to post it and got one of those infamous "unexpected error" messages and lost everything I wrote.

Goodreads, I want to love you... but you make it so hard sometimes...
Dec 01, 2014 12:43PM 7 comments

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is 57% done with The Girl with All the Gifts
The beginning was interesting, and I'm finding Melanie's self discovery and questions interesting... but, otherwise, I'm kind of bored and hoping it picks up the pace soon.
Dec 01, 2014 06:30AM 14 comments
The Girl with All the Gifts

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 291 of 448 of Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches #1)
Things are picking up, and the pace seems to be getting better. There's still some belavoring and over-repetition of stuff, though, which pulls things down once they start going.

I'm liking the parts with Seabury and Wolf more than with the Bordens and Nance.
Nov 13, 2014 06:14AM Add a comment
Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches #1)

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 159 of 448 of Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches #1)
SEems a bit slow going, and I'm not really being drawn into the characters or their story...
Nov 12, 2014 06:23AM Add a comment
Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches #1)

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colleen the convivial curmudgeon added a status update
I don't think I've read a single nominee on the 2014 awards...
Nov 07, 2014 02:33PM Add a comment

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 40 of 192 of Alabaster: Pale Horse
I dropped the book I was reading and picked this up instead - and I'm so glad I did.
Oct 30, 2014 06:46AM Add a comment
Alabaster: Pale Horse

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 165 of 342 of The Edinburgh Dead
Ok, I'm bailing. I have nearly 50% left, and I don't give a shit about anything or anyone. I am so bored, and can't bring myself to force myself to continue. I'm out.
Oct 30, 2014 06:16AM Add a comment
The Edinburgh Dead

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 154 of 342 of The Edinburgh Dead
"But past service counted for little these days. The world, and those who governed it, moved too quickly to be carrying such burdens as memory and gratitude."
Oct 29, 2014 04:40PM Add a comment
The Edinburgh Dead

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 142 of 342 of The Edinburgh Dead
Things seem to finally be getting going. Maybe I'll be able to read more than a chapter without falling asleep!
Oct 29, 2014 09:11AM Add a comment
The Edinburgh Dead

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 126 of 138 of The Woman in Black
It's picked up and the night in the house with the dog was pretty creepy at parts, but I still ended up falling asleep mid-chapter with no ill-effects or nightmares...
Part of me just wonders why he's being so stubborn and staying in the house overnight at all. I sure as hell wouldn't be.
Oct 11, 2014 11:18AM Add a comment
The Woman in Black

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 65 of 138 of The Woman in Black
It could totally be me, 'cause I've been tired these past few days, but I can't get through more than a few pages before my eyes start drooping, and I'm not sure my brain is really taking in the words...
Oct 10, 2014 05:50AM Add a comment
The Woman in Black

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 39 of 138 of The Woman in Black
Not very far in, but right off the bat I can see the movie made big changes to the story.
Oct 09, 2014 07:01AM Add a comment
The Woman in Black

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
colleen the convivial curmudgeon is on page 265 of 313 of Asylum (Asylum, #1)
Things have gotten interesting since my last update.
Oct 08, 2014 03:16PM Add a comment
Asylum (Asylum, #1)

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