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Beanbag Love

I read. I write. I talk about reading and writing. That is when I'm not driving kids somewhere or teaching them. Married, educated, domesticated. I really enjoy the friends I've met through a variety of different message boards and venues regarding reading and authors. I try to take a positive view when I write reviews but sometimes I can't. Those times are few and far between, but they do exist. I'm mostly an old softy, though. I think so anyway.

Currently reading

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs This one wasn't quite as good as Blood Bound or Iron Kissed, IMO. It was still excellent. A 4.5, I think. It just felt a bit inorganic and disorganized at moments.

What I love about Mercy is that I get where her decisions are coming from. This time she was a bit discombobulated -- understandably -- and it came through maybe a little too much. There were things that happened that went counter to the reality that had been set up.

Example with non-spoiler vagueness: If she has a panic attack about a specific thing, why wouldn't she have a panic attack about something even worse?

At those moments it felt contrived. Well written, but not fresh.

Nice to know that Mercy's mother and I agree, Adam is hot. Well, it's not just the two of us, but still...

It was good to see that story line move ahead. I like that PB didn't let herself get bogged down in some of the things other authors have. Forward movement = good storytelling. I wish more series authors understood that.

Definitely a good read. This series has just completely captivated me. I'm trying to hold off now (after my binge a week ago) so I'm not just plowing through the backlist. But I'll get there. No doubt about it.