The end of a another month and I believe my theme for this year is, “How in the world is this year flying by so quickly?” Wasn’t I outside yesterday watching fireworks for New Years? I also just nearly typed 2016 instead of 2017. I feel like I’ve missed this whole year so far. Despite my personal misgivings on the passage of time, I did get through a few books in May and wanted to go through a quick run down of them.
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn – 4 stars
So far I have read two books by Deanna Raybourn and have loved them both. The Veronica Speedwell series is set in Victorian England. Ms. Speedwell is a forward thinking butterfly hunter and she along with her slightly cranky companion Stoker they solve perplexing mysteries. The dialogue is more of a witty banter which is very entertaining. Excellent books.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – 2 stars
Yes, I am that jerk that didn’t like this book. It is currently sitting a 4.59 stars on Goodreads and I wish I had loved it as much as everyone else seemed to. The first two books in this series were amazing and I devoured them. The third one needed a hard re-write in my opinion.
The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates – 4 stars
I don’t pick up a horror novel often but when I do I like it to scare the pants off of me and give me some nightmares. While I was reading this book I was terrified to turn off the lights or turn my back to an empty room. It was great.
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin – 4 stars
What is better than stumbling across a great book? I picked this one up on a mere whim and am so glad that I did. In this book we follow the first couple years of Queen Victoria’s reign. We get to witness her growth, intelligence, determination, and cunning. The young Queen impressed me and left me wanting to learn more about her.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – DNF – 2 stars
I will be the first to admit that it is my own fault that I didn’t like this book. When I see the name Achilles I expect daring fights, bravado, and bloody battles. What I don’t expect is a love story. If you have read any of my reviews you may have noticed I’m not that interested in love stories and I couldn’t bring myself to finish this one.
I have found myself watching Once Upon a Time toward the end of the month. I started it a few years ago and got annoyed watching them meandering around Neverland and turned it off. Kind of glad I’m giving it another shot because Hook and his guyliner is the stuff of TV legend.
In May I also got through the rest of season 2 of Reign. I’m still pissed about all that happened to Conde because the situation wasn’t entirely his fault. However, Greer is the shit. The. Shit.
So many people talk about Sense 8 I decided to give it a shot. I hardly got through the first episode. Too many characters, no clear plot, and very little personality. I just couldn’t do it.
Usually the only time I watch TV is while I’m making dinner but I found myself devouring Penny Dreadful season 2 whenever I had spare time. I love that show. It’s creepy, has carefully developed characters, and always keeps me on my toes.
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Thank you, followers! – In May I also had the honor of hitting 150 followers and wanted to thank you all again for that! I love reading and having the opportunity to share my opinions on those books with you all. Since I started blogging I’ve met many wonderful bibliophiles and have truly enjoyed my discussions with you all.