06 February 2013

Weekly Reads: Current Selections

First I have to share with you bit of writing my friend Micah shared with me: Date a Girl Who Reads. It is pretty spot on. 

As for my reading this week, it's not really going well. 


Because he worst part about finishing a book you really liked (other than it ended), is trying to find the next book to read that you equally enjoy. On this, I am currently failing. 

More times than not I have at least two books that I am reading, one of which I actually really like. This time around, I'm reading three books, none of which have really grabbed hold of my attention.

Starvation Lake by Brian Gruley: I really want to like this book. I really do, but there is something about it that is holding me back. 

Book Descritption via AmazonIn the dead of a Michigan winter, pieces of a snowmobile wash up near the crumbling, small town of Starvation Lake -- the same snowmobile that went down with Starvation's legendary hockey coach years earlier. But everybody knows Coach Blackburn's accident happened five miles away on a different lake. As rumors buzz about mysterious underground tunnels, the evidence from the snowmobile says one thing: murder.

Gus Carpenter, editor of the local newspaper, has recently returned to Starvation after a failed attempt to make it big at the Detroit Times. In his youth, Gus was the goalie who let a state championship get away, crushing Coach's dreams and earning the town's enmity. Now he's investigating the murder of his former coach. But even more unsettling to Gus are the holes in the town's past and the gnawing suspicion that those holes may conceal some dark and disturbing secrets secrets that some of the people closest to him may have killed to keep.

Sounds good, right! So far not so great. I'm about halfway through and struggling to finish. It's slow moving, tedious and extremely frustrating. It's taken almost 150 pages to actually get to the heart of the story (which is where I am now) so I'm hoping things will start moving along. 

Admittedly, I just started this one the other day but so far I'm really enjoying it. It's been nice to read a book centered around a strong female character. I have a feeling this is not only going to be a book I really enjoy reading, but an entire series. 

Book Description via GoodreadsKate Shugak returns to her roots in the far Alaskan north, after leaving the Anchorage D.A.'s office. Her deductive powers are definitely needed when a ranger disappears. Looking for clues among the Aleutian pipeliners, she begins to realize the fine line between lies and loyalties--between justice served and cold murder.

I'm only reading this one because I've read the previous 6, all of which have become increasingly ridiculous. Not that the fits ones weren't, it is just that now there are all sorts of subplots and extraneous characters to keep track of. Thankfully though, it's a book that you can kind of get lost in and read the afternoon away.

Book Description via GoodreadsLissa is madly in love with Saber and it seems he returns her feelings but she has a problem. She and the man of her dreams both come from the same clan of the Touch Kindred. By the archaic laws of their people, they are too closely related to be bonded. Which means that even though there is no blood tie between them, they are doomed to remain apart.

Anyone else reading anything good this week?


  1. So glad you liked that piece. I was really moved by it. :)

  2. Love this idea! I may have to start blogging about reading too. I just bought "Ride the Fire" by Pamela Clare but haven't started it yet. That's the plan for tonight!

  3. Dude. I am having this problem right now. I just finished the best books: Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, and since then I started 3 books, and they haven't hooked me. Now that snowmageddon is here, hopefully I will have no choice but to find one I like.

    1. I'm going to check both of those books out! I'm desperate for something to grab my attention.

  4. Hello, I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster Award. All the information on taking part are on my blog, if you choose not to participate that's cool too. Just wanted to let you know I think you're nifty.



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