Monday, February 2, 2015

January reads

A quite slow month of reading and an even slower month of writing reviews.  In the end I managed six books.  Usually there's quite a bit of variation in my assessment, but oddly I scored them all at three and a half stars except for Malla Nunn's Let the Dead Lie, which is my book of the month.  And on reflection I think that's fair; they were all decent enough reads without being something special.  Hopefully the pressure at work will now drop and I can get back to usual business.  There should be three reviews this week as I finally finished a book I've been reading for a while and then shot through two more between Thursday and Sunday. 

My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir ***.5
A Dark Song of Blood by Ben Pastor ***.5
Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh ***.5
Red Bones by Ann Cleeves ***.5
Buffalo Jump by Howard Shrier ***.5
Let the Dead Lie by Malla Nunn ****

1 comment:

Lewis said...

Hey, this is great stuff! Your rating system is a great readers' guide. And now that I have discovered your great blog, I will be stopping by in the future, looking for more of your fine commentary and helpful reviews.

Now, though, I must return to getting my own new blog up and running. Perhaps you will stop by and comment every now and then if the spirit should move you in that direction. Here I am --

http://newgatemalefactors.blogspot.com/

So, from the American south, farewell for now.