What I've Been Reading

My reading pace has slowed down here lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. Here are some books I am reading and sampling:

Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep. Over halfway through now. I am enjoying this book much more than the first, probably because at this point, Gin has already hung up her assassin hat. Also, I get the sense that Ms. Estep’s writing has achieved a higher level of polish in this novel. And finally, even though she’s kind of a dark character, Gin doesn’t do a lot of sassing or snark. I think she’s waaay too deadly of a character to “do” snark. And the book is all the better for it.

Bloodgate Guardian by Joely Sue Burkhart. I got this novel because it’s Joely. I love her authorial voice! Plus, it’s a fantasy. I only downloaded it about two hours ago, so I haven’t started it yet, but it is certainly on the radar. BTW, I’m not sure yet how I’ll handle reviews of novels by fellow Carina authors. Any ideas?

Speaking of Joely, don’t forget she’s going to be the Featured Author this Wednesday!

Masked, edited by Lou Anders. This is a superhero anthology. I’m reading these stories in between other reading sessions.

I also started Murder on Bank Street, Victoria Thompson’s highly anticipated Gaslight Mystery novel in which Dr. Tom’s murder is solved at last, but I set it aside! Unthinkable, but I seem enjoy these novels best when I read three or fewer in any one reading spurt. And ya know, that seems to be my limit for any author, so don’t think I’m picking on Ms. Thompson.

4 thoughts on “What I've Been Reading

  1. You could include a brief, to-the-point disclaimer with the fellow Carina authors. {Smile}

    I’m really not sure it’s necessary. It’s not like they’re friends or you’re making money recommending them. However, if a brief disclaimer makes you feel better, go ahead. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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  2. But I DO benefit from Carina Press doing well, so I can’t claim total impartiality. Maybe I’ll do a more casual post rather than a full-fledged review.

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    • I guess I’m just concerned about going too far the other way. I’ve seen and heard of cases where someone is worried enough about charges of favoritism, they’re extra hard on whoever they’re supposedly in danger of favoring. {lop-sided smile}

      I suppose a little of that is inevitable, but it’s easy to take too far. {smile}

      Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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