Monday, April 16, 2018

Getting Up To Date with Book Reviews

I haven't been doing a lot recently. It just seems like my get up and go is gone! Do you know what that feels like? But I have been delving into books. Mostly audible. I love listening to them. Most of the time. Sometimes I have to find my place if I have fallen asleep. But here are three I have finished recently.


 P. S. I still love you by Jenny Han is the second book in the trilogy written by Ms. Han. The first book, To All The Boys I've loved Before was a book club selection. And so is the book below. So I just had to read the middle book to stay up with the story. The stories are about a teenage Lara Jean and her life in high school. And the boys she shares her memories with. They are light reading. Not really my kind of books. But I found them easy to read and a good place to hang out for a time away from the stresses and dark days of life. Have any of you read them?  


Finally, there is The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. This is more along my line. It is a suspense novel. The characters are well developed and I liked most of them. Jacks was married for 8 years to a husband she was keeping a secret from. He wanted babies really badly. But she wasn't able to get pregnant. And then she received the news that he is dead. Killed in a car accident in Hawaii. But she thought he had been on a business trip in Kansas. And with him was a young woman who had left behind her own sad fiance, Nick. Nick and Jacks go to Hawaii together to find out why their partners were leaving them behind. The ending was a huge surprise to me. I really enjoyed the story. But then I usually do like these kinds the best. What do you think happened?

I also listened to The Tour by Jean Grainger. It is an interesting and very different book. The narrator is Irish. The book takes place in Ireland.(I thought of you Kwizgiver, my friend). The story is about a tour guide and his group from America who are touring Ireland. They are a motley crew to say the least. The story is fun and interesting. And a trip all it's own. This one is light and enjoyable. 

18 comments:

  1. I'll have a helping of The Good Widow, please-and-thank you! This genre most appeals to me; particularly there being a surprise ending. Just for giggles I'm going to venture (that) the runaways faked their own deaths.

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    1. Nope they didn't fake their deaths. They are REALLY dead. You will enjoy I think!

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    1. I hope you listen to it! You will enjoy!

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  3. I've heard that a lot--that people are having a time getting things done. If it's just been about three weeks that you've felt like that, that time is up. If it's been longer, I hope it's just winter and spring finds you more energetic. (Although, reading books is an excellent way to pass the time.)

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    1. I'm hoping that is all it is too Liz.

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  4. Of all of these, the only one that sounds interesting to me is The Good Widow. If you like books about Ireland, have you tried Maeve Binchy? My mom loves her books, and I read one when I was living with them. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. (I shouldn't have been surprised. My mom has excellent taste.)

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    1. Try The Good Widow. It was a good read

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  5. Hope your get up and go comes back soon:)

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  6. I do like reading your book reviews; I usually put the books you read on my ever increasingly growing to be read list. The Good Widow sounds fascinating, one I can imagine staying up way too late to read. Was the young woman the daughter of Jacks? The secret she was keeping?

    My get up and go went from end of 2016 and all of 2017, LOL, in fact I'm blogging a bit about it today or tomorrow. I spent a lot of time getting engrossed in good books that kept my mind off stuff going on; good escape for a bit. Eventually, yours will come back I would imagine and you'll find that get up and go once again!

    betty

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    1. Oh Betty! Good to see you again. I do feel like I have been looking for escapes and that is why nothing is getting done. No, the younger woman wasn't Jacks daughter.....

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  7. I am with you there on the 'get and go' observation. I have been busy but just not writing. I'll get back to it. Thanks for the book suggestions. The Tour sounds like fun.

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  8. I listened to The Tour and loved it. I have the other two book in the series on audio and plan to listen to them soon.

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  9. Haven't read any of those but the Good Widow sounds my sort of thing. I have that problem with audio - I have to keep backtracking when I fall asleep! I hope your get up and go comes back soon. I'm adjusting to looking after Nathan 2 days a week. Hopefully as time goes on I'll find it less tiring.

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    1. I set the sleep alarm on my app and then I know it won't go all night!

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