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Bout of Books – Day 5

May 17, 2013

chekovSorry I went silent yesterday.  I was at work all day.  Then, when I came home, I cleaned the kitchen and then went to see Star Trek Into Darkness.  Which I enjoyed.  A bunch.  Because it was made of awesome.  And they made Chekov say ‘missles’ repeatedly and I think Anton Yelchin is the cutest thing on the silver screen.  Look at that face!  That’s not the point!  The point is that I got some reading done, but did not have time to post a blog entry.  Boo for me.

So, here I am.  A day late, but three books to the good.  I read the last three currently published volumes in the Vintage Magic series by Annette Blair.  They’re light, fluffy, paranormal mystery.  They’ve got a little romance, but nothing particularly over a PG-13 at most.  I’m not opposed to some steamy stuff from time to time, but I don’t particularly feel that these books need to heat it up more.  They’re cute.  They’re not great literature, but they’re not meant to be.

Blair has obviously done a ton of research on vintage clothing.    That certainly comes across in the books.  Every now and then I get a little tired of the descriptions of the outfits, but I also google frequently to get a visual on what she’s describing.  I couldn’t have told you what a Ferragamo Invisible Sandal looked like.  Now I can.  Thank you Metropolitan Museum of Art website!  Now I know.  (And knowing is half the battle.  G.I. Joe!)

I will say, book 5 was not my favorite.  Cloaked in Malice may have bitten off a bit more than it could chew.  I can’t really explain that without risking spoilers, but I’m hoping that when book 6 comes out in July it’s a return to form.  I still gave Cloaked 3 stars on Goodreads.  I still had fun reading it, but it felt a little overly complex.  I also tore through it in a day, which is not much under my regular, non-bouting speed.  So it’s not like I was slogging through something unpalatable.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, my cats are demanding my attention by stealing the dog food.  This always ends well.



My Progress:


maybePages Read: ~1,400
Books Started: 5
Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox
Death By Diamonds , Skirting the Grave, and Cloaked in Malice
all by Annette Blair

skirtBooks Finished: 5
Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie
The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox
Death By Diamonds , Skirting the Grave, and Cloaked in Malice
all by Annette Blair

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