Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Maze Runner--#33 finished

This has been a slow month for my reading, just now finishing the third book for the month and very doubtful if another gets finished in the next couple of days.  The Maze Runner is an okay book, but expectations I had may have oversold it some.  I thought it would be like a Hunger Games type series and there are some similarities but it is not as entertaining as the Hunger Games at least in my opinion.  It took a while to get into the book and even at the end, it didn't really catch me.  I know there are 2 more books in the series and it just seems like the ending knew that too.  It wasn't much of a clean break--you have to read the next if or be left in the dark.  I already have the next so I will get to it at some point probably soon.  Like I said it is alright and probably worth continuing but I don't have any real connection to it either, oh well.

I have started Camel Rider and still have the Stephen King short story book Skeleton Crew going.  I am not even halfway through the Skeleton Crew book yet, but it is one that I have been pushing aside for weeks at a time, like now where I have finished a story and just not ready to start the next.  I will look to start another book, probably tonight.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Comeback America--#32 finished

An interesting and kind of depressing read about the financial condition of the US.  The book was written in 2009 and the author made it sound like immediate changes were needed.  Well it is 3 years since and no changes have been made.  Not even that though, there are not even discussions of fixing these long term issues.  I guess everyone in Congress knows they will not come to an agreement so basically nothing is getting done.  But the changes recommended in the book can't be done by one party either, the changes need to be significant and will be tough--it would be killer for a party to do that unless there is a crisis forcing it.  Like I said kind of depressing.

I am keeping this book at least for now.  There are copies on the system and this copy has some underlining which I would have to message anyone before sending it through PBS.  I will keep it for now though.  Still reading Maze Runner but haven't opened it for a week.  I have read a little in Skeleton Crew.  Just kind of starting a 3rd book, but not sure on it yet.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Hot Ice--#31 finished

I have to say overall not that good.  The characters and story were really just not believable.  The more the writer tried to show the main character as in over her head, it just reminded me the reader that almost this whole book is just not believable.  Oh well, such as it is, not every read will be good.  Now not a complete waste, if willing to suspend most plot lines & character development, the story did move quickly.  A lawyer turned private investigator that takes over major investigation weeks after becoming PI and there is almost no oversight on what she is doing.  Again just can't believe the story, which is kinda funny because I will read some weird stories.

I have already posted it on PBS, it is the only copy on PBS so it will probably move soon.  With vacation coming up, I might start a vacation book early or might wait a couple days, haven't decided yet.