Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I show you my books, you show me yours...vol.29


It's Show Us Your Books Day!  I'm still on a blog mini-hiatus, but I can't miss my favorite day in blogging month.  The day hosted by Jana & Steph, the day that makes my goodreads "to read" list grow, and the day I interact with a blogging community of readers.  I love this day (or week because it sometimes takes me a week to read all the links) of the month.

What I've read since last link-up:

So, so good. An interesting web of characters tangled in family dynamics, drugs, violence, crime, and mayhem. I was engrossed with the story from beginning to end.  Side note: I enjoyed that the backwoods Southern father was called "deddy" because that's exactly how it's pronounced, and it read perfectly in my head.  4.5/5

2.  Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira -
For YA, I loved everything about this book. Was it a perfect book? No, but I loved its imperfections. Were there some difficult scenes to read? Yes, several, but I thought it was done so well from the voice of a teenage girl. 4.5/5

I read the 2 previous books in this series and remember gobbling them up.  This one was just alright.  As Steph says, "it passed the time just fine".  3/5

This is the 27th book in the Lucas Davenport series.  I have read it since 1991.  I continue to be amazed that this author keeps every book interesting and unique enough to keep me coming back for more.  4/5

I liked this book, but I didn't love it.  I appreciated the topics that she was trying to tackle, but I was just never as invested in the characters as I wish I was.  3/5

The current goodreads rating for this mystery/thriller is 3.81.  That's a pretty adequate overall rating for it, in my opinion although, I wish a character or two had been further developed. 


Now, it's my time to pimp my book challenge.  It's a pretty fantastic place for booklovers, if I do say so myself.  Check it out with the following links:

I've shown you mine, you show me yours...

27 comments:

  1. Bull Mountain sounds super good! Definitely adding it to my list!

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  2. Bull Mountain and Love Letters to the Dead are already on my TBR. I had forgotten what Bull Mountain was about and feel like I need to read it sooner than later. Your love of John Sandford reminds me of my love J.D. Robb and the In Death series. :D I've read a few of the Sandford books and really enjoyed them. I'm not sure why I stopped reading them a need to pick up one again.

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  3. I'm going to add Love Letter to the Dead to my TBR. The only long series I have kept up with is Janet Evanovich with 23 books in the Plum series. I love something you can read over the years and still love!

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  4. Bull Mountain sounds great!! Totally understandable that you couldn't miss out on book talk day in blogland! ;)
    It's unbelievable how many books are in that series - what a great career he's had! I have yet to pick one up but hopefully sometime...do you feel that they should be read in order?

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  5. I already had Bull Mountain on my TBR but I just added Love Letters to the Dead!

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  6. My SVP has been trying to get me to read John Sandford novels all year. He gave me one book (I think it's called Rules of Prey?) but it's still sitting on my shelf unread!

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  7. Bull Mountian & Love Letters sound really good!

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  8. Love Letters to the Dead sounds interesting. Going to check out your challenge info now! I've never participated, but sounds like fun!

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  9. 27th book!? That's crazy! But also awesome at the same time.

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  10. I almost got Love Letters from the Dead today at the library & thought, "next time' - now I wish I would have gotten it

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  11. I nabbed up Love Letters to the Dead a few weeks ago when Audible featured it as a Daily Deal for $2.99. I'm so glad I did and I'm looking forward to giving it a go at some point. Glad to hear your thoughts on it.

    Bull Mountain looks interesting! Think I'll add it to my Goodreads list.

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  12. I have been waiting for Ramona Blue since she announced she was writing it and yet...still have not requested from the library.

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  13. I hadn't heard of Bull Mountain before but it sounds very good. "Deddy" - I can hear it exactly in my head.

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  14. I really liked Love Letters to the Dead when I read it too! I'm a bit curious about Ramona Blue, but it's not anything I need right this minute.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  15. I can't wait for the challenge to start!!! Pam :)

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  16. I haven't even heard of any of these. SUYB always expands my horizons!

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  17. Love Letters To The Dead sounds like a really interesting concept for a book! Plus you know how much I love YA fiction too!

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  18. I'm adding Love Letters to the Dead to my list! I felt the same about Ramona Blue. I liked it and I'm glad stories like that are being told (especially set in the south), but I didn't love it.

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  19. Definitely adding Bull Mountain to my list for June!

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  20. I want to read Love Letters to the Dead sooo much!

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  21. Bull Mountain has been on my list but now I'm adding Love Letters to the Dead. I wonder if I'll connect with it- I often write letters to people (friends going through a divorce, family members who behaved hurtfully, love letter to Kyle) that I never send. Lol!

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  22. Part of me is like, YYAAASS to finding a series to read year after year.. part of me is like, No thanks to that type of commitment. It's hard to be me, lol.

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  23. Bull Mountain is already on my list.. I definitely want to check it out. I also want to join your reading challenge iiiifff I can get my book life together. I'm reading about 5 pages a night this week, I am zonked!

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  24. Working on my list for your challenge! I can't wait. I'll actually start this one, when it starts! WOOT! Love Letters to the Dead sounds super interesting! I want to read Ramona Blue, but I feel like there is no way I'll love it as much as Dumplin' because Dumplin' was amazing. Sounds like a great reading month. XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  25. Bull Mountain sounds really good. I'll have to check it out.

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