It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I just finished “The Black Thread” by Margaret Muir. I enjoyed it so much, I’m now reading another of Ms. Muir’s books, “Sea Dust.”
Honestly, I got this book for free through one of her promotions quite a while back, and it’s been sitting in my Kindle collecting dust. Now, I feel bad that it took me so long to get to it.
It is a story of a young girl named Amy Dodd living in England in the late 1800s. Amy had disillusion of grandeur about who and what her absentee father was, and when she found out the truth about the man, it nearly destroyed her. Luckily, she had the strength to change her situation and by the end of the story, you feel quite happy that her reality wasn’t exactly her reality. On the negative side, I found the descriptions of the landscapes and scenes a bit wordy for my taste, and I caught myself skipping over a large amount of paragraphs just to get back to the story. I tend to be on the impatient side, so that’s not a criticism of her writing in the least, only of my personality. On the positive side, it was a really, really good story with a great plot twist. I read the book in one sitting and would recommend it to anyone as a rainy-day read. You’ll find yourself rooting for poor Amy and cheering at the end.
Ms. Muir’s website – click here
Amazon link – click here
I’m currently reading Redshirts by John Scalzi! http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1491514388/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/187-2578915-8426922#productDescription_secondary_view_pageState_1421634140639
Looks like an interesting premise.
It’s got done good twists in it, too. I originally picked it up because of the Star Trek reference (I basically know enough to know if you’re wearing a red shirt, you’re probably going to die) and because I think Wil Wheaton (who happened to have a role on Star Trek Next Generation) is a BRILLIANT narrator! Makes the Atlanta work commute more bearable 🙂
Sounds like a good read! Now on my TBR list. If I can only find the time! haha Thanks for the great review! ~Elle
I just finished her other book, Sea Dust. It was good too. I’m enjoying her stories so far. 🙂
Too Much! I’m snowed under with a pile of beta reading duties, reviews, and stuff that I feel like I should read to write better…sigh.
Amen to that. My to-do list is getting longer not shorter. I tend to read in bed for an hour or so every night. It’s the only time I have.
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