Monday Mash-Up #005

Almost didn’t get this posted today due to this:


Nearly two feet of snow in my little corner of the Pacific Northwest!  It had the internet satellite covered and I really didn’t want to climb up on the roof to clear it out!

My outdoor cat, Mister Sissy, always seems to enjoy the snow, more than my dogs do!


I also think Mister Sissy had more fun in the snow today than I did reading a few of my book choices this past week!

What I finished this past week:

In the Mouth of the Dragon by Myriam Millan— 2 out of 5 stars.  This sounded promising and started out pretty good, but by page 150 I was beginning to get bored, by page 250 I was getting annoyed, and by page 350 I was wondering how the hell this could go on for yet another 100+ pages!  Not recommended.

Bitter Bronx by Jerome Charyn—  2 out of 5 stars.  A collection of short stories based in the Bronx, New York City.  The last couple of stories were pretty good but the rest just didn’t work for me (lack of substance being the main reason).

Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas—  3 out of 5 stars.  I went into this one thinking is was about Japanese internment camps during WWII, but this is more about the various characters in a small town that just happens to have one of these camps.  Not bad but pretty slow going.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller—  3 1/2 out of 5 stars.  I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would, even needed a tissue or two towards the end.  Miller has a gift for prose but at times it just seemed overdone, leading to me putting it aside for a day or two.

Among the Lost by Emiliano Monge—   4 out of 5 stars!  A full review is coming soon for my latest giveaway win.

And since the snow is starting up again, I will say goodbye for now before the internet goes out.  Have a great week and Happy Reading!

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