Home Feed
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
The Sinking Admiral | The Detection Club
post image

This weeks #bookreport:
The Sinking Admiral - disappointing ⭐️⭐️
Dead Man‘s Chest - a competent Phryne Fisher novel, but not the best for me ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Narrow Road to the Deep North - bad doomed-romance novel saved by a good war novel⭐️⭐️⭐️
Little Fires Everywhere - started this a month ago and decided I needed to finish it. Not a fan ⭐️
Unnatural Habits - my favourite Phryne so far. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Negative Gravity - half-way through. Making notes

Cinfhen Wow!! You finished lots of books👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼Too bad most were #MoreMehThanYeah 1mo
Centique I‘ll have to put Negative Gravity on the TBR for my dad! 1mo
31 likes2 comments
post image

Great message but not for me. Written as a plea to society at large, the author highlights just how much of a difference you can make with a small garden, especially to birds & insects & offers proof of how possible it is to effect change but she‘s so angsty & depressing that the message is all but lost. It‘s also an odd straddle of genres, part gardening & part very self facing memoir of her mothers stroke. #borrownotbuy as @Cinfhen would say 😂

Cinfhen You seem to be reading lots of those #MoreMehThanYeah titles lately 😬 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen seriously!! The anthologies I kinda expected (general rule - I usually only buy them when I really like an author. The Theodora Goss was worth the purchase price of the first but the second...🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️) but surely I deserve a break with these others?!?!?!? 😂😂😂🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😂😂😂 1mo
Cinfhen I wish books weren‘t so damn expensive!!!!! 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen half of me is totally with you and the other half is wondering how quickly I‘d crash my apartment into the downstairs neighbours if books were cheaper here.... 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 1mo
Cinfhen Hehehe!! 1mo
31 likes2 stack adds5 comments
post image

I have 1 more to go for my #Summer #Booked2019 & 8 more to finish. I have books chosen for everything except the #SocialMediaFocus prompt, could I get some suggestions? My books for Summer were
13. A Big Ship At The End Of The Universe
14. *Among The Ruins* (not finished yet)
15. The Haunting Of Hill House
16. Lady Mechanika Vol2
17. If We Were Villians
18. The Westing Game

AsYouWish For social media ideas: A Simple Favor, Girl Online, and Finding Fraser are all amazing! 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have 8 left to read too! 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa For Social Media focus I was thinking about reading 3mo
See All 11 Comments
Cinfhen Yay Liz!!! Despite your health and vision acting up you still read soooo many books!!!! If you click #socialmediafocus it should take you to past books read. I read a free book from Kindle titled #MeToo but it was #MoreMehThanYeah 3mo
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏😀 3mo
Lizpixie @AsYouWish thank you! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa great minds & all that. I have 8 left on your #NonFiction2019 too! I find this is the hardest part of the year for challenges, the only ones left are usually ones you‘re not looking forward to or have no idea how to fill🤔Thanks for the tip for #social media focus 3mo
Lizpixie @Cinfhen thanks my #sisterfromanothermister✌️being chronically ill is mostly a bonus for reading time, unless of course you‘re having a flare & are too sick to even do that.Thankfully the new glasses have helped so much with the vision, as long as I remember to put my eye drops in, it‘s fine(though I have a hatred of anything wet in my 👀)The incredible support from you guys has meant so much to me as well, thank you from the bottom of my heart♥️ 3mo
Lizpixie @JazzFeathers 😘♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa For 12 though, I highly recommend this one, there is a drink on the cover, but it‘s a quick picture book about an introvert and reader. So quick, fun read. 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And for book about addiction, I read another graphic memoir, if you have any interest 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hope it helps, enjoy whatever you decide to read. 3mo
40 likes11 comments
The Wall | John Lanchester
post image

A bit #MoreMehThanYeah. While I did like the setting and premise of the book, it was just a bit too boring to really wow me. The characters felt flat, and some parts moved way too quickly, while others were way too slow.

I‘m counting this as my #SoldiersStory for #Booked2019, since the MC is serving out his compulsory military service for most of the book.


TrishB I‘m probably going to wait for an offer on this one. Curious but can definitely wait! 4mo
Cathythoughts I was going to let it go ... but #SoldiersStory is a book I need to tick 🤔 (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ve seen lots of mixed reviews 4mo
See All 7 Comments
Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts it is relatively short, if that helps 🤷‍♀️ @TrishB @Cinfhen definitely a #borrownotbuy or a cheap kindle deal. It wasn‘t bad, but it wasn‘t great either 4mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I really recommend this one for soldiers story 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks ! I just took a screenshot of your suggestion- I‘ve never read John Boyne.. so maybe it‘s time to give him a go 👍🏻 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Katja 👍🏻 4mo
80 likes1 stack add7 comments
Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
post image

While I was busy reading, hubby was relaxing with a boozy milkshake 😁I thought this book had tremendous promise but unfortunately the plot and big reveal was pretty standard & lackluster. Baker definitely gets the complicated nature of female friendships in & out of the corporate world & that was this book‘s saving grace #BorrowNotBuy #MoreMehThanYeah

BookBabe That milkshake looks amazing! 😍😋 5mo
marleed I know there was already a lot of characters in this story. But I really wish one would have been an active female lawyer in the 65-70 yr age range. I think that perspective would have added to the story. 5mo
Cinfhen It was a French vanilla bean amoretto milkshake 🥛 @BookBabe I think Sloane‘s mentor Elizabeth was meant to be that “older” seasoned female attorney @marleed but that character was never really developed. I agree, a missed opportunity (edited) 5mo
BarbaraBB You were busy reading, that sounds relaxed! Enjoy ❤️ 4mo
Reviewsbylola I need that milkshake!! 4mo
109 likes5 comments
post image

This was a fun, fast paced summer thriller. It kept my interest, although I wouldn‘t rank it as high as Swanson‘s first two books. There‘s not much mystery—the reader pretty much finds out the major plot points immediately, but the psychological impact is more intricate and there was one twist that I didn‘t see coming at all!

emilyhaldi Woohoo, lazy day = reading time 😉 5mo
Cinfhen I‘m totally over this author / too many of his books have been #MoreMehThanYeah 3mo
99 likes4 stack adds2 comments
post image

#NetGalley #MoreMehThanYeah This book suffered from an over eager debut author trying to hard to be crafty. Instead of creating memorable characters she wrote caricatures. And the plot was super convoluted and where the author again thought she was being sneaky, the plot holes and big reveals were shown VERY early on!!! It‘s not a total Pan but only 2 stars for me. #BirthdayBouquet From my mom & dad 🥰🥰🥰

Cinfhen @BarbaraBB skip it!!!! 6mo
Susanita Love the flowers! Happy birthday! 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Susanita birthday is on Saturday but glad to have a few extra days with the flowers 6mo
See All 15 Comments
kspenmoll Such a beautiful bouquet! And an early Happy Birthday! 6mo
Lmstraubie Happy birthday month! 😏 Celebrate away! 🥳🎂🎈🎉📚📚📚 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Lisa 😘😘😘Hope your son is ok @Lmstraubie poor guy 😥Thank you @kspenmoll 💜 6mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful flowers 🌸 special ofcorse ♥️ 6mo
BarbaraBB Just did. Thank you 😉 6mo
GlassAsDiamonds Happy early birthday!!! 😊😊😊😊😊 6mo
Centique The flowers are gorgeous! 😍 6mo
Cinfhen Thank you friends!!! Very special indeed ❤️mom & dad 💋 @Cathythoughts @GlassAsDiamonds @Centique now hubby thinks he‘s off the hook for flowers😜 6mo
Kalalalatja Those flowers are 👌 6mo
Lmstraubie @Cinfhen He's playing Fortnite - I think he's going to be okay lol Thx for the kind thoughts 😘 6mo
Cinfhen Fortnite @Lmstraubie then he‘s fine! 😉🙏🏻Have a good weekend 6mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen ooohhhh.... time to disabuse him of that notion (or parlay it into book vouchers...🤔🤔🤔 😉😉😉😉) 6mo
91 likes15 comments
The River at Night | Erica Ferencik
post image


(Day 6 - #LetsGetLost)

*Talk about wandering far afield...the type of “lost” these ladies experience is most definitely not the kind of lost that the song intends. However, this kind of “lost might be very interesting to read. I haven‘t read this, but I‘m considering it...have any of you read it?
(Pix from Google images)

mdm139 I read it and liked it 6mo
gradcat @mdm139 Thank you for advising me—I‘m pretty sure I‘m going to give it a go—as soon as I finish some of my TBR mountain! 😂 6mo
Cinfhen I read this one, it was ok. It held my interest and was enough of a page turner but it wasn‘t the best thriller out there and the writing wasn‘t too spectacular. #MoreMehThanYeah 6mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Thanks—I value your opinion, because I think we have similar interests. ♥️ 6mo
47 likes4 comments
Untitled | Unknown
post image

#newtoyou #MayMadness

This Netflix series. The episodes are short, sometimes under 10 minutes. It's like watching a Graphic Novel. The first was good the second was funny. The rest, so far, is #moremehthanyeah

@Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid I just started this series also! I haven't gotten to the second one yet. Maybe later tonight. I'm excited to finish it. And I agree it is like reading a graphic novel. 7mo
julesG Just binged on the first 6 and still think the first two were the strongest, so far. @TheReadingMermaid 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Interesting... I thought the first one was great but then again I was watching it not really knowing what I was getting myself into. I still kind of feel that way going into the second. 🤷🏻‍♀️ LOL 7mo
See All 12 Comments
Clwojick I watched this a while back and kind of couldn‘t make up my mind as to whether or not I liked it. Like you said, some were good, some were meh. 7mo
julesG @TheReadingMermaid They are all different. The first one was WTF??? for the first minute and then I realized what this was and enjoyed it very much. The second is super funny. 3,4,5 didn't really stand out very much to me. 6 is very short and I chuckled. But, since I binged it feels a bit like a downhill slope from the strong first episode and the funny second. Looking forward to what you think about it. 7mo
julesG @Clwojick Bit like picking a GN from a library without knowing what it is about. Can be brill, can be meh. On the plus side, short episodes, so I just let it roll. 7mo
TheReadingMermaid I will definitely let you know. I might watch the rest of these tonight with my husband 7mo
julesG @TheReadingMermaid It's 22.20 here already, so I'll binge the rest tomorrow. 😉 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Good night sleep tight my friend 🤗 7mo
julesG @TheReadingMermaid Thanks. Must play my favourite game first: how many chapters can I read until my kindle headbutts me. 😁😁😁 7mo
mreads I liked # 2, yogurt ❤, fox, and the woman astronaut best I think its been almost a month since I watched it. 7mo
julesG @mreads Two had me in stitches right from the beginning. 😁😁 7mo
64 likes12 comments
The Binding | Bridget Collins

I am utterly disappointed. I had such high hopes for this book. The premise sounded amazing, the concept interesting and that cover is so beautiful 😍. I imagined a romp through a story of intrigue, mystery and a little bit of magic. Instead what I got was a romance. And not even a particularly unique or well written romance. Bleh. Biggest disappointment of the year so far ☹️

Cinfhen Appreciate your honest review ~ this was definitely #MoreMehThanYeah but I just felt I was the wrong reader.... (edited) 8mo
Tashreads @Cinfhen yes, I think you hit the nail on the head. I am the wrong reader too, but it should be marketed as a romance, my expectations would have been very different had I known. 8mo
JennyM @Tashreads I agree. It ended up a so-so for me, but it felt a bit of a slog and I skimmed a lot of the last third. 8mo
Ms.Story I too felt it was "mismarketed". I DNF this one. 8mo
56 likes4 comments