This is one of those weeks where I spent the whole time focused on one book that I didn’t think I’d get anything else read, and then I finish four books (with an additional DNF). As usual there is a video already up for this and the link to the YouTube channel is available on the sidebar!
- The one DNF – we’ll get out of the way, is Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey. This was written beautifully, so the writing and structure on this was not the problem. It was all entirely due the focus on the youngster’s obsession with sex. That became the reason for the infatuation between the two. That’s all he can think about, and then she begins discover her desires too. It just is not my thing. I can’t understand that mentality, and so to me that made the kids seem a little shallow. But that’s just me, someone else may enjoy it a lot more.
- I also read two books I won’t talk about too much as I have a three part review coming up, the first is The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez. This was really good, dense, but good. The second was The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World’s Most Coveted Fish by Emily Voigt. This one was just fascinating, especially when looking at what people will do for a fish!
- The first of the books I do want to talk about is Drama by Raina Telgemeier. This was an absolutely adorable, middle grade graphic novel about a young girl who loves theater, set design in particular. It follows her meeting a set of twins, and becoming friends with them while dealing with her young romantic entanglements. This was very sweet, and something I think would be a good read for kids who need to read diversely without making it a huge deal. It’s something light and fun that just accepts everyone’s diverse natures. So a good one for a kids!
- The second book is Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone.This is the second in publication order of the Craft Sequence. I really, really enjoyed this. This moves to a different city and a different cast of characters. It follows a risk assessment officer has he works to settle and smooth the acquisition of a water production plant by his company. At the same time he’s dealing with an outlaw father who is the priest of dead gods who demand blood sacrifices, and an attraction to a mysterious woman somehow tied in with his professional job. It was so good. Like the first book, the
ending of this was a super powered showdown that somehow wasn’t over the top! So good, I really recommend this series. I may do a series review/recommendation post when I’m a little deeper in.
Thanks for reading guys! I will try and have my non-fiction thoughts post up later this week as well!