Saturday, January 12, 2019

52 In 52: Book 2 Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

**A Touch Spoiler-y.**

Not sure how I feel about this one. On the one hand, I thought the pacing of the book was good. I liked how the beginning was a little slow and meandering. It lent itself well to the life on the island, and how the sergeant spent his days there. I enjoyed the steady build-up after the first "incident".

On the other hand, that ending. I feel so grumpy about it. It makes me want to give the book one star, like leaving a bad server a penny for a tip. I really want to let it be known how really unsatisfied with the service I am. I never do that, but I've felt like it a few times. Hence the four stars, which is probably more like 3.5, and that's only because of the fun comic book references. Well, and also Lester's love for the boy.

I still love Nick Harkaway, and can't wait to dive into another rip roaring good time. But please don't make me want to leave you a penny tip again.

Original review on Goodreads

Until next time,

Happy reading!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

52 Books in 52 Weeks Plus Book 1 Fluency Made Achievable

I'm participating!

It's been awhile since I joined in a reading challenge.  I'm excited to join in this year, and look forward to the camaraderie of others who love words.

In preparation for joining the 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge this year, I asked Santa to bring me a long list of books.  He came through with many, and I can't wait to dive in.

I did get a bit of a head start by listening to the audiobook Fluency Made Achievable by Kerstin Hammes.  I have been enjoying Kerstin's podcast, The Fluent Show, and decided to give her book a go.  I really enjoyed it, and it gave me lots to think about as well as many tips and strategies to use in my learning journey.  I definitely recommend it if you are learning a language, and feel like you can't quite get a plan together.  (Um... ME)

As for the rest of the year, I have started a shelf on Goodreads to help me stay organized.  As I come across books I might like to read this year, I just pop them on the "shelf" so as not to forget them.  Seeing as how I already have 21 books on it, and it is only three days into January, my enthusiasm for the challenge may prove to be more than my capabilities to read through everything I want to.  Well, any that are left waiting on the shelf can always be held over for next year's challenge.  Right?

Until next time, happy reading!