Monday, July 28, 2014

Musing Monday's, July 28, 2014

TC is in the sun musing about the chipmunk she sees out the window.
Hopefully that is all she does.  So far this month she has presented me
 with two chipmunks - one alive and one dead but both in my bedroom.
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week.Musing Mondays is sponsored by Should Be Reading.
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

Today’s musing is about the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness.  I loved A Discovery of Witches, book # one.  I listed to it as an audio book and then picked it up at the library in hard cover and re-read.  I liked Shadow of Night, book #2.  I didn’t think it was as good but I felt it was much better than many middle books in trilogies.  I was really looking forward to The Book of Life, book #3.

I loved book one, liked book two and have very mixed feeling about book three.  I was glad to see how the trilogy ended but I found that I was not caught up in the story this time.  For the first third of The Book of Life I had to force myself to keep reading.  Then the story caught me but it did not last.  Again I had to make myself read before the story again caught me. There was more time where the story did not catch me than time it did.  I was glad to see how the series ended but know it is a book I will not re-read. 

I received a copy of The Book of Life from Netgally so I did not have to pay to be disappointed.

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