I woke up this morning to a wall of fog outside my windows. Thirty minutes before my alarm went off, I was awakened by my cat, plucking at the sheet covering me. I pet him and rolled over, hoping he would leave me alone. No such luck. He kept me company while I got ready for the day, mewing all the while. I gave him extra pets, cuddled him and gave him his breakfast (which he promptly ignored). My husband and Mouse were sleeping soundly as I left for work. A typical morning in my life.
Joseph Finder's Paranoia has been keeping me company on my drive to work in the mornings. It isn't quite as thrilling as I expected, but, even so, I am enjoying the book and anxious to see how it ends. I do wish Adam, the protagonist, would listen more to his father. As angry and bitter as the old man may seem, he really does know what he's talking about. Adam is in far over his head, trying to play the business espionage game.
I finished Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline and am in the process of writing my review. You can expect that to go up Thursday. I am focusing my efforts on finishing Highlander Unchained by Monica McCarty now. I have not decided if I want to start another book until I do. It really is more a case of my not knowing what to read next. I have a Kindle and Nook full of books, not to mention all the print books on my shelves, to choose from. Trying to figure out what kind of reading mood I am in should not be this hard. Do I want something heavy and serious? Something with magic? Or perhaps a mystery? Maybe I want something light and funny. Decisions, decisions.
What are you reading right now? Is it something you would recommend?
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.
Highlander Unchained is the final book in the MacLeod trilogy by Monica McCarty (each book in the series is a stand alone). I feel like I have been reading it forever. But then, it isn't like I was not reading other books at the same time. These books are a bit outside my comfort zone in terms of what I generally like to read, but they have kept me entertained. In this particular book, a young woman, Flora MacLeod, is kidnapped by a Highlander desperate to save his castle and people. Getting Flora to marry him by her own choice is imperative. Only, she's as stubborn as can be and not exactly inclined to agree to marry the man who would take her prisoner--or so she thinks. So far there's been adventure, a curse, and a few close calls . . .
On a cold winter's day nearly a hundred years gone past, a curse was born . . .
Lady Elizabeth Campbell Maclean wouldn't beg. Not for his love, and not for her life. But she was scared. More scared than she'd ever been in her preciously short life. Six and twenty was far too young to die.
Would you continue reading?
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