Reading Roundup – 14th March 2014

Posted: March 14, 2014 in Reading Roundup
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This is going to be a short roundup as I’m still working my way through the behemoth that is Words of Radiance.  I won’t say too much more as I will be doing a full review shortly.  One thing I will say is, I’m REALLY noticing the lack of Whispersync for Voice on this book.  I have been experiencing it as a mixture of ebook and Audible audiobook and it is a real pain in the posterior to have to find my place each time I switch devices.  I know that’s very much a first world problem, but once you’ve grown used to the convenience of Whispersync for Voice, it’s hard to do without.

Added to my library this week

This week saw the release of Night Broken, the eighth book in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series.  While I love Briggs’ world and characters, personally I felt Mercy’s story had come to a natural end two or three books ago, but I will read it anyway.  It’s certainly getting good reviews on GoodReads.  I picked it up in both Kindle and Audible formats.

I only discovered very recently that Robin Hobb is releasing a new book in her Farseer universe. It’s called Fool’s Assassin.  I adored the Farseer and Fool trilogies, but I don’t have a clue where my hard copies are.  So this week I added the missing ones to my Kindle collection.

The final book I picked up was The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfarer by Mg Buehrlen.  The synopsis is: For as long as 17-year-old Alex Wayfare can remember, she has had visions of the past. Visions that make her feel like she’s really on a ship bound for America, living in Jamestown during the Starving Time, or riding the original Ferris wheel at the World’s Fair.

But these brushes with history pull her from her daily life without warning, sometimes leaving her with strange lasting effects and wounds she can’t explain. Trying to excuse away the aftereffects has booked her more time in the principal’s office than in any of her classes and a permanent place at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Alex is desperate to find out what her visions mean and get rid of them.

This sounded intriguing and it was only $5 on Kindle.  For me that is a sweet price point.  $5 and under I’m willing to give it a go if the premise is intriguing.  More that that and I need to either be very, very intrigued by the premise, already know and like the author or see a strong recommendation by a reviewer whose opinion I trust.  What’s your sweet spot?  Let me know in the comments.

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