Friday, July 12, 2019

Official TBR Review: The Fireman by Joe Hill

One of the things I've noticed with authors that I read consistently is that as they change and grow so does their narrative and writing style. So what initially thrilled me about Joe Hill is not what will be present in every novel he writes. I was interested in the premise of this book: A virus is infesting people and it involves scaly marks on the skin and at it's zenith a person bursts into flames and dies. The main character of this story is a nurse named Harper who moves through the changing post apocalyptic landscape with a secret: She is infected and is desperately trying to stay alive until her baby is born. 
I just didn't really connect to this story, and I'm not really sure why. It could be reader fatigue or that the storyline seemed so familiar to other stories I read.
Either way I struggled a lot with it, but am still a fan of Joe. :)

Monday, July 8, 2019

24 In 48 Readathon: July 20-21

I really enjoy this readathon bt it's going to be a bit more challenging for me this year because I will be on vacation so it will be mostly audio books for me! 
Check out the site here to learn more about the event :24 In 48

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Official TBR Review: We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Fascinating exploration of the Obama years and the aftermath from a talented observer and writer. I really enjoyed the research detail and objective opinions Coates gives. The hardest part about this book was reliving the negativity of Obama's early career, and seeing the foundations that grew into much of the intolerance and lack of communication we have now. 
Coates doesn't sugar coat the information and he manages to share the information with an observational eye. 

A riveting , difficult read.