Today I felt something I haven’t felt in a long time.
Ready for it?
I felt the urge to write.
This post, this one titled Playing Catch Up, has been sitting in my drafts for a long time now. I started it, and then I just lost interest again. Times were rough, and my energy was taken in other ways, but today I realized I want to write. Even more, I want to READ. I haven’t read a book in over a month. For ‘non’ readers that probably means nothing, but it means everything to me. I’ve dreamt about reading, similarly to how I sometimes dream about lost friends.
It’s getting pathetic.
I’m not whipping out the “I’M BACK” post, because quite frankly I don’t know yet what this means for the near future.
I don’t know if this sudden urge means a long term change on the horizon or if it’s just a swell that will also ebb. I’m just not sure.
I’m just happy for the right now. SO…
Right now, Birdie Bookworm brings you the 3 books I managed to read between my last review and this one, in quick 30 second readable reviews.
Seriously, I miss you guys…
The Woman in Cabin 10
Scout Press | June 30, 2016
The Woman in Cabin 10 was my first foray into reading a Ruth Ware book. When you look at her books in the store they’re filled with accolades, so I was really excited, feeling like I was going to be seriously creeped out.
Wah wah waaaaaah… I wasn’t.
Actually, I was kind of bored. It took me a really long time to read. There wasn’t a lot of drive to keep pushing me. I wasn’t wrapped up in the scare or thrills. The ending was a surprise, but even that felt a little lackluster. Maybe I need a little more romance in my thrillers, but something about The Woman in Cabin 10 just didn’t work for me.
That doesn’t mean I’m giving up. I’ve heard good things about her other books, so there will be a take two!
No Other Duke But You
Playful Brides #11
St. Martin’s Press | April 30, 2019
I’m about to get real… the only reason I chose to read No Other Duke but You was simply to check it off my Netgalley list. It sounded cute, and if I wrote the review it would help my ratio. Then I didn’t end up reviewing it.
It’s all good anyway because I’m writing it now, and I can happily say this book was seriously cute. It had an adorable lighthearted romance, with a cute as hell heroine and a swoonworthy hero. It was a little silly, and at the time silly was perfection.
AND! This book had a PARROT!
It was like two loves coming together in one enjoyable read. Seriously, I have no complaints. No Other Duke but You was fun!
Mainly by Moonlight
Bedknobs and Broomsticks #1
M/M Urban Fantasy
JustJoshin Publishing | August 1, 2019
Josh Lanyon… one of the first Birdie Bookworm posts I ever wrote was an ode to this author. I’m a F-A-N! I’m just not sure I’m a fan of her paranormal books. I’m not saying they are bad… they’re just not what I’m looking for when I pick up a book by Ms. Lanyon.
I want a contemporary mystery.
I want comedy.
I want passion…
Mainly by Moonlight did have a couple, but I wasn’t sure I felt the chemistry. Maybe that was the plan. Maybe it was supposed to feel unsure, in which case great job! I just missed it. I missed their need for each other. It made me miss Kit and JX…
Still, I will read the rest of the series. They are still by Josh Lanyon.