Review Requests

I am asked to review books from time to time. I usually enjoy this. Sometimes, though, the author has a deadline. I really and truly understand this. If I am unsure about being able to hit the deadline, I let the author know before I accept the task. After that, it’s the author or publishing company’s call if they want me to do the review or not.

Recently, I was asked to read a 5 book series with a due date in 3 weeks. I don’t start school again until the day before the due date, so I accepted. 3 weeks is pushing it a little, but I’ll give it a shot.

A week has gone by already, and I haven’t received the material. How do they expect me to get it read and written if they don’t send it? This isn’t the first time this has happened. It’s just the first time with this particular author. It’s hard to meet deadlines if no one else is meeting them.

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

Libriomancer

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this book up for bookclub. It’s not my usual type of book, but I figured I’d give it a try. I really enjoyed it. The members of my bookclub who had read it assured me that it would be really funny. While I did find a lot of humor in it, I would not call it a funny book. 

I did enjoy Smudge, the pet spider. He didn’t have a speaking part, but he added a lot of levity to the book. 

I look forward to reading the other books in this series, eventually. I would definitely recommend the book. 

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Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells

Rogue Protocol

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This third book in the series is just as good as the others I have read so far. I love the stories, but this one started out very slow, too. I had to finish it quickly to find out what happened to the characters. I’m looking forward to the next two that are already published and the 6th that comes out in April of 2021. 

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I heard great things about this book, so I was interested in reading it. I am never sure if I’m going to like the same things about a book that everyone else does, so I take these things with a grain of salt. I loved it almost from the start. 

The story was very thought-provoking even though it was definitely fiction. I did figure out the the ending about 3/4 of the way through, but, as always, the adventure is in the journey, even if we do know the ending. 

The book kept my attention all the way through. It is one that I will continue to think about for years to come. I definitely recommend this book. 

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