Reading Update: Reviews, Reading Plans and the Like…

Happy Friday!

It has been a busy week again. I did get some reading done but didn’t have a lot of time to post reviews and updates so I am condensing it all in one post…

First up, I finished The Circus Train:

This book was about two kids raised around a circus who come of age at the start of WWII. When WWII happens they are separated and this is about their time together and whether they find their way back to each other. This was well written and had some interesting historical details about the prevalence of polio and the popularity of circuses at the time. A lot of it was predictable but it was an engaging read. I gave it 3/5 stars.

Nothing was grabbing my attention, so I picked up a rom-com book.

Synopsis: Bee is a offered the lead on a neuroengineering project partnering with NASA. She could not be more excited. The catch is her co- lead is her nemesis from grad school. Throw in that someone seems to be tampering with their project and you have a pretty good recipe for an entertaining story.

What a pleasant surprise this book was! I enjoyed the banter and the science based setting. This is a welcome change and I want to read more of Ali Hazelwood’s books. This book made me laugh out loud in parts. This is not a closed door romance so you would have to skip some pages, so be forewarned. I gave it 4/5 stars.

Things are a bit stressful, but that’s life. I find it hard to concentrate on anything heavy, so I am sticking with rom-coms for now.

Next up is:

This one is about a journalist who, after a breakup, is competing with an ex for a column about being single. Her boss even tells her she needs to stay single for a while. Would that ever happen? No, but I am here for the sheer ridiculousness of it all!

I am toying with the idea of reading some of the books cited in book blurbs. Do you ever read books cited in blurbs? I don’t. I usually could care less. But it might make for an interesting post to see if it is a reliable way to find your next read.

Stay tuned!


3 responses to “Reading Update: Reviews, Reading Plans and the Like…”

  1. Not sure what you mean by “books cited in blurbs”? Do you have a concrete example?


    1. I guess they are author blurbs like, “I think this book is great” – Such and Such Author, Title of book they wrote

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ahhhh, yes, thoooose! Now I know what you mean. Thanks.

        I never have. But by the time that started happening a lot, I was reading e-books so I rarely saw the cover anyway. And I always skipped right to the first chapter or prologue when starting a book 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: