Back then, blogging was my first step into the public. Then a few years ago I had to get used to speaking in public in front of parents for PTA. Podcasting is like a whole ‘nother realm! I was really nervous to put myself on video. However, your sweet support blows away the apprehensive clouds and fills me up with a rainbow. *bows* Kamsa hamnida. And thank you for the helpful feedback, like how 30 minutes is a good length for a podcast. Mahalo nui loa for taking time out of your busy schedule to watch my podcasts!
Now onto business…linking up with Kathryn of Book Date…
Personal wants. Deception. Missed opportunities. Lust. And then some.
This pretty much describes Beatrice Small’s Deceived. I read this book because I was waiting for an eBook on hold to be available to me. This book was passed along to me some time ago and having read a few of Small’s works in the past, I thought it would do in the meantime.
Unfortunately, Deceived didn’t do it for me. I was chomping at the bit for the first couple of chapters. It did pick up some but after a while, the storyline got a bit ridiculous in how the main problem was remedied. I totally expected something like that to happen. How convenient *rolls eyes*. And just when you thought the book would be finally over, there was this addendum, mini plot. For real? Two stars.
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase is the Kindle book I had been waiting to read. Many book bloggers gave it high praise which convinced me to read it next. I can’t say too much about it because these bits would spoil the plot for you. But think – sh*t happens + family secrets.
I took the time Saturday evening to immerse myself into the written word which was a lovely change, finishing the last 60%. I had questions right from the start of the prologue, a big one being What happened? of course. The flipping back and forth from the 1900’s to present day made sense as their chapters were linked. Each plot was believable. The story’s past was like all kinds of possible weather – sun , clouds, or storms. My interest was piqued and made me want to read more. I also liked how the book came to a satisfying end and didn’t leave me hanging anywhere. Four stars.
Now the question is, what do I read next?
Before I sign off, are you aware of Dewey’s 24-Hour-Readathon is coming up again this month? Yep, April 23rd. I do hope you join in with me this time around. You can sign up here.
Hope you had an enjoyable reading week and have an intriguing stack waiting for you this week. Annyeong kaseyo.