Thursday, May 3, 2018

April's Books

I haven't been in the mood for heavy reading in the last while so this sampling of titles are all lighter reads.

Three of April's selection were read on my kindle unlimited account. Amanda M. Lee is an author who writes a variety of series and I keep an eye out for certain ones - Mystic Caravan, Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Charlie Rhodes, and Avery Shaw. Her characters all have a slight sarcastic nature to them which I find I can relate to. All My Witches and Merry Witchmas are both from the Wicked Witches of the Midwest and the stories revolve around three cousins and their extended family. These are both books later in the series and I would have to say I read them out of familarity,  the plots are predictable but they still make me smile at times. Freaky Place is from the Mystic Caravan series which revolves around a traveling circus which fights supernatural evil. She is an author who I will continue to read and one of the reasons my kindle unlimited account is useful.

DIY Rules for a WTF World is a book written by Krista Suh the creator of the Pussyhat Project. She has broken the book down to a variety of short chapters focusing on what she believes can help women/feminists feel enpowered and achieve greatness through their creativity. It was interesting to discover how quickly she managed to create, promote and execute the Pussyhat Project. A book I plan on passing on to encourage inspiration.

Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride a local author was a fun read and I have already bought the second book in the series. I am looking forward to see how Sam(short for Samhain) and his friends will cope with life and his new found skills of being a Necromancer. Another added feature of the book was the local setting and how Lish played with the quirks of Seattle to develop her story.

The Antipope by Robert Rankin first in the Brentford Triology series was actually a reread. This series consists of 9 novels and has characters and setting in common but little continuity. At times I think Robert Rankin plays with the continuity on purpose. They are all set in Brentford and combine, occult, aliens, fantasy and comedy. I decided to reread this one as it has probably been at least 20 years since I read it. Many of his books were difficult to find in North America until he reissued them himself on Kindle in 2012. He is an author who makes my list for favourite books, though I would recommend one of his later titles to most people.

The month of April also involved me reading numerous graphic novels which I am going to do in a separate post. 

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