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What I'm Reading Wednesday

BOOKS I'VE FINISHED

I finished both The Sleeping Night and You're Next. I definitely enjoyed the latter more. I never completely got over my issues with the mistakes I kept finding in the romance, and the thriller went to a place I didn't expect two-thirds of the way through, which was a nice surprise. I'm going to get another by Gregg Hurwitz to see if he's good enough to put on the autobuy list.

CURRENTLY READING

1. Still reading Her Last Chance by Toni Anderson. This one's taking me forever, which is so unlike my usual reading with this author.

2. Still reading Untraceable by Laura Griffin. It's about a female PI who hides women who are trying to get away from bad/dangerous situations and the cop she enlists aid from when one of her girls returns to town and then goes missing. I'm not sure what to think of this one. It reads like it's the fifth book in a series rather than the first, with a lot of extraneous characters and history that it acts like I should know. It's probably setting up for future books, but it's distracting.

3. The Demonists by Thomas E. Sniegoski: An exorcism gone wrong for a paranormal investigator and his medium wife. I'm only a couple chapters in, but I'm not sure if I can stick with it. I started it expecting dark fantasy, and so far it's reading like horror. Very graphic horror.

4. The Passage by Justin Cronin: I've been chomping to pull this one out of my TBR pile since I saw it had been made into a show. Now this one, I knew would be horror, and that it would be vampires which is my favorite horror trope (unsurprising, I know). I've only just started it, but I'm already sucked in. I'm really looking forward to diving deeper.

DID NOT FINISH

Only one on the list this week: The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker. Another book I've had for years that I was eager to get to because of hearing so much about the author recently. But this lost me early, specifically because this quote: "Today no respectable public figure in the United States, Britain, or Western Europe can casually insult women or sling invidious stereotypes of other races or ethnic groups." I know the book came out in 2003, but I was so slammed by the disconnect in this simple sentence, I knew I could never get back into it. Because not only has that happened, but it's become increasingly widespread.
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