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What are you currently reading?
I’ve been busy writing reviews for the last three days and I’m still not through all of them. I have nine more to go, so I haven’t been doing much reading.
I started reading Blue Steal at the end of last week and I started flying through it. I’m now reading only at bedtime, so I’m not reading as much each day as I was. I am in love with this sneaky storyline. The entire history surrounding the disappearance of the Petrovsky sapphires is fascinating. Thus far, there are three stories about what happened that night: what was told and recorded in the police report, what the only living witness says, and the twist of the truth. Now the truth is known and I am anxious to see how the rest plays out – and if the sapphires are found.
Selina Migliore is smart and streetwise—with an ill sister and an elderly grandmother relying on her, she has to be. When fate hands her a chance to change her life, she’s determined to seize it. All she has to do is retrieve a long-lost sapphire necklace before the Empire Hotel is blown to smithereens. Nothing’s going to get in her way…
…except Jack Tierney, PI, who’s also on the hunt for the stolen jewelry. Jack is amused by his clashes with the pushy brunette, but as he continues to bump into Selina at strange times and in odd places, he starts to question who she is and what she’s doing at the Empire.
The pressure cooker really heats up when a new player enters the scene and it becomes apparent that Jack’s not the only one keeping an eye on Selina…
What did you just finish reading?
It took me a while to get through Memories of May. At first it was dragging along, and the switching back and forth to visit Ms. May and her telling her story kept changing formats, so it was hard to tell if it was Ms. May speaking or if it is her granddaughter writing it out for her book. I loved that Olivia runs a bookstore – a family bookstore – that was started by Ms. May. There is a story behind why she opened a bookstore, and it is sweet. However, in a small community like Tarrin’s Bay, I found it difficult to believe she could support herself and her daughter on her small income from the bookstore, especially given how often she mentioned that her life revolved around not having any extra time because she had to work to support her family. Once Olivia started taking a writing class, the bookstore kind of disappeared entirely from the story.
What do you think you’ll read next?
These are next up on the NetGalley backlog. I’m slowly and steadily working my way through. I’m now at 7% and almost to 50 reviews! Once I get my backlog of reviews written, I’ll be at 50 and probably at 9-10%. Whoooo….
How about you? What are you reading this week?