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The Robots of Dawn - Isaac Asimov

I like Mr. Asimov a lot, but he could have cut this book almost in half if he hadn't droned on and on and on and on about the sexual habits of the three planets.  

 

Jeez. We get it.

 

On Solaria even being in the same room with another person is vomit inducing distasteful so sex is for procreation only, therefor a chore to get through as fast as possible.

Why they don't just go with artificial insemination every time I don't know.

 

On Aurora sex is so casual there is no longer any emotions attached to it.

Calling someone jealous for sexual reasons is one of the highest forms of insult you can give.

 

Earth is mostly monogamous.

 

It felt like it took half the book to tell us that.

 

And his sex scene would have been better if he had consulted a romance writer.  

Or just did a fade to black.  :  )

What happened to the cows!

The Keeper - Bill Stenlake

 

Very confusing, needs extensive editing.

Half the time I had no idea what was going on or what people were talking about.

 

 

I only finished because I wanted to know what happened to the cows.

The author made a big deal of them when the farm was first mentioned (at least it seemed so to me).

 

Apparently they just go poof.  :  (

I'm at about 50% and so far it has been nothing but court gossip.

Two Years in the Forbidden City - The Princess Der Ling

 

Clothes, jewelry, jealousy among the ladies in waiting (or whatever the term is for the Chinese court), shoes, food, hair, following the Empress around because she wants a pinic over here, more butt kissing than you can shake a stick at. 

 

Surprise over the eunuchs not being happy in their stations as lower than slaves.

I'm sorry, if someone cut your dick off I don't think you would be particularly pleased to serve them either.

 

 

Ugh.

 

I'll never think of fairies the same way again.

Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text - Neil Gaiman

The three travelers? companions? are at the Floating Market.

 

"Rubbish!" screamed a fat, elderly woman, in Richard's ear, as he passed her malodorous stall.

"Junk!" she continued. "Garbage! Trash! Offal! Debris! Come and get it! Nothing whole or undamaged! Crap, tripe, and useless piles of shit. You know you want it. "

 

I laughed so hard.

Hubby thinks I'm losing it.

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Let's see if Booklikes likes Opera better than Firefox.

Shadows of Self (Mistborn) - Brandon Sanderson

 

I love Wayne.

It's difficult to tell how smart he is sometimes though.

Arrgghh!

The World at the End of Time - Frederik Pohl

 

Stories with no definitive ending can be so annoying!

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 142 out of 400 pages.

The World at the End of Time - Frederik Pohl

 

My DWS Nov birthday read.

 

The way things are going, I don't think there is going to be a happy ending.

For anyone.

It's about damn time!

 

 

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 52%.

The Uninvited - William W. Johnstone

 

Bugs!

I'll stick with the mice, thanks.

 

If anyone needs a last minute Creepy Crawlie, this is it.

And only .99 on Kindle.

Blackout!

I didn't think I would make it.

I was hoping for one, maybe two bingos when this started.

 

 

Read by Candlelight or Flashlight - Blood Genesis By Tessa Dawn

Black Cat - Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Ghost Stories and Haunted Houses - Still Born by The Behrg

Young Adult Horror - Night of the Squirrels by Rachel Smith

Gothic - The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

Set in New England - Revival by Stephen King

Full Moon - Harvest Moon by James A. Moore

Set on Halloween -  The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

Vampires vs Werewolves - The Matriarch by Kevin Ranson

Witches - Nightwitch by Ken Douglas

It was a dark and stormy night -  Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Creepy Crawlies - Earthworm Gods (aka Conqueror Worms) by Brian Keene

Supernatural - Daemon of the Dark Wood by Randy Chandler

Mystery - Night Strangers  by Chris Bohjalian

“Fall” into a good Book - Halloween Magic and Mayhem by Stella Wilkinson

Scary Women (Authors) - The Sadists Bible by Nicole Cushing

Grave or Graveyard - The Body Snatchers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Pumpkin - Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

Magical Realism - Libriomancer: (Magic Ex Libris Book 1) by Jim C. Hines

Locked room Mystery - The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

Classic Horror - The Man who Found Out by Algernon Blackwood

Genre: Horror - The Hunger by Dandridge Doug

Free Square - Ghosts of Tsavo by Vered Ehsani

Reads with (Booklikes) Friends - The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

Diverse Authors Can be Spooky Fun - The Devil in Silver by Victor Lavalle

One flew Over the Cuckoos Nest with a bite.

The Devil in Silver - Victor LaValle

 

First Van Gogh, next we get the life story of a rat.

I don't know, at least it wasn't as out of place.

 

Pretty satisfying ending, even though the shanghaied guy is not yet released, so we don't really know the end of his story.

 

Things have been investigated after the monster was vanquished (sorta), so things should improve a little for the patients.

 

There are no real bad guys in this, although Miss. Chris can be a right bitch when she wants to be.

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 76%.

The Devil in Silver - Victor LaValle

 

I was rollicking along nicely with this story about a guy who gets shanghaied

into a mental hospital because three cops were too lazy to do paperwork

Until we're brought to a screeching halt with Van Goghs life story.
What the hell was that for?

Bingo update

Only one to go!

I never thought I would even come close to a blackout.

 

 

 

 

Read by Candlelight or Flashlight - Blood Genesis By Tessa Dawn

Black Cat - Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Ghost Stories and Haunted Houses - Still Born by The Behrg

Young Adult Horror - Night of the Squirrels by Rachel Smith

Gothic - The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

Set in New England - Revival by Stephen King

Full Moon - Harvest Moon by James A. Moore

Set on Halloween -  The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

Vampires vs Werewolves - The Matriarch by Kevin Ranson

Witches - Nightwitch by Ken Douglas

It was a dark and stormy night -  Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Creepy Crawlies - Earthworm Gods (aka Conqueror Worms) by Brian Keene

Supernatural - Daemon of the Dark Wood by Randy Chandler

Mystery - Night Strangers  by Chris Bohjalian

“Fall” into a good Book - Halloween Magic and Mayhem by Stella Wilkinson

Scary Women (Authors) - The Sadists Bible by Nicole Cushing

Grave or Graveyard - The Body Snatchers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Pumpkin - Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

Magical Realism - Libriomancer: (Magic Ex Libris Book 1) by Jim C. Hines

Locked room Mystery - The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

Classic Horror - The Man who Found Out by Algernon Blackwood

Genre: Horror - The Hunger by Dandridge Doug

Free Square - Ghosts of Tsavo by Vered Ehsani

Reads with (Booklikes) Friends - The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

Another bingo!

The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey

 

My favorite line:

"Yes, my dear child, monsters are real.  I happen to have one hanging in my basement."

 

For some reason I just think it's funny as hell.

 

Kearns was more dangerous than any monster.

Scary guy.

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 22%.

The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey

 

Not sure why this is listed as YA.  Yikes!

 

I was was expecting something a little lighter, along the lines of the Libriomancer.

 

My expectations were abruptly and quickly demolished.

 

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