Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Blood & Iron, by Harry Turtledove

  • Title:  Blood & Iron
  • Author:  Harry Turtledove
  • Borrowed from Montgomery County, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 7/19/2020
  • Finished: 7/29/2020
This book had a few enjoyable payoffs after several books in the series had clearly been leading up to a few major plot points.  Probably the most satisfying was Sylvia Enos killing the man who murdered her husband (torpedoed his boat after the war was over).  You knew it was coming but it will still immensely satisfying.

With much embarrassment I had to admit I confused two of the canadian characters (one in Manitoba, the other Quebec) and was confused as to which had unsuccessfully thrown a bomb at Custer.  No matter what, and no matter how much of the plot is telegraphed in these novels, they're very enjoyable.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Godfather's Revenge, by Mark Winegardner

Title: The Godfather's Revenge
Author: Mark Winegardner
Borrowed from Little Free Library in paperback
Started: 7/19/2020
Finished: 7/26/2020

So so as a beach/easy read, but not as good as other Godfather novels. 

Friday, July 17, 2020

Breakthroughs, by Harry Turtledove

Title: Breakthroughs
Author: Harry Turtledove
Borrowed from Montgomery County, MD Public Library Audiobook
Started: 7/2/2020
Finished: 7/17/2020

So I was all set to continue this series via Worcester County, MD Public Library but apparently on July 1st they changed the audiobook holdings and dropped the rest of Turtledove's series.  So I had to hunt around for a neighboring library system with reciprocal privileges with DC that also carried the series.  Montgomery County was the winner and I've been able to continue on with my entertainment.  

This was better than the middle book, very entertaining. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Afterlife, by Julia Alvarez

  • Title: Afterlife
  • Author: Julia Alvarez
  • Borrowed from Worcester County Public Library ebook
  • Started: 7/7/2020
  • Finished: 7/14/2020
Book club book, really liked this one.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Rumpole on Trial, by John Mortimer

Title: Rumpole on Trial
Author: John Mortimer
Purchased used on Amazon hardback
Started: 6/29/2020
Finished: 7/2/2020

Enjoyable but I'm pretty sure one or more of these were in other volumes I read. Not a complaint, still fun. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Walk in Hell, by Harry Turtledove

  • Title:  Walk in Hell
  • Author:  Harry Turtledove
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 6/24/2020
  • Finished: 7/1/2020
Book two in the Great War trilogy, but book 3 in the overall Southern Victory series.  Enjoyable.