February 3, 2012

#WWReadathon: Friday Wrap-Up

Friday is almost over and I'm turning in for the night, but first I will review my results for the day. I got off to a slow start. I kept getting distracted and eventually had to make a trip to Railey's for some dinner. Hopefully tomorrow will prove to be more productive.

Matched by Ally Condie
Read pages 84 - 125
 A bit slow in all honesty. The concept of Cassia's future world where everything is regulated so strictly, the Society can even predict the performance and decisions of each inhabitant. They even choose who you marry for optimal results in producing a healthy and successful next generation. I'd like to see where this goes, but without a bit more excitement, I may lose interest.

 The Winter Palace: by Eva Stachniak
Read pages 104 - 200
Enjoying this quite a bit. I love that it is from the viewpoint of a palace spy who has befriended Catherine the Great.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Read pages 250 - 267
A new take on vampires and witches that tends to get caught up in the minor details and create some, at times, annoying lovey dovey moments between its heroine and dark hero. Still it puts a scientific spin on the old vampiric song and dance. I would just like to get deeper into the plot rather than watch the author awkwardly try to make the romance between the two believable.

Friday's page total: 154


kimba88 said...

great job today..i loved Discovery of Witches.

Jess said...

Thanks! I definitely think it has potential if it would stop focusing so hardcore on Diana and Matthew. I've been waiting quite awhile for it to get back to the point and wouldn't mind so much if Diana didn't seem to becoming less of the confident female lead she started out as. The book still has plenty to go to surprise me though so I'm hoping it gets better. The writing is wonderful it's just that she focuses too much on the daily parts of life, rowing, jogging, yoga, research in the library, and strays too far from the point.