Another bulk post for you as I play catch up. I’ve realized if I stop caring about reviewing in the order I’ve read them, it goes much better for me. So hopefully in the next week or so I’ll actually finish reviewing everything, since I’m still almost 10 books behind. I’ve almost finished the actual reading of the cannon, but reviewing is a mess still.
Ok, so I am the worst and have fallen tremendously behind on my book reviews. My professional life has altered greatly in the last few months, and it has changed my usual pattern of both reading and reviewing. However – I’m happy to say I’m still well on track to make the cannon by year’s end. I’m actually more than halfway through book 41 right now (books 39-41 are all from the same series, so I wanted to do them together). The list of books included on my blog is below. I’m numbering them for your ease, but only providing this one hyperlink: Kat’s Cannon
27 – 30: The MacKade Brothers series by Nora Roberts
31: Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
32: Just for Now by Rosalind James
33 – 34: Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
35: The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
36: Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making by Michael Caine
Just This Once & Just Good Friends by Rosalind James
I started reading the Escape to New Zealand series on a whim. I finished my previous book and wanted something free from the Kindle lending library, something preferably silly and easy. Romance novels set in New Zealand? That was just what the doctor ordered! I didn’t even realize this was a series when I started the first one, but I can promise you I’ll be reading the other two volumes before long.
“You are my courage, as I am your conscience,” he whispered. “You are my heart—and I your compassion. We are neither of us whole, alone. Do ye not know that, Sassenach?”
I continue to love this series, even if we’ve left the beauty of Scotland mostly behind. This is the fourth book in the Outlander series, and if you’ve read the rest, you know what you are in for here.
If you loved the first three, you’ll continue your love with this one.
“I think so, too. I know I felt that way. For years. It was as if I was a character in a movie and the real action was about to start at any minute. But I think some people wait forever, and only at the end of their lives do they realize that their life has happened while they were waiting for it to start.”
“You get attached to places, you know. Like people, I suppose.”
Y’all…there is some profanity and spoilers in this review. And I so don’t care, because please don’t read this book. This is a very unorthodox review for me – I would have realtime reviewed it if such a thing made any sort of sense, because I spent so much time yelling at this book while driving. It starts promising, but it ends a hot mess.