|laceblade (laceblade) wrote,|
@ 2013-03-06 02:07 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||a: briggs patricia, a: mantel hillary, books, comics: angel & faith, comics: buffy, comics: captain marvel|
Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel - I got to page 88 before I had to return this behemoth to the library. idk if I'll buy my own paperback copy, or what.
Basically, Thomas Cromwell POV during Henry VIII's reign.
I like this book quite a bit overall BUT I find it very confusingly written, sometimes?? It's like Mantel is hesitant to use Thomas's name, so the over-use of "he" makes it almost impossible to figure out who the fuck she's talking about. There were a few passages that made me set the book out in disgust when I got to the end & figured out she'd been talking about Thomas Cromwell instead of Cardinal Wolsey or whomever.
Still thirsty for some women POV during this time - I might read some of those Alison Weir books yet.
• What did you recently finish reading?
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. I think this is the first urban fantasy that I've actually finished, & didn't bug the fuck out of me. We read it for beer_marmalade. I like how capable Mercy is. As with some of the anime I've been watching recently (& some of my favorite fic), I like the focus on the mundane. Actual mentions of Mercy making/eating food, etc.
I liked this. I'm not sure I liked it well enough to read more in the series, but I guess we'll see.
Angel & Faith #18/Death & Consequences #3: This was okay. Basically a set-up: "This is what the Big Bad is," & an explanation of how to kill it.
Grateful for Spike showing up at the end, free of his own pointless spin-off.
Willow: Wonderland #4: It was fine! Not much to say.
Buffy Season 9 #18/Welcome to the Team #3: WHAT A CLIFFHANGER AMIRITE?! I like how s9 is ratcheting up.
Angel & Faith #19/Death & Consequences #4: Giles's grandma is a bamf, but I'd rather have more of his aunts! UMM. Holy shit, a lot happened in this one & I'm not sure how they're going to fix things ;_; Very eager to read the next issue!
Captain Marvel #10: Some people have complained about the change in art direction, but I like it! Carol learning how to cope with a medical diagnosis! I am still loving the shit out of this arc. I'm not sure how invested in this series I am beyond this arc, though, :3
I was extremely annoyed by this ad, which appeared in the middle.
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Ugh, idk. I haven't read ANY Anna Karenina since that book club last met, & since we were supposed to read sections 3 & 4 for Sunday, I guess that means I won't be going?!?! Phale.
idk what I'm reading next, I feel stressed at the moment. The Female Man at some point, b/c that's next at (other) book club.