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Hosted by Sheila from Book Journey, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.

Finished Last Week:

Book Cover Image: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce Book Cover Image: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith Book Cover Image: Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck

Finished Most of It and Giving Up on the Rest:

Book Cover Image: Serving Victoria by Kate Hubbard

I tried. I really did. I made it to page 150 before I started to skim and to page 244 (out of 364) before I decided that this was not for me. Ms. Hubbard was too sympathetic towards Albert and had a decidedly anti-Victoria stance that I found rather disturbing. Her phrasing choices were odd, too enthusiastic in all the wrong ways. Also, she ended up inserting her own opinions, pretending to know exactly what Victoria was thinking or feeling at any given point in time. Between the weird descriptive phrases, her almost misogynistic approach towards Victoria, and her omniscient knowledge of Queen Victoria’s mindset, it was just too much for me. Oh, and the book spent a LOT of time talk about how boring life as a lady in waiting or maid of honor was. In all, the subject matter was interesting, but there were too many idiosyncrasies that irritated me and put me to sleep.

Currently Reading:

Book Cover Image: The Inquisitor's Wife by Jeanne Kalogridis

Currently Listening:

Book Cover Image: Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith

My brother recommended this one to me…and my brother does not read. If he gives something high praise, then I have to read/listen to it!

Up Next:

Book Cover Image: The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio Book Cover Image: The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross Book Cover Image: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead Book Cover Image: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes Book Cover Image: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau Book Cover Image: The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls Book Cover Image: Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann Book Cover Image: Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell

What are you reading?

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