This week was kind to me on the Level 3 front, I zipped through many, many of those. My Level 2s aren't doing too bad either, but my level 1 and my Nonfiction are languishing.  Need to get a move on next week For a refresher on the codese I'm spouting above go here.

Books I Finished
Magic Burns (Kate Daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews: The Los Angeles Library System is vast and, for the most part, I can find most any book I want. Those it doesn't have, I typically find out, after hunting them down and reading them, aren't there for a good reason: they're bad. There's always the rare exception though. This series is one of them. I loved the first one, I love this second one. Get the move on LAPL, get these books!!

The Duke Is Mine (Fairy Tales, #3) by by Eloisa James: I tend to like Eloisa James books more often than I hate them. This one was a strong, strong like, edging into love. Makes me wish Goodreads allowed half stars. However, since it doesn't, I decided on loving this book. It's fluffy and some parts are far fetched, but it was sweet and sweeter, so I was ok with that :) (Note: Adult-Level Romance).

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie:  I'm always a little leery of modern chick-lit novels. They can edge away from romance into: how many hot hunks can I sleep with. Which in my opinion is not romance. This is my second Jennifer Crusie book though and she seems to be a wonderful exception. Her romance is Nora Ephron worthy and this book is funny, heart-warming and earns a solid LOVE from me. (Note: Adult-Level Romance).

Can't Buy Me Love (Crooked Creek Ranch #1) by Molly O'Keefe : This book wasn't bad and I enjoyed many parts of it. It just lacked... something... Helpful review,  I know. Overall, I just didn't like this book.


Books I Gave Up On
Dead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson: Guys! I tried! I really did! It was just sooo poorly written and I hated the character so very, very much. I couldn''t do it to myself... Serves me right for taking a book no one else wanted to check out...

Books Currently Reading
The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell (26% Complete): Edging my way slowly through this book. I'm enjoying taking it slowly though. The last chapter I read was back into more Freudian psychology though. LESS FREUD, MORE FOLK TALES! 

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (2% Complete): This has a slightly lower Goodreads rating than I would usually tackle, especially for a YA novel, but the cover is just so beautiful I have to try it. Wish me luck!

The Pillars of the World (Tir Alainn #1) by Anne Bishop
(10% Complete): I'm a huge fan of Anne Bishop's Black Jewels Series (Note though: they're wildly inappropriate for anyone under 18), so I figure I'd try one of her other series, even though I'm not typically a fan of modern Fae novels. So far: intriguing, but I'm nervous, her stuff can be rather dark. So treading softly...

TGRM Around the Web
So, my Tumblr friend deeohtea recommended I try out LibraryThing. I already had a long time ago before I became a Goodreads aficionado, but figured I'd go back to check 'em out as it had been a few years. They do have a great system for Publishers to get Arcs into the hands of readers, but for their book cataloging portion they have a limit of 500 books for a free account. If you've checked out my Goodreads, you'll realize I'm a couple thousand over that limit and their interface isn't even as pretty as Goodreads. Oh well.
 





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