Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Reads

I’m back to my slow reading. Here’s what I read this week:

Trancehack by Sonya Clark
Oct 10: “Trancehack” by Sonya Clark, a paranormal romantic suspense. Blurb on Goodreads: It’s 2065. Those born with magic abilities live in government-run zones, without rights or freedoms. Fear of magic created this segregated world and fear keeps it intact. A high-profile murder brings Detective Nathan Perez to Magic Born Zone 13. He’s had little experience with the Magic Born and isn’t sure what to expect during his first encounter with a witch, but he never thought he’d be so drawn to her. Trancehacker Calla Vesper uses magic to break into computers and aid the Magic Born underground. She has no interest in helping a cop, even if he is smoking-hot, but money’s tight and Nate offers a tidy amount for help navigating the Zone. Calla’s determined to keep it all business, but sparks start flying before the investigation even gets started. When Calla’s trancehacking and Nathan’s investigation uncover a conspiracy, Calla becomes a target. Nate can protect her by keeping her role a secret—but then who will protect Nate? Wow! I won this book and, I’ll be frank, hated the cover. So it sat unread. My mistake. See, I really SHOULDN’T judge a book by its cover, because the book was great. I had a hard time putting it down. It read more like a romantic suspense/thriller than a paranormal romance, which is fine with me. I’d hate to think we’d be so cruel in the future by segregating people again, but it made for an entertaining read. I just wish my e-book wasn’t all funky. The lines were too close together and every time I shut my device down, it never saved my spot. Even with these annoyances, I kept reading. Just had to know what happened next!

Exercise update: I’ve consistently been going to the gym four days a week for five weeks now. I’m so proud of myself for sticking with it. Unfortunately, if I’m making any progress I’m not seeing it. But I do have hope. The ice cream is out of the house now. Yeah, it went through my body first (and maybe stuck around on my thighs and butt), but it’s out of my freezer and will not return. That’s the important part! J

So… What are you currently reading? Anything good?

Happy reading!

Stacy

11 comments:

The Spooky Whisk said...

I'm honest to goodness, currently reading the expiry dates on my printable coupons. Before that, I was reading emails. Before that, coupon blogs, and before that, bills.

So. Much. Fun.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Maybe I should have rephrased that question! Haha! Hope you get to use your coupons before they expire. :)

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I'm reading some really, really boring software documentation I'm supposed to be uh, revising. Luckily, the office is pretty deserted right now, so no one heard me LOL at your comment about ice cream! Funny, it leaves my house the same way... :D

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I was wondering if anyone else would laugh at that, because I was laughing as I wrote it! :) Sorry you're reading some boring stuff. That would definitely put me to sleep.

Sandra Cox said...

Sounds like a good read.

JeffO said...

I'm kind of in between books, so I just picked up A Reliable Wife, which I've already read. I like it, and admire the writing very much, but I may not finish, if I find something new.

LD Masterson said...

Good job on sticking to the gym. Maybe I can use you for inspiration. I've just got caught up on my Heather Webber/Blakes's. I was a couple books behind, which is unusual because I normally gobble hers right up.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Sandra - It is!!

Jeff - IF you find something new? Are you telling me you don't have a stack of books yet to read?

Linda - Are you reading the Lucy Valentine series? I LOVE those books!!

Jennifer S. Pitts said...

Congratulations on the gym and getting the ice-cream out of the house. I use the same method of getting bad foods out of my house. Unfortunately, I don't go to the gym after :(

I just finished reading, Fangirl Rainbow Rowell and moved on the A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennifer - Getting bad foods out of the house has never been a problem. It's keeping them OUT of the house. We'll see how well my willpower lasts. Thanks for stopping by! :)

LD Masterson said...

Yup - I love Lucy. But then I love all of Heather's books.