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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
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Jennifer Donnelly
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Jordan Dane
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku


Touched - Cyn Balog Touched is about a young man, Nick Cross, who can see his future. He's grown up this way, having no idea why this is or how it came about. All he knows is he desperately wants to be normal. He meets a girl, Taryn, who holds all the knowledge of why he is the way he is, with the added bonus of making his gift vanish with her touch.I like this book. I'm not a huge fan of first person novels and I haven't read many with male narrators, but it works here. Perhaps because Nick isn't too overwhelming with his point of view, plus it just makes a whole lot of sense to have this sort of novel done in the point of view of the person with the future-seeing ability. The writing was decent. The detail was pretty fantastic. I liked Taryn and Nick, as I'm prone to like misfits, which they both were. Characterization is sort of lacking in any other direction, but they weren't really of importance.I can't say I'm overly fond of the ending. Predictable, sappy, not very interesting. copy provided by netgalley. thanks!