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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
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
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

How to Romance a Rake

How to Romance a Rake - Manda Collins The thing that bothers me about this book is that Manda Collins has a tendency, an over-tendency, to explain things. I can see and infer things on my own, you know? Explaining everything the way she does is a good way to talk down to the reader and insult their intelligence. I spent most of the time going "yeah, I got that." For example, she'd say something like 'the girls had a tendency to dismiss social conventions.' and I think about all the social conventions they dismissed, and I agree with the statement. BUT THEN, Collins decides she needs to explain/justify this statement. It's unnecessary and just a TAD annoying. And this happens all the time. Also, I'm not really fond of romance that focuses too much on having children/heirs/raising children omg isn't the hero so cute interacting with a baby/young child?! The answer for me is an absolute no, it's not. Kinda makes me like the hero a bit less tbh. But I think the normal reader wouldn't find it as off-putting as I did. But like I said, the biggest thing I have flaw with is the explaining/justifying. Juliet was an okay heroine, I like that she's an amputee/not perfect, though I was more interested in Madeline (though I'm not sure I'll pick up book #3). It's a good novel for fans of regency.copy won through goodreads first reads.