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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
Fireblood
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
The Philosophical Practitioner - Larry Abrams Every now and then I encounter a book in which I feel my reading efforts would be more useful elsewhere. I did get quite far in The Philosophical Practitioner before that feeling came over me. But there were quite a few reasons why.First of all, I had no interest in the main plot. I was not intrigued, or interested in why the "gun lady" wanted to kill this guy. Not in the least. The most interesting part of the book was the guy's clients, but even that after awhile became repetitive. The whole Sheila relationship was also something I didn't like. There's a lot of redundancy in this book. He mentions the unknown nature of his practice a lot. More than necessary. Plus the main character has this habit of going off on tangents that are unwanted and unneeded, they really take away from the book.All in all, this just wasn't the book for me.copy received by netgalley. thanks!