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Reading Roundup: April 2017

Born To Treason by E.B. Wheeler  The history of Wales is not something I'm very familiar with, but I felt like the world building in this novel was pretty solid and I had a good sense of the time and place. The main character was sometimes a little too petulant and difficult for my taste, but she is meant to be young and naive, so I can forgive this a bit. I also liked the romantic elements of the book and felt like the pacing of the story worked well. Deliverance by H.B. Moore I have liked most of Moore's scripture-based books in the past, and I thought this one was just as good. The story of Moses has always intrigued me and I thought this book did a good job depicting what his life in the desert might have been like; I particularly liked the character of Miriam and her relationship with Moses. Exodus by H.B. Moore  I didn't read the first book in the series (that depicts Moses' life in Egypt), and maybe if I had I would have liked this one more since I w

Reading Roundup: March 2017

I know we're already in June, which means I'm three months behind on book reviews. I did start reviewing some of these books a while ago and then life got busy. I don't want to abandon this so I'm just going to finish it quickly and post it. Hopefully as I get caught up I'll get back to more substantive reviews.  Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante I felt like I liked this book even more than the first two, and I'm not sure if it was the fact that it covers a time period most similar to my own current situation or because I had taken a break from reading the books and it was nice to come back. Either way, this is a solid series of books and I enjoyed the third even more than the first two. Love at First Note by Jenny Proctor This ended up being one of my favorites out of all the Whitney finalists that I read. I liked that the protagonists were both musicians, which provided a shared connection and realistic setting in which a romanc