BW12: A bit of this, a bit of that

It's week 12 in our 52 Weeks book quest and Sunday is the March equinox which means Spring in our neck of the woods and the start of our Spring Reading Fling. 

I've filled my head with too much news and now I have the reading blahs.  I finished Helene Wecker's second book in her Golem and the Jinni duology - Hidden Palaces.  Chava, the Golem, and Admad, the Jinni are now living in New York and spend their nights walking the streets, filled with conversation and long silences. The story is interwoven with several different characters and is full of history, drama, and magic. I loved escaping into their world and will definitely read it again at some point.    

Have you ever had an author you really wanted to like but couldn't get into their stories. I unfortunately ran into two this week that I didn't enjoy.  S.A. Corey's Leviathan Wakes and Ursula Le Guin's Left Hand of Darkness. I had high hopes for both but ended up giving up halfway through both stories.  Corey's vomiting Zombies and Le Guin's writing both rubbed me the wrong way.  

Diving into James Rollins newest fantasy fiction - The Starless Crown as well as new to me author Patti Callan Henry's The Bookshop at Water's End

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