Week 6 of 2017

"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?" (All the Wrong Questions) - Lemony Snicket, Seth The Bad Beginning   - Brett Helquist, Lemony Snicket, Michael Kupperman The Reptile Room   - Brett Helquist, Lemony Snicket, Michael Kupperman The Wide Window  - Brett Helquist, Lemony Snicket, Michael Kupperman The Miserable Mill  - Brett Helquist, Lemony Snicket, Michael Kupperman The Austere Academy - Michael Kupperman, Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist The League of Frightened Men - Rex Stout Too Many Cooks - Rex Stout The Final Descent - Rick Yancey

This post is a little late this week. We were without internet since Sunday morning after a truck driver came through and took out a cable.

 

Books Read: 9

 

"Why is This Night Different From All Other Nights?": This is the last book in the All Wrong Questions series and just like A Series of Unfortunate Events, it doesn't end on a positive note. 4 stars.

 

The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy: After finishing the All the Wrong Questions series I had to go and start reading this series again. I didn't realize it had been so long until I looked at my shelf on Booklikes. This is one of those series that I could read over and over again. I will say as much as I enjoy this series, I find that it doesn't really pick up until the fifth book The Austere Academy, though the preceding four books are still enjoyable. 4 stars for The Bad Beginning. 5 stars for the other four.

 

The League of Frightened Men, Too Many Cooks: Two more Nero Wolfe books and two more re-reads, I really am trying to cut down on re-reading. I'm actually enjoying these more the second time around and I'm curious how I'll rate the other books in this  series as I work my way through. 4 1/2 stars.

 

The Final Descent: This is the final book in The Monstrumologist series and I have to say, I don't think I have ever been so disappointed in a series ending (excluding Sherlock Season 4, I'm just pretending it never happened and hoping for another season). The author warns the reader going in that the format of this final book is quite different than the others, but it was still annoying. The ending itself was just ... I knew it was headed in that direction from the previous book, but I was just so unsatisfied in the ending. 1 star.

 

Ongoing Reads: 2

 

The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Reveled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime: This book is quite interesting, but it's a slow read as well. I'm stuck reading this book only at home because my co-workers, who have never previously taken an interest in what I read, insist on coming over and asking a million questions about it. Aargh!

 

Champagne For One: Another Nero Wolfe book and I actually finished it Sunday morning, but it didn't seem right to count it in the previous weeks tally.