Read and enjoyed January 28, 2023

It’s time again to clean out the accumulation of read and enjoyed books.

All of these books were great.


This was a pleasant reading experience and I’m looking forward to it happening again.

It seems wrong to share all this without much comment but the truth is my memories are too dim to have much to say.

That’s the trouble with reading so many books on a short timeline. Lots of skimming to keep things moving and then when it’s finished and instantly starting a new book, there is not much chance of good memory retention.

It gets so bad that sometimes when I pick up a story where I’m a few chapters in, I have to stop to ask myself what story is this again? Then there is a long pause while I allow memories to flood back in.

I do like to read slow enough to savor the experience but it isn’t practical most of the time. Unless it’s an especially compelling story then I do slow down for a stroll through the book.

It’s the constant temptation to buy more books that has created this need to hurry.

My newest justification for buying more than I can read is the thought that one day I may not carry on with this blog with bargain books but I will still have a long list of unread books to fall back on.

I don’t think about this reasoning too deeply because if I do it sounds like a frail excuse.

Frail or not that is my excuse and I’m sticking with it.


My current read, just started.

The detail I’m most impressed with so far?

Three sisters are fleeing from their controlling and abusive step father, with their mother’s blessing. Part of their journey includes a precarious ride down a nine mile wooden flue used to carry logs down the mountain to the river. They are familiar with the water flue and how it works because of time spent with their father who owned and operated the business.

I think it was a pretty gutsy thing for them to do.

Hopefully the rest of their journey will go as well. Probably not though, as tension makes for a good story.


With their sharp engineering minds, Laura Stiles and her two sisters have been able to deal with their mother’s unfortunate choice in husband until they discovered his plans to marry each of them off to his lecherous friends. Now they must run away–far and fast–to find better matches to legally claim their portion of their father’s lumber dynasty and seize control from their stepfather.


Now back to the story.

Happy Reading y’all

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