I am still continuing with my 23 Day Reading Challenge. Here is a look into my reading this past week. All the cover images take you to GoodReads.
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Mercedes Thompson runs a garage in the Tri-Cities. She’s a mechanic – and a damn good one – who spends her spare time karate training and tinkering with a VW bus that happens to belong to a vampire. Her next-door neighbour is an alpha werewolf – literally, the leader of the pack. And Mercy herself ia a shapeshifter, sister to coyotes. Hardly a normal situation, but then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly a normal young lady… and her connection to the world of things that go bump in the night is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.
You might recall me mentioning this book in late May… Well, I am still reading it. I just wasn’t able to get into it and set it down for a while, but I thought I’d give it another chance during this reading challenge I’m doing. So far it has only managed to slow my reading down and kept me from reaching my daily quota of 100 pages for the challenge. I’m over halfway through, and only fairly recently has the plot been giving any indications of actually moving forward. It was just exposition, exposition, exposition. Something interesting happens – pause, now let’s talk about the world for a while – something else happens, oh, perhaps this will start moving forward now – let’s tell another character’s backstory for you! If I don’t get into it soon, I will have to give this one a pass.
It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty and disease are widespread.
Like most humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who died with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS – and his massive fortune – will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.
I’m really looking forward to this! I’m an 80s kid, so this should be a treat.
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