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I finished The Search by Nora Roberts. The ending is a bit unbelievable, but a realistic ending wouldn’t have been near as satisfying. I was along for the ride, not the verisimilitude.


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I told someone on Twitter that my reading was getting ever lighter this holiday season. I followed Nora Roberts with a Young Adult steam punk novel — Goliath by Scott Westerfeld. This is the third in an imaginative trilogy with intriguing characters. The fictive World War I scenario has taken us around the world in the three books.

The other evidence of lighter reading is that I seem to be down to one book at a time right now. Usually, I’m reading at least two at once.


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What is lighter than steam punk YA? I’m open to suggestions.

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It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? — 16 Comments

  1. I have read just one Nora Roberts novel, something about friends and marriage (a wedding trilogy from a few years ago). Enjoyed it.

    I hear the term steam punk around but honest… I have no idea what this is. Reading your post I can tell it’s light in fare.

    Hope you are well. I have a day to recover between guests but now it’s time for family… no stress. Have a great day Joy. I hope to catch up a bit with blog posts (yours… that is. Not writing). HA

    • Steam punk is re-imagined history where nineteenth and early-twentieth century machines worked better than they actually did. And, of course, no one takes any of it too seriously, so it’s lots of fun!

  2. I think the only thing lighter than YA steampunk is probably a middle grade book or maybe a light graphic novel? I’ve been meaning to read Westerfeld’s series for awhile now. Maybe I’ll get to it sometime next year. Happy reading.

  3. Leviathan was a fun read but I’m yet to finish the rest of the series, maybe next year and I’m finishing off a Nora Roberts trilogy this week, always good holiday reading. Have a great week and happy reading whatever you decide on lol

  4. I haven’t read The Search yet, but I read The Witness or is it just Witness?–earlier this year and really liked it. Like you said, the ending is sort of story book and not necessarily very realistic, but I love the journey.

    I’ve always wanted to read that Westerfeld series! I’ve read a few steampunk novels and do enjoy that alternative world! Fun!

    I read a beautiful YA fantasy two-book series this year–Eon and Eona by Allison Goodman. I loved both books.

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