The Week: 20th – 26th July

Dusk Canberra Australia Winter Lake Burley Griffin Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney 19th July 2015 Reflection Sunset Nature

Dusk on the lake in Canberra. This was taken out the side window of the car.

Hotel Hotel Canberra Australia Entrance Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney 25th July 2015

And the award-winning foyer of Canberra’s Hotel Hotel yesterday afternoon.

This was the week I dumped my review books and bought (and enjoyed) books instead. I don’t remember a reading slump as bad as the one I’ve had recently, and my review book list is shorter than it has EVER been! I’m not accepting many books at the moment because I know I’ll never work up the interest to read them.

A Rose for Major Flint (Brides of Waterloo #3) by Louise Allen

Books I chose to spend money on saved me this week. Reading felt like fun for a change, and recently it has felt like a chore. What to do to get out of a reading slump? Go to the Harlequin (or Mills and Boon) historical romance section! Bigger variety than you’ll find anywhere else, and possibly the highest quality category romance line around. I wish more people would read those books, because they are at least as good as the historical romances being put out by others.

I’m hardly reading any contemporary or suspense books these days because so many people writing those subgenres seem to be rabid misogynists. Disappointing in a genre mainly written and read by women. I DNF’d a romantic suspense this week (by a bestselling author) because the misogyny on Every Page horrified me.

I picked up some older suspense favourites and flipped through them instead. It might be time for some more rereads.

24thJuly2015 russians in Berlin rally to support the invasion of Ukraine

Here are Russians in Berlin on Friday, showing their support for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Note the terrorist flags they’re flying, and the fact one design is almost identical to the Confederate flag. Idiots.

Where to go to discuss romance?

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J.R. Ward: The Beast

J.R. Ward The Beast Black Dagger Brotherhood Cover

Cover Love

It Started With a Scandal (2015) (The tenth book in the Pennyroyal Green series) by Julie Anne Long

My review of The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries

The Art of Sinning (Sinful Suitors #1) by Sabrina Jeffries

My review of Midnight Secrets (Men of Midnight #3) by Lisa Marie Rice

Midnight Secrets (Men of Midnight #3) by Lisa Marie Rice

My review of Midsummer Dreams by Alison May

Midsummer Dreams by Alison May

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