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Middle Mark | January 2021

Middle Mark – Md-month check in

I cannot believe I am already writing the first middle mark of 2021. I have to admit I have gotten very lucky with my reading so far and I really hope that it continues that way. I will be honest I am quite a bit concerned about my current read. Anyway, on to the mini reviews.

A Promised LandA Promised Land by Barack Obama
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a book I was looking forward to since it was announced. I love non-fiction and it is rare that a historical figure releases a biography while still alive and someone I am highly interested in their opinion and point of view. It was great to not only learn more about Obama, but also more of a sneak behind the curtain of our government. This was a well written and well. organized biography and I am looking forward to any future additions. I also really enjoyed that Obama touched on social injustice, racism, and so many other topics that I always wanted to hear his views on.

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Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No OtherClanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other by Sam Heughan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really had a fun time reading this book, not only was it fun because it felt like I was reading two friends just hanging a banter back and fourth. On top of that it was a great mixture of the history of Scotland, personal stories, and some behind the scenes shenanigans. It really was a pleasure to read.

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have never really been a huge huge fan of V.E. Schwab. I think it mainly came down to a story not really being my thing. But, I did enjoy this story. I though this was an imaginative and tale that went through 300 years. I think the only real down side is there were a few times I was shaking my head at Addie just kind of acting like a child. Also, I would have loved to see her travel outside of the two continents within all the hundreds of years she had. Overall, it was an enjoyable read that I stayed up a bit too late to finish.

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I am currently reading a book called The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi by Richard Grant. It is about a town that was filled with millionaires who built their fortune off of slavery and how the town looks today. I am only 9% into this books and quite frankly I want to smack these people right in the back of the head… a person in the book actually said, “Natchez is very liberal and tolerant in some ways, and very conservative and racist in other ways, although I will say that our racists aren’t generally hateful or mean.”… I’m…what? Racists are hateful! I have no idea where this book is going at this point, but we shall see if I even bother to finish it. I hope the author calls it out, it seems to be going that way because the author seems just as dumbfounded by a few of the statements made.

What have you read so far this month or what are you currently reading?

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9 thoughts on “Middle Mark | January 2021

  1. I’ve only finished 2 books so far this month and they were The Night of the Coronavirus Christmas by Luke Carter and Legally Blind Luck by James J. Cudney. I’m actually in the middle of read 4 books but I’m hoping to finish 2 more no later than Sunday.

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    1. I hope you are able to finish and enjoy two like you plan on doing. I have one I want to finish before Sunday as well. It made me a bit mad the other day, bu from a few reviews I looked at it turns around rather quickly.

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      1. I finished one today and I’m planning to stay up as late as I can tonight and tomorrow probably to finish the other one because I read more at night for some reason so I’m off to a great start. I hope yours turns around for you!!

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    1. It for sure has its faults, like I said in the review is it very Euro and American cetric. Which bummed me out because of 300 years, I would hope to go outside of those areas. But, I really liked the idea behind it. It reminded me of the dynamic between the Darkling and Alina.

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