Kobo Chat: Disturbed Teenaged Girls and Anthropomorphized Insects

What’s new on your Kobo or other ebook device? First, let’s take a look at the electronic reading I’ve been up to lately. I’ll talk about what I’ve finished, what I’ve downloaded (bought or borrowed), and how that’s working out for me. Grab a coffee and let’s chat!


This past week I finished both The Fever by Megan Abbott and The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa. They were each not what I expected. I’ll be reviewing them soon.

New to the Kobo

  • Bought: Dare Me by Megan Abbott was a Daily Deal ($2.99).
  • Borrowed from library: The Bees by Laline Paull has lots of buzzzzzz.
  • Netgalley title: Summer House With Swimming Pool by Herman Koch. People seem to like The Dinner.

Let’s Talk

I had mixed feelings about The Fever when I finished it, so when I saw Dare Me as a Daily Deal I thought I’d give that one a try. Megan Abbott’s writing is interesting. I think by giving Dare Me a chance, I’ll decide if she’s the writer for me or not. Both books deal with teenaged girls. The Fever is about an illness that affects some girls in a small town; Dare Me is about competitive cheerleading. If you’re on the fence about an author’s writing style, would you read another book by them?

The Bees sounds so weird, I’m really looking forward to reading it. My husband and I have been discussing bees quite often these days. The book is from the point of view of a bee. It’s a dystopian bee book.

How about you? Are you reading anything interesting on your device? Find any good deals? Tell me about it!


  1. I'll usually give an author a second try but if they don't impress me then, I'm pretty much done with them.

  2. I just wrote up my review of The Fever but it doesn't post until next week. I liked it, but I didn't care for what I can only assume was a hidden agenda with the vaccine talk.

    1. I didn't know if it was a hidden agenda or more like, "Oh look this is topical! Let's put this in here."

  3. I'm really interested to see what you think of Summer House. Everyone else I know has also read The Dinner and reviews have been mixed. I'm writing my review of it today and will post it at the end of the week (i think).


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