Monday, February 23, 2009

Reading more books-can I reach 40 in February??

Feb 22-28, 2009

Inkdeath- by Cornelia Caroline Funke- audiobook- on a scale of 1-5 this is at least a 10!! Love the series, loved this book, It's one I will be re-reading again and again.

A drink of deadly wine-by Kate Charles--4--this author may move soon to my favorite writers list but I'll have to read a couple more to see if the quality is consistent. I like ecclesiastical mysteries because the well-defined background is a good medium for displaying interesting characters and situations. An excellent book.

Waltz with Bashir : a Lebanon war story- by Ari Folman- Graphic novel-4

Book #34---The museum of lost wonder-by Jeff Hoke- 5--this is a wonderful book- one to buy and play with over and over. It would be fun to explore with kids and other adults. Illustrations, handouts, quotations-overall a lovely book!

Book #35--The snares of death--by Kate Charles--3.75--I do like ecclesiastical mysteries- there just seems to be more scope for portraying all kinds of characters against the prejudices of different sects

Thursday, February 19, 2009

52 books in 52 weeks (continued)

Or maybe 252 books in 52 weeks? It is possible

*Feb 15-21

27) Queen of sorcery- by David Eddings - audiobook--**4.5**-- *this is a multiple re-read for me-quintessential fantasy in the vein of Lord of the Rings*
28) Lee Child- The Hard Way-- **4** *my first Jack Reacher book and I liked it-he's ex CIA helping out people- nice plot twists*
29) Kate Morgenroth- They Did it with Love--**4.5**- *another new author for me-on the surface just another womens' book club mystery-- but there are some real depths to this one*
30) Michael Palmer- The Second Opinion-- **3.5**-- a medical mystery with interesting insights into Asperger's-easy and enjoyable read

Monday, February 2, 2009

52 books in 52 weeks- Feb 2009

I read 18 books in January and I am aiming for at least 20 in Feb!
These are all reviewed at least briefly on my World Cat listings. Ratings below are from 1 (not recommended) to 5 (loved it)

*Feb 1-7

The lake of dead languages-by Carol Goodman--4
Mounting fears--by Stuart Woods-- 3.25
Fleece Navidad--by Maggie Sefton--2
The Listerdale mystery and eleven other stories- by Agatha Christie (audiobook)- 3
Show no fear--by Perri O'Shaughnessy -- 3
The seduction of water--by Carol Goodman-- 4.5
Queen of sorcery- by David Eddings - audiobook–4.5– this is a multiple re-read for me

*Feb 8-14