Reading and pastries!
Who knew a book about salt could be so fascinating? Totally enthralled!
I really really wanted to love it but I didn't. Her first trilogy was on sale but I just did not think it was a wise purchase for me since I found this one to be, well . . . mediocre. Ended with a cliffhanger and I don't care enough to read the next one. Bummed. On the lower end of so-so.
First half was quick moving and exciting, giving historical background and first hand accounts of finding and working a major archeology site. Second half mainly concentrated on leish and other diseases, and their effects on people and culture. A lot of info on how diseases decimated indigenous peoples. Not as exciting and much more sobering than the first half. Overall I'm glad I read it and would recommend it.
The cat appears to want attention. This was my view as I tried to read.
I very much liked the novel. A woman disappears on a business wilderness hiking retreat. Is she dead? Alive? Are her co-workers involved? Some readers felt that this novel is too similar the author's The Dry, but I like the protagonist and the Australian setting. I'm hoping the author continues writing this series.
It's been a while since I read a Margaret George book, but this arrived this morning. I did not read her first Nero book, but I'm still going to try to jump into this one.
Love to read when it is raining! Have been looking forward to this one.
An interesting mystery based in Florida. Lane returns home with her two daughters after her marriage breaks up, but finds not much has changed. People still hold onto assumptions made decades ago but the disappearance of a young girl brings things to a head and the truth can't be hidden forever.
I'm finding it really hard to write a spoiler-free review for this one. I picked it up because I had been hearing wonderful things about the writer. It was also heavily discounted. The book is divided in half, with the first part concentrating on Lotto, the husband. We see the world from his point of view. The second half is dedicated to Mathilde, his wife. It is here that we see events as they truly happened. It was totally unexpected for me.
Such a relaxing day! Still reading and making good stuff. Having an early dinner. Balsamic reduction with sauteed asparagus over whole wheat penne, topped off with fresh parmesan. Ice cream for later.
My first Setterfield book! Finished this over 400 pager in 2 sittings and I have every intention in seeking out the rest of her novels. At first I was concerned with the large number of characters introduced at the beginning, but there was further character development in the book, and the characters were all needed for the story. I hate to use the cliche term "magical", but it fits this novel!
So glad to be back on Litsy! I've been bookin' (ha!) along in life. I've moved and now have many outdoor reading spaces, including this one where I can admire my new bottle tree. I'm on my 43rd book of the year and can't wait to post a review of Once Upon a River. Has anyone read this or The Thirteenth Tale? I'm 50 pages in and enjoying it thus far.
I have been slogging my way through this book for over two months now. I finally found it what happened at the barbeque but I still have over 100 pages to read. Ugh. I don't like any of the characters and I just want it to end. The only reason I have continued is because I've invested so much time and I want to use it toward the GoodReads Reading Challenge. I've finished eleven other books since I started this.
So excited! Yesterday I polished off Alice in Chains; The Untold Story. Today I continue on my rock and roll journey. Dave Grohl's mom talks to other rock and roll moms!
Simonetta, the main character, is thought to be Botticelli's muse for The Birth of Venus. A little too much romance for me which I knew going into it, but Botticelli's Birth of Venus is one of my favorite pieces of art. Lots of similarities between this and The Girl with the Pearl Earring. Don't forget the author's notes if you pick this up. Very interesting stuff on the Medicis and Italian history. Three stars out of five.
While I found some of the book interesting, it most certainly did not need to be over 600 pages. Sheesh. Get a real editor next time. Badly written romance portions. I was waiting for the phrase "throbbing manhood" to appear. Ended with a cliffhanger but I'm not picking up the second book. I'll pass.
Wow. I think it is my favorite Charlie Parker book yet. I find it so hard to believe that they have not sold the movie options yet for any of these books. Unless they have and I just don't know. Strong, yet flawed characters. Violent but good usually comes out on top of evil. A little bit of the supernatural thrown in for good measure. This is the 14th book of the series with a new one coming out in July. Already pre-ordered!
I'm bummed. I didn't really like it. In order for me to truly enjoy a YA book, I need to forget it is a YA book while I'm reading it. That was not the case. The characters felt superficial and stock. The parents in it were either just swell or horrifying - no nuance. No layers. It felt like it had potential, but it never reached it. Sigh. I need to be wowed.
Ginny is a fourteen year old autistic girl torn between her Forever parents and her unreliable, abusive, addicted birth mom. The biggest problem is that no one is really listening to Ginny. Fast paced and enjoyable. You'll root for Ginny and shake your head at the adults in her life. And wait until you meet Lothario Larry.
Have I told you all how much I love Vonnegut? I LOVE VONNEGUT! Free book in the mail! Merry Christmas to me!
I still have my original copies. I loved this book growing up and I wanted to be a writer just like Harriet. I went into education instead but I'm thinking of giving my writing dreams another chance.
I've had a crappy day thus far and apparently even Litsy wanted to kick me while I was down. This was what I got when I signed in today. LOL. It fixed itself after I re-installed and restarted.