Thursday, May 08, 2008

Books I read while on Bravely Obey hiatus, 10 second reviews:

The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
all three were fantastic! I felt like a teenager again, waiting anxiously for the final book in August.
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
Yeah, yeah, yeah, its Jodi Picoult again, twists, turns, improbable coincidences
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Great, silly, playful, sly, ridiculous
The Gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury
Classic over the top yellow journalism from the early 1900's, flashy, dirty and a bit fun
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
Jim from The Office is making this into a movie, I'd buy a ticket
Now is the Hour by Tom Spanbauer
touching sad funny story of a boy coming out in rural 60's Idaho
The Best American Non Required Reading 2007
The Best American Non Required Reading 2006
These are so good I give them out as gifts
Run by Ann Patchett
Not my favorite of hers but a compelling story and memorable characters, fast read too
The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
Strange, sad and left me wondering what happened?
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
this book hasn't left me yet. I read it one night into the wee hours. Everyone should read it
Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King
Can we go back to Florence soon? I want to walk up the Duomo
Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
I'm hungry writing about this one, I love a good memoir
The Great Influenza by John Barry
Scary and fascinating, I want to stock up on Tamiflu today as a precaution (fat lot of good it might do)
The Mistress of the Art of Death by Arianna Franklin
Great story, action, interesting time period and plotting
The Serpent's Tale by Arianna Franklin
The sequel, also good, great strong female lead character, fascinating portrait of royalty too

More to come, hold your breath!


bethany actually said...
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bethany actually said...

You have a blog?!

Troy said...

You have a blog?

Sweet! Looking forward to reading it.