Books I have read recently

  • Shirley by Charlotte Bronte — I'm reading a giant biography of the Brontes "Wild Genius on the Moors" By Juliet Barker (amazing!! but I'll post on that when I finish) So I'm reading each novel as it's discussed in the book. I loved Shirley. I have to agree with the critics that it is a slow painful start and it does take about 150 pages till we meet the title character Shirley. But besides that, it is so well written. Caroline Helstone’s angst is beautiful and poignant. And knowing that the last third of the book was written after Emily & Anne died explains so much about the change in the book. Charlotte likes to fix her world by writing about it and in her version the sick heroine recovers where her sisters did not. I definitely recommend Shirley for the Bronte fan. Don’t skip it.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas --- It took me a couple chapters to really dive in but after that I was in love. I had read somewhere that it was based on Beauty & the Beast, which is great. What I did not know is that it is a retelling of one of my favorite fairytales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon!!! What a treat when I discovered that. I love that story. It's whimsical and the girl saves the day which I love love love. Sarah does a beautiful job of it and I can't wait for the next one!!
  • Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson —What a little treat. My mom gave these books to me for my birthday and there are so much fun. It’s a light easy read and it made me chuckle.
  • Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder— I adore her soul finder books. I’ve been reading them for years. She builds beautiful strong women and sweeping romance. Her magic system is unique and I want to live in her world.
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E. B. White — A must read for every writer. Thanks to Stephen King for the recommendation. It has all those little things that I had questions about and answered them quickly and succinctly. It’s not the funnest read but it’s helpful.
  • Click of Titles to go to the book's Amazon page

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Going Bovine- Close to the biggest disappointment ever

Just in case this blog gets googled and I can do some good.

So I was hoping I could put this review somewhere that people would read but this will have to do.
Going Bovine By Libba Bray

Now I am a fan of Libba Bray. I think she is super but somewhere along the lines in the past couple years she was abducted by aliens and something was left in her place. Something that has published such a waste of tree. I read every page of that stupid waste of money hoping, praying it would turn out wonderful but it was crappy and vulgar. Really the F-word every 2 pages. A bit much really.
Ah I just want to shake Libba and ask "WHY!!!"
So in case you were planning on spending your money just don't.
Buy a journal and write a book, it will be better than Going Bovine.


Anonymous said...

Now THIS is the Megan who didn't want children at her wedding.




Anonymous said...

i mean Bri of course

Kimicat said...

Keep in mind she was writing for an audience of teenaged boys to girls. I didn't like it as much as the Gemma Doyle stuff either but I think she did a good job of getting into angry boy headspace.