Friday, November 7, 2008

Been Reading


Let me get the most embarrassing book out of the way first...

The House by Danielle Steel: A library patron saw me putting this out and said it was her favorite DS book, so I tried it. Um. Yeah. Predictable I can live with, but repetitive is annoying.

Murphy's Law by Rhys Bown: I'm still reading the other Rhys Bowen series (Evan Evans), but branched off into the Molly Murphy series now. I wasn't sure I'd like it, because it's both a mystery and historical, but I really enjoyed it because the historical stuff wasn't overwhelming.
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The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own by Nina Garcia: In my dreams! It was an interesting read, just way out there. The illustrations by Ruben Toledo are fun!

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken: A memoir about losing a baby and then becoming pregnant again. Not the downer it sounds like! I had a little trouble getting started, but it was a good read.

Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather: Imagine that--I don't only read crap! Interesting thoughts about slavery.

The Beach House by Jane Green: Actually had a lot more substance than I expected. Enjoyed it.

The Floating Circus by Tracie Zimmer: A kids' book about a boy who jumps from an orphan train and joins the circus. Great characters!

4 comments:

Columbia Lily said...

congrats on being featured on craftzine....!

Darling Petunia said...

Thanks!

Janey said...

Thanks for letting us know what you're reading, I'm always on the look out for new authors to try. On the WR front, I'm trying and mostly succeeding from buying new books and only buying books from Charity shops. However this is much more potluck. I guess the really eco way to go is use the library, is this what you do?

Darling Petunia said...

Janey, I work at the library, so YES I pretty much drag something new home every single day! I'm like a fox in the henhouse.