Wednesday, January 26, 2011

4 of 52

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz.  This is the first Koontz book that I've read & I can not wait to get through the others in the series. I'm loving the characters so far, and can't wait to see where the stories lead them.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Books 2 & 3 Down, 49 To Go

Helllloooooo!  I've been involved as of late with a bunch of books, but the 2 that I just finished last night were.

Please note that in this 52 in 52 project, I am not planning on reviewing books or give away any real details, just notes on how I felt about them.

2 of 52: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.  A lovely book that took (IMHO) a little while to ramp up into something to really keep my interest, but in the end I liked it very much. My only wish is that we could have explored a little more of the story leading up to the present day experience.

3 of 52: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.  My first time reading this book was many years ago, way back in the 5th grade. Though I had always up until that point been a reader, this is THE book that made me truly fall in love with the written word and where it could take you. It was interesting to revisit this work again after so many years.  I will probably go back to the Island of the Blue Dolphins a lot more in the future!

Friday, January 7, 2011

52 in 52 the 2011 Version

I have a metric ton of other things to blog about, and will.. all in due time my precious! However for the moment I'll talk about my plan for 52 in 52 for 2011.  In the last year I've lost a lot of my reading time to either knitting, watching TEE VEE, playing on teh intertubez or just plain being a lazy ass.  So this year I've decided that I'll tackle 52 books in as many weeks.  Now in the interest of full disclosure, all of these books may not actually be read, but listened to, as I can listen to books while knitting. And I'm planning on doing a lot more knitting this year as well.  Soooooo...

Book 1: Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell

I have been a rabid Cornwell fan in the past, however, the last several books in the Scarpetta series have been a huge disappointment. At least this is one that I listened to, for free no less from my library and didn't have to spend my hard earned money on it. Dear Ms. Cornwell, whilst I have the utmost respect for you and your accomplishments, I have to say, I think that this horse is dead, please stop beating it.