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Avid reader who loves finding new authors with well written books. Am interested in reading and reviewing various genres and am always looking for the next good read.

Upcoming Books to Read and Review

  • 44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel
  • Code Blue by Richard Mabry
  • Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb
  • Vandalism of Words by Derek Haines

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Read-A-Thon - New Year's

For those looking for something to do, click on the link and go over to the New Year's Read-a-Thon. It starts on December 31 at 5:00 pm and ends January 3 at 10:00 pm. See how long you can read for. Should be fun and interesting to see the responses.

Goddess on Heading

The Goddess currently being featured in my header is:

Aurora: Roman Winged Goddess of the Dawn. Her lover, Tithonus, Prince of Troy was granted immortality but not eternal youth. When he aged terribly she changed him into a grasshopper.
Passion: Rebirth

I feel like I am going through a Rebirth and thought she was appropriate.

The King's Daughter

The King's Daughter by Barbara Kyle
This book focuses on the time when Queen Mary (aka Bloody Mary) ruled England. She has many people against her marrying a spaniard and there was much bloodshed on both sides.

The story was fast-paced and accurately portrayed historical events.

Unfortunately, most of the book focuses on the people around Queen Mary and the "heretics". We get a brief glimpse of the Queen and even though all of the changes in England are taking place because of her and her choices, we do not see into her inner sanctum.

The character I enjoyed the most was Isabel who was so strong and risked so much for those she loved.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dream State

Just downloaded the book "Dream State" by Robert Crull and will start to read it tonight.

Enter Three Witches

Finished reading "Enter Three Witches" by Caroline Cooney. It was certainly a different take on the story of MacBeth than what Shakespeare wrote however, I did enjoy it. I found it to be more historically relevant than Shakespeare's as he always tended to change the settings to reflect the 1600's and Lord and Lady MacBeth were much before the 1600's. It would be a good read for kids and a good way to familiarize yourself with some main characters. It was very entertaining and would recommend it.