I'm doing this primarily to give myself the time I need to tweak the blog a little. I want to add a couple of things, make sure everything is up-to-date, rearrange the blog tags and so forth.
HOWEVER. I will leave you with some lovely reading recommendations to sink your teeth into
(All of these books were during the move, so if the review seems a little sketchy, it's because my brain has fogged over that time period.)
|Wake (Dream Catcher, #1)||McMann, Lisa|
Holy. Cow. This is an amazingly well-paced book. I could not put it down. And the plot was full of awesomeness too. A book about a girl who gets sucked into other people's dreams? Sign me up. A tense relationship with a guy she likes, but isn't sure she can trust? Heck yeah. A dead person who pops in occasionally...
Well you'll just have to read the book. :-) 5 stars
|A Curse Dark as Gold||Bunce, Elizabeth C.*|
This book took me longer than expected to get through. But I think that was more me than the book. The writing in this wonderful Rumpelstiltskin retelling is engaging, the world of pre-industrial mills is utterly plausible and the characters are well-drawn. I think I was just in a mood for something less absorbing, if that makes any sense.
But it is a very good book. The only complaint I had was that the main character refuses to ask for help until a few pages from the end. I wanted to smack her. 4 stars.
|We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle||Rivenbark, Celia|
|Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom||Rivenbark, Celia|
I'm going to review these two together. Basically, if Dave Barry and Clairee from the movie Steel Magnolias (played by the incomparable Olympia Dukakis) had a love child, it would be Celia Rivenbark. These books of humorous essays are a hoot.
If you like the South at all, or if you like practical, down-to-earth humor, you should read these. Hilarious. 5 stars.