Trying to get caught up. Here’s what I’ve read lately…
Yes, I give this one five slices of pie because I just love King on audio! He always has characters I want to root for and just enough amusing comments to make the scary stuff bearable.
Comedy and Science Fiction! Really quite enjoyable and fun. The satire was spot on but the book suffers from being a bit long. It took me more than few attempts to get started with it and I’m glad I hung in and finished. If you like to laugh at colorfully drawn aliens poking fun at earthlings, give this one a shot.
OK, an ambitious read. Amazingly clever and enjoyable unless you need a ‘start and finish’ completion kind of experience. A story about finding/chasing too many unfinished books. That sentence doesn’t do justice to it but I’m not wrong. Read Melissa’s review. YAY for Readalongs and crossing off one more off that 1001 Books to Read Before I Die List.
Saw the ad for Saving Mr. Banks and got extremely nostalgic. I immediately downloaded and read the original story. I now want to see the original Mary Poppins movie before seeing the Hanks and Emma Thompson flick. (I’m really behind on the movie watching to match the book-reading I did this year… another topic for another day.)
Got to read this while substitute teaching! I caught up to the student’s reading schedule then Kindle’d it to finish later that week. It was a fast read, very engaging. But … it had its flaws.
Nonfiction, our local high school’s summer reading program book. I created a website template to explore how to integrate technology into lesson plans across multiple disciplines based on this story. A remarkable read about a hero overcoming adversity.
Set in Ireland; sad circumstances and buried secrets come to a head and a priest tries to figure out his own feelings and values; he takes out his frustrations on a fishing excursion in torrential rain. A short book, beautiful powerful writing, and a touch of odd. Most of my book club liked it and remarked it was certainly something they probably wouldn’t have read on their own.
YAY! I’m all caught up now. Next up is my attempt to finish the last book (Wally Lamb’s We Are Water) of 2013 and write the year end wrap up. Merry Christmas!