My super-tiny minimally-worded thoughts on all the 2014 books I read but never got around to reviewing for some reason. By month, includes year and page/hours, my rating and the number in order of books read.
A Bag of Bones / Stephen King Audio (1999,21.3) *** 64
The repeated phrase? “Well, then – that’s all right.” And so, it works for my review. (PS NOT that scary. A ghost story and does have a creepy vibe but it didn’t have any real horror, I didn’t think. Frankly, I was more annoyed at all the author name-dropping.)
Invisible / Carla Buckley (2012,400) ** 63
Environmental head-thwomp and inconsistent characters whining a lot.
101 Things I Learned in Film School/Neil Landau (2010,212) HB **** WiaN7 62
Extremely interesting and informative and VERY fun to read while watching Die Hard 1. (Thanks Trisha!!)
Sheltered Content Instruction / Echevarria & Graves (2010,126) ***** 61
A useful and thoughtful text book that I will use in the future. Great class with a pushy too-enthusiastic instructor. (yep, got an A.)
A Sudden Light / Garth Stein (2014,400) ** 60
Sadly disappointing after the love affair I had with The Art of Racing in the Rain.
All the Light We Cannot See / Anthony Doerr (2014,16 hrs) Audio/WS Bookclub **** 59
Beautifully written, thought-provoking and many characters to cheer for. (Had what A Sudden Light lacked.) Almost inspires me to want to read something by Jules Verne. (not.)
Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies / Nancy Naigle *** (2013,276) eBk 55
Pie! Murder! Deception! It was sweet. (snort! um, it was OK.)
Wish Her Safe at Home / Stephen Benatar ***+ (1982,263) 54
For bookclub, upon my rec. I thought it lovely-crazy. But also didn’t quite live up to my high expectations. A creepy happy-manic, “Uh oh, this aint gonna end well”, amusing yet sad story. Certainly something different! My club mostly didn’t like it, but I missed that meeting due to house-hunting madness, so I could be wrong.
June 2014 (8/1645,24’34”)
James and the Giant Peach / Roald Dahl (1961,126) *** 47
A children’s book that I read because I was traveling and (doh!) forgot to bring my iPad nor any books! This was on the shelf at my host’s house and I read it fast and wanted to count it. (I also stole East of Eden from her shelf and took it with me. I think (maybe? OH NO! I can’t remember!), I *think* I gave EoE back to her..) I think this might be my first Dahl book.
Well, then – that’s all right.