Sunday, September 30, 2012

What's on my bookshelf, you ask?

Sadly, I was mistaken about Taken and sadly, no pics of the hair this weekend. But, I will let ya know what's on my bookshelf marked "read."

I got in a little easy reading at the end of summer and early school year. Now, I'm just waiting til Fall Break for me to be able to read again. *le sigh* No time during the school year...there are always papers to be graded, housework to be done, lesson plans needing to be made, JL meetings, etc. Life gets busy!

Out of Africa

I always enjoyed the movie with Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. Although, the movie, if I remember correctly, is quite different from the book. More of a love story to it whereas the book's main character has a  love for her plantation instead. I do believe that Dinesen left much of her "real" story out of the book which is more like the movie. Still it's such a great read for non-fiction. 

This is the sequel to Patton's first book to Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter. I enjoyed the first book because the setting is my hometown! Some of the things in the book are accurate as far as that goes. Some of the names are changed, but you still know who/what she is referring to. I thought it was a quick, easy, fun read. The second book finished the story, but it was lackluster in my opinion. An easy pool read? yes. A work of art? no. 

Hmmmm, I don't really know what to say about this one. I feel it's one of two things: A) Harris is starting to tie up loose ends to end the series or B) she's locked into a contract to fulfill books by a certain deadline. If I knew which it was, it might make talking about this book easier. I feel the last 2 or 3 books just don't have the same quality or stigma the series began with. It was still good to read about some of my favorite characters, especially Eric Northman. wink wink;) However, if you're looking for a can't put it down kinda read like the first 5 books, well you can keep looking. Because, you will put this down when the phone rings or when it's time to go somewhere. It's not a read at the stoplight, stay up all night to just finish the book kinda read. 

In case you've never heard of Goodreads, I log all my reviews on there. Also, it's nice to see what friends are reading, and often, I seem to pick something up I normally wouldn't because of seeing their updates. You can find me on there. Here's a link: 
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Anonymous said...

i feel the same as you about Deadlocked. which is unfortunate. but i will stick with the series til the end. have you read any of her other series? they aren't nearly as long and are good, easy reads.

i just finished Gone Girl. cray.

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I loved Lisa Patton's first book, we'll see how this one turns out.

Unknown said...

she is only going to have one more book and she is not going to do any more Sookie book's. It is kinda sad I think. But I did like it!

Unknown said...

She is going to write only one more Book and that will be the end of the series. She says this on her website! It is sad that it will be all there is.


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