Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Kickin' back on the beach...

I look forward to summer days at the beach when all there is to do is read, read, read. It's nice to have uninterrupted stetches of time. Usually I have to limit myself to bits and pieces amid schooling and housework and errands. In the last month and a half I have read some really good books. But now I have to get back to reality, so I don't have time to give an indepth review of them.
Here's a listing:

"A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini (5 stars - must read. The story of several women in Afghanistan. There's an interesting video interview with him online somewhere. I bought this but it's available in the library)

"Prey" by Michael Crichton (3 stars - a page turner, but WAY too technical for me. I skipped over all the jargon and scientific explanations. This is in the library)

"Enter Three Witches" by Caroline B. Cooney (4 stars -a novelized retelling of MacBeth from a young girl's perspective. Library)

The Circle Trilogy, "Black", "Red", and "White", by Ted Dekker. (4 stars only because I was starting to get a little tired of the series by the end of it. Great theology lessons - these books will stretch your spiritual mind. Library)

"Irish Chain" by Barbara Haworth-Attard (4 stars. The story of a girl with dyslexia during the time of the Halifax explosion in 1917. I own this book)
"A Part of the Sky" by Robert Newton Peck (4 stars. Sequel to "A Day No Pigs Would Die". Library)

1 comment:

mumsy said...

It seems everyone I talked to this summer was either reading or had read A Thousand Splendid Suns and Kite Runner. I have Kite Runner on hold at the library. Next I'll read Splendid Suns, if I have time, that is.. so sad that my relaxing summer is over. Thanks for letting me know where you got the books (I'm sure it was for my benefit!) :)