29 Feb 2008

The Enchanted Castle - Edith Nesbit

I finished The Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit yesterday on my way home from work. Very sweet and charming novel :)

26 Feb 2008

Seduced by a Spy - Andrea Pickens

It's been some time since I posted last. Not because I haven't been reading, but because I've been reading non-challenge stuff. Yes, there's time for that as well :-D However, now I'm back on track with Seduced by a Spy - a wonderful regency novel I read for the 888 challenge.

15 Feb 2008

Sweet Valley High 2: Secrets

The first SVH of the year read and snarked at 1Bruce1. Probably only interesting to read if you already know the Sweet Valley universe.

13 Feb 2008

The Emerald City of Oz - L. Frank Baum

The Emerald City of Oz is the last 'real' book of Oz... or at least the one L. Frank Baum himself intended to be the last, so I'll end my foray into Oz here as well. They were charming books, but not entertaining enough that I feel any need to continue my visits there.

12 Feb 2008

Anybody Out There? - Marian Keyes

I always enjoy reading about the Walsh-sisters, and fortunately Anybody Out There? was no exception. Highly recommendable.

11 Feb 2008

Anatomy of a Boyfriend - Daria Snadowsky

I finished Anatomy of a Boyfriend over the weekend - would have liked it a LOT more if it hadn't been aimed at teenagers. I'm not usually a prude, but this book handled sex much too casually to be appropriate for somebody that age.

7 Feb 2008

The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper

I think my expectations had probably been raised too much about The Dark is Rising, because unfortunately I ended up quite disappointed. It's okay, but not as amazing as I'd been lead to believe.

5 Feb 2008

Stolen Lives - Malika Oufkir

Stolen Lives absolutely blew me away. I highly recommend it, even if it is disturbing reading. See my review for details.

3 Feb 2008

The Eponymous Challenge - DONE

I finish one challenge and immediately sign up for the next.

The Eponymous challenge runs from 1 March to 31 May, 2008.

During that time the mission is to read 4 books whose titles are the name of one or more of the characters (e.g. Evelina, Oscar and Lucinda); or a description of one or more of the characters (e.g. The Merchant of Venice, Sylvia's Lovers).

Non-fiction books and overlaps with other challenges are welcome, as are books named after four-legged characters.

I've chosen:

Possible books for extra credit/alternatives: Robin Hood, Meeting the Malones, The Swiss Family Robinson, Hollywood Husbands, Victorias År, The Woman in White,

Nothing Lasts Forever - Sidney Sheldon

It happened sooner than I thought it would... by finishing Nothing Lasts Forever this afternoon, I've finished my first challenge of 2008: Medical Madness :-D

Those Who Trespass Against Us - Karolina Lanckoronska

After reading it on and off for a month, I finally finished Those Who Trespass Against Us this morning. An interesting subject, but unfortunately a dull book (writing, not plot).