29 Apr 2008

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is definitely one of Jules Verne's better books. I really enjoyed it.

26 Apr 2008

Seven for a Secret - Victoria Holt

Victoria Holt writes fluff and Seven for a Secret is no exception. However, for a lazy Saturday it was just the right read, and I was greatly entertained.

25 Apr 2008

24 Apr 2008

Villette - Charlotte Bronte

The ending of Villette could use a visit from Thursday Next (of "The Eyre Affair"), but other than that, I loved the book.

23 Apr 2008

Initials Reading Challenge - DONE

From April 1st to November 30th, read 5-8 books by authors who publish under their initials.

I've chosen the following 6:
* Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
* The Alpine Path by L.M. Montgomery
* Deathly Hollows by J.K. Rowling
* Nine Unlikely Tales for Children by E. Nesbit
* Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
* Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Alternative/Extra credit
Something by P.G. Woodhouse
"Eight Cousins" by L.M. Alcott
"The Ordinary Princess" by M.M. Kaye

14 Apr 2008

Celebration of Discipline - Richard Foster

While not as good as I remembered it, Celebration of Discipline is still very educational and well worth reading.

The Primrose Way - Jackie French Koller

I've been on the lookout for The Primrose Way ever since I was 13 or 14 (making it 14 or 15 years) and FINALLY found it. Fortunately it was well worth the wait :)

13 Apr 2008

Pope Joan - Donna W. Cross

Due to a really unfortunately timed 24-hour virus I finished Pope Joan much faster than I'd expected to. Not a problem, I'd forgotten how good it is :-)

6 Apr 2008

The Clan of the Cave Bears - Jean M. Auel

The Clan of the Cave Bears has always been one of my favourite books, and fortunately it hasn't lost any of its magic in the years since I read it last. I hope I'll have time to reread "The Valley of the Horses" soon too.

5 Apr 2008

Hollywood Crows - Joseph Wambaugh

Hollywood Crows is a mixture between a short story collection and a novel, but unlike "Evacuation Plan", here it actually works. It was disturbing, but interesting.