Monday, October 31, 2011

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire

 I read this to N and T.  A classic.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See

 Turns out the fourth time is the charm . . . this is the first Lisa See book that I have actually liked.  And that cover--I really like the cover.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Exodus by Leon Uris

 At first, I was totally enthralled by the story.  But then the poor writing and one-sided view of history started to get to me.

Note:  The publisher provided me a digital review copy of this book.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Unconquered by Scott Wallace

 Just not that interesting.

Note:  The publisher provided me with a digital review copy of this book.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Westmoreland by Lewis Sorley

Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam
Neither hagiography nor hatchet job, but rather a fascinating portrait of a perplexing man.

The publisher provided me with a digital review copy of this book.

My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira


Saturday, October 08, 2011

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

There ought to be a word for "I'm embarrassed at how much I enjoyed reading this pulp."

And a little backstory:  I was so excited about this book in the months leading up to its release.  And then it was one of the first books to exceed the $9.99 Kindle price--it was $19.99!  I was horrified and waited for the price to go down.  A year later, the paperback was released and they only lowered the Kindle price by $1.00.  I gave up . . . and then when Kindle allowed public library books, it became the first book I checked out. 

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Cruise Confidential by Brian Bruns

 This was fun because he worked on the same ship we just vacationed on.  D and I both read this; we find the behind-the-scenes stuff fascinating.

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