I enjoyed this book a lot more than i had suspected I would when I picked it up. But it only cost me .25 cents so it really was a win win situation. It tells the story of Mary Tudor, who, as you may have guessed from the title, was Henry VIII’s daughter. The book begins her story after henryRead more
Monthly Archives: October 2009
ISBN: 0553148923 really wanted to like this book. How could I not, the synopsis from the back cover makes you want to start reading it: Still Life with Woodpecker is sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines theRead more
I don’t tutor high school students.
It’s funny. I’ve never read any books by Justine Larbaleister but I read her blog and when she recommended My life as a rhombus I guess I was feeling in a suggestible mood because I ordered it right then. And I’m glad I did; its a good solid read, engaging enough to make me delay setting out for the train last Friday evening until I finished it. Course then I had to reread the last chapter because I’d skim-read so much of it.Read more
Sometimes I wonder why I bother to read certain books at all. Why do I make myself finish them? Is it because I believe I’m a bad person and need to be punished? If that’s why I must have done something very bad:”(I cant imagine what…)”: to make myself finish this one.Read more
I’ve noticed recently that I haven’t been blogging all the books that I’ve been reading so this is a bit of a catch up. Let’s start the ball rolling with Lois McMaster Bujold’s The Hallowed Hunt which I mostly read on the flight to America. I’m increasingly finding Bujold to be a writer whose work I thoroughly enjoy but neverRead more
This is not my usual sort of book. But I guess one of the perks of working in a public library means that you can grab something on impulse just because it crossed your desk. Whatever the reason was I started reading this book, which meant that unless it was atrocious I was most likely going to finish. And finish I did, so you can work it out for yourself.Read more