Archive for December 2010

12.30.2010

Faithful Place by Tana French

I have to start this with I am a true Tana French fan! I enjoyed her earlier books, In the Woods and The Likeness. Faithful Place explores a character from the other books who was a supporting character but is now the primary. Frank Mackey is forced to return to his roots in Dublin’s inner [...]

12.22.2010

The Titan’s Curse

The third installment, The Titan’s Curse, of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series was a really good book. After finishing the third book I am still excited about the story and cannot wait to read the next book. Throughout the series these books have not had any point where the story has become dry or boring. [...]

12.21.2010

Christmas Mourning by Margaret Maron

Christmas Mourning was a solid installment in Maron’s long running series featuring Judge Deborah Knott and her extended family. I wouldn’t use this as an introduction to the series since there are too many characters and places to learn, but it works as a continuation. The mystery to be solved centers a cheerleader from the [...]

12.20.2010

The Icing on the Cupcake by Jennifer Ross

This was one of the most oddly-written books I’ve ever encountered.  Depending on which chapter you’re reading, the book is written from the perspective of the main character and the main character’s grandmother.  This book, the way it’s written, sounds as if the author wanted to write a cookbook but didn’t have enough recipes and [...]

12.20.2010

Irredeemable

I have been reading the comic series by Boom Studios entitled Irredeemable by Mark Waid and Peter Krause.  I have made it to volume three of the series and found it to be very entertaining.  The premise is Earth’s greatest superhero, The Plutonian, has somehow snapped and is now Earth’s greatest enemy.  Over the three [...]

12.17.2010

The Sea of Monsters

I have just finished part two of Rick Riordan’s series with Percy Jackson entitled The Sea of Monsters. The book picks up where the Lightning Thief ended. It is now a year later and Percy is about to finish school and return to camp Half-blood for the summer when on the last day of school [...]

12.13.2010

The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan reminds me of a previous book I just read, Mortal Coils.  This is one of the fastest books I have ever read and enjoyed it the whole way through.  The main character is Percy Jackson.  Growing up Percy has had a troubled childhood, not knowing who his father is [...]

12.10.2010

The Ape House by Sara Gruen

Sara Gruen follows her bestseller, Water for Elephants, with Ape House. Although both deal with animals, Ape House is very different. In Ape House, the main character, Isabel, works with bonobos, studying language acquisition. The lab is bombed, and the university which owns the apes sells them. Isabel is gravely injured in the attack. She [...]

12.9.2010

“Get Lucky” by Katherine Center

I liked this book because it’s realistic.  The things in this book could very easily happen to anyone.  This is another read that I couldn’t stop reading.  All of us, or most of us, have ruined something in our lives via something we put on the Internet, or something we emailed to someone.  The main [...]

12.6.2010

A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

As this book starts, you think that you are in for a cupcake of a book like the “cupcake dresses” that adorn the walls of vintage clothing store, but this book deals with much larger themes. The main character Phoebe has just opened a vintage clothing store after working for the auction house Sotheby’s. The [...]

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