Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Reading Wednesday

This last month has been crazy busy for me in reading part of my life. I have flown through some great and different books.

First I have been and am continuing to read The Centurion’s Wife by Janette Oak and Davis Bunn. In the past I have truly enjoyed Janette Oak’s books and this one is no different. It has been a great relief from my normal reads. In genre, it is Christian fiction, but to me it almost seems like a glimpse into ancient history. I am excited to finish it and continue to the next two!

I have enjoyed the Twilight Saga in the past so I just had to pick up the newly released Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide by Stephanie Meyer. This is actually a pretty neat read; it goes over everything you could ever imagine and every detail of the books. If you have read the books or seen the Twilight movies – pick this one up!

My Autobiography of the month, I have not officially begun. I am excited to hear what Meat Loaf has to say in To Hell and Back. While watching Meat on Celebrity Apprentice these last few weeks, I feel that I have gotten to know him pretty well. I hope this book gives me a quick look into his past also. I hear he talks a lot about Texas!

In the last 10 years, one of my favorite book series has been James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club. Last week the 10th in the series came out. Well, I had started the 9th but not finished it. Other people are in line to read the 10th so I hurried to finish 9 and read 10. It felt so good and comfortable visiting these characters again because I have known them for a decade! I also truly enjoyed the ending of this one, I can only hope for an 11th!

And now to the best book I have read in a very long time. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It’s exciting, but incredibly disturbing all at the same time. The Hunger Games is about North America in the future, split into 12 Districts, and called Panem. Every year every 12-18 year old is haunted by the reaping where 2 of them from each district are chosen for the Hunger Games. This life and death game kept me at rapt attention from beginning to end! The moment I finished I downloaded the next one onto my Kindle – Catching Fire

They had me at “Primrose Everdeen”


What have you been reading lately?!


The Engineer said...

I just finished Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and immediately downloaded the second (of three), The Wise Man's Fear. Very good fantasy. If you're a fan of anything in that realm, then you should enjoy this.

I was pleased to see The Hunger Games on your list. This has gotten high praise from a number of critics, and I am planning to read it at some point.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're reading Hunger Games. Each book gets better. I finished Mockingjay in 2 days! They are an amazing series. I have started reading 13 Blue Envelopes. Give it a look, it has kept my inner travel nerd going. So glad to read your post!

EngineersFalcon said...

Ok - so I am not reading a whole lot these days. I finished "Gunn's Golden Rules" by Tim Gunn. Lots of fun fashion-world related stories.

I am working through Name of the Wind. Good book, though I am not one for suspense, even the little bit this one holds.

I have started to read "The Knitter's Companion" from Interweaves. It has 2 DVDs with it. It is a stitch dictionary.

Man I sound like a freak!

For school we are reading two GREAT missionary biographies - "And the Word Came with Power" and "Catching their Talk in a Box." Either would be good for adults as well as children.

For fun I am reading to them "Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg." We are listening to Arthur books in the car and Fairy books of course.

The first few months of the year we listened to the first the Anne of Green Gables books. I am in love.

So that about wraps it up I think.

EngineersFalcon said...

Let the Games begin.