Salt

January 30, 2011 at 11:20 pm (book review) (, )

Salt takes place in a world ruled by the Company , with the aim of making money. Society is highly stratified. It is not our world, but it is not an unfamiliar world. Hari, from the Burrows, must save his father from the Deep Salt. Pearl, from the Company, must save her self from an unwanted marriage. When they meet, they have to save much more.

I found myself impatient when I read this book. Partly because I felt like I could see what was happening, but more because the tension kept mounting. The ending was very satisfying, and yet I am happy there is a second book. Which I must go order now.

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book list 3

January 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm (book review, fun) ()

We had a house concert last Saturday — so there was a ton and half of work to be done. Much lees reading time, but I did read two.

Blameless by Gail Carriger– happily the ending was not a cliff hanger , because book four isn’t out until June or july.

I also read The Candidates by Inara Scott. YA and sadly too YA for me to read the next book. the ending was really good , but it draggggeed . premise: girl who is pretty ordinary has a special power . Suddenly offer a scholarship to a great school , she doesn’t know why — but we do And we wait and wait and wait for it to be discovered. With all the additional teen age drama . Not a horrid book, but not a YA book for adults.

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book list 2

January 18, 2011 at 6:41 am (books, vampires) ()

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan mayberry Zombies — see below

iDrakula by Bekka Black. A reteling of dracula using text and email. silly , but fun

Changeless by Gail Carriger . This is the second book in the Parasol Protectorate series. i expected to want to read the third , not Need the third book now

and I just finished Songs for a Teenage nomad by Kim Culbertson. A quick read , compelling story about a 15 yr old girl whose mom is always on the move . She thinks she knows why, but she doesn’t really. Ernest, a little movie of the week , but pretty good

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Zombies

January 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm (books, Uncategorized) ()

Zombies  are  not  my  monsters .   They  are  boring.   They  just  run  around brainlessly   eating  people.  but  now  I’ve  read  three  good  zombie  books.

The  first  was World  War  Z  , by  Max  Brooks    which  an  episodic,  vegnet  style  book  using  reports,  news paper  accounts,  diaries  entries  to  tell  the  story  of  a  war  against  zombies.

The second  was  Feed by  Mira  Grant. which  was  more  of  a  political  thriller  after  we  created a  world  full of  zombies.

 

And I  just  finished Rot  and  Ruin by  Jonathan  Marberry.  it  is  a  YA  book  where  the  kids – just  remember  the  zombie  uprising.   and while  the  zombies are still,  zombies  – it adds  the  humanity  back to monsters.   A  really  good  compelling  story

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Cauliflower

January 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm (food, niles) ()

I  love  cauliflower,  it  is  such a versatile vegetable.   Last  night  I  had  it as a soup  at  the Essanay Cafe . At home I often eat it steamed or stir fried. Or mashed like potatoes with cheddar cheese. tomorrow I am getting roasted cauliflower turnovers from The Niles Pie Company .

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book list

January 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm (books, social networking, vampires) (, )

So My sister mentioned how many books she read this year and I didn’t keep track this year for the first time in a long time. But I do know I read less than my usual 100 or so books. Way less . And it is the fault of facebook . Mostly because I just poke at t he computer — for ‘just a few more minutes’ which ends up in me heading to the bedroom just a little later, which means very little reading before sleep. So I thought I’d keep a rough list here and see if I can bump the number back up if the books are staring at me

this year so far:

Bad kitty by Micheele Jaffe riduculous, fun ya mystory in Vegas

Souless by Gail Carriger Vampire/werewolf/romance/ stempunk mystery – fun

and I am alomost finished with

The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Caherine Jinks – a little more real than the other two.

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