Tuesday, January 25, 2011

91 - The Silver Chair

I don't know whether it's because this is the 5th narnia book i've read, or whether clive was getting a bit over it...but i found this quite predictable....it wasn't really suspensful at all. The characters were nothing new - I did like the Marsh-Wiggle though.
The first 3 chronicles are defo worth reading, and I'm hoping the last one will be too.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dave at Night - Gail Carson Levine

I really liked this book, not too sad for me to handle. It's about Dave who's 11. His dad suddenly dies & no one in the family can afford to look after him so he gets sent to an orphanage. It's based on the author's own dad. Some lovely characters and New York during the 20s sounds awesome.
She's a very interesting writer.

I've gotta double check - but I think I'm up to my final 10!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Di Morrissey - Tears of the Moon

I finally got round to reading Di Morrissey. Man, what an effort - it exhausted me. She's obviously a fan of researching her topics thoroughly - i found all the info about pearling and Broome in the early days of colonisation very interesting....but once again it comes back to the characters for me...and while the women were all smart or beautiful or gutsy...it just didn't seem natural.
Really gave me the urge to revisit Western Australia though:)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Obernewtyn - Isobelle Carmody

I've never read any Isobelle Carmody, but I know she's written heaps - fantasy really isn't my fave genre. But I liked this because it had talking (sort of) animals and a powerful heroine and a possible love interest. Sometimes it was a bit hard to keep track of all the characters and who was good and who was evil. The reading minds ability and the link to the "machines" was also a little confusing. But I'm keen to read the next one - I know she started to write this book when she was in high school and it took years - it's obviously well thought out.

Monday, January 3, 2011

more marian keyes - watermelon

ok - i just wanted something light, but i think this will be the last m.k. i read for awhile. she thinks she's all that...she actually had her main character dissing other chick lit writers...take a look in the mirror woman!
anyhoo this is about a woman whose husband leaves her the day she gives birth so she moves back in with her family in dublin...her quirky family are cool, but it all ends up a little too convenient...she very easily loses all her baby weight & hooks up with the hottest guy in town...and her husband turns out to be a loser...
anyway...fine holiday fun...