Saturday, March 19, 2011

99 - Once upon a time in the north

I love Phillip Pullman - it's such a nice change to read something well-written! This is a kind of pre-quel to His Dark Materials. It's mainly about Lee Scoresby and his daemon Hester.
About half the size of the other books & very easy to read:)I'm taking a point off because there were only 2 human female characters & one was vapid & the other was hardly in it.

98 - Girls' Night In

I finished this book ages ago...but it was so mundane that I couldn't be bothered adding it to the list.
It's a compilation of short stories, chick-lit if you will. Some are tolerable, but the majority are eye-rollingly bad.
i'll give it 1 star because all profits go to charity.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

97 - Blair Underwood?/!!!

Whilst I was in the library trying to find Slaughterhouse Five which wasn't where it was supposed to be:( I came across a book by Blair Underwood - one of the hottest guys ever. True he co-wrote it, but it was pretty good. It was about an actor (ex gigolo) who hooks up with an old acquaintance then she turns up dead. The cops suspect him, so he sets out to find the real killer.
I think he puts its in the genre of erotic-mystery....weird. Very different from things I usually read, it gave a pretty good (i assume) insight into the african-american rapper's world.
AND it wasn't too violent, like the normal who-dun-its.

oops the title - Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel

96 - Ashling by Isobelle Carmody

Before I started reading this book (which is the 3rd in the Obernewtyn series) I was determined it was gonna be my last fantasy for awhile. I've had my fill of trying to remember all the weirdo names & places. AND the romance that I was reading it for was still miles away from happening - the 2 involved barely saw eachother! But it sucked me in & now i wanna read the 4th:( The animals are probably still my favourite characters & Elspeth's perfection & ability to be fantastic at everything she does is getting a little old. She's also one of those characters that everyone appears to fall in love with - yawn. I probably liked this one best of the series so far, though.