Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Book of a Thousand Days"

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The "Book of a Thousand Days" is amazing. The author, Shannon Hale wrote "Austenland" which I've reviewed on my blog, many months ago. This is the second book of hers that I've read and I'm VERY impressed. I would love to see this book go to film, I think it would be a beautiful movie. I loved that this story took place somewhere other than North America or Europe. The main character Dashti is so strong and yet you feel the burden she carries and you feel for her, if not then you're just plain heartless. I honestly would've never picked this book off the shelf, but it was given to me as a birthday gift and once I started it I COULDN'T put it down. Try it for yourself, I dare you to not like it!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Not GREAT but Okay

So I stayed up until 3am to finish this book last night! I hate when you get all caught up in a book and just can't put it down. The "tasks" that the main character had to do and the romance kept it interesting but the ending , sorry for the term, SUCKED! The book has great potential but ends on a sour note. Had I written this book it would have taken a very different tone, but alas I did not write it. I give this book two and a half stars out of five. Read it if you'd like, but be warned - the ending stinks!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Jane Austen Ruined My Life"

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I stumbled upon this book the other day as I was browsing books on Amazon. The title of course intrigued me and I read several of the customer reviews. The overall review was good, but there were some that found the book disappointing. Still I'm going to give it a try. Isn't the cover catching? I thought so. The book is in the mail and I will let you know if this is a MUST READ or a DON'T BOTHER.