Sunday, July 13, 2008

Christmas In July

Be sure to check out Terra's Christmas In July Contest for the chance to win some great books!

Most appealing TBRs

These are the most tempting books from Mt. TBR at the moment:

- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (finish it, actually, after a pause of almost two years)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
- Neptune Noir (I miss Veronica Mars)
- Det tredje tegnet by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
- Raise the Titanic by Clive Cussler
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- Die Trying by Lee Child
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
- The Judas Strain by James Rollins

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Read in June

16) The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
Read: 31 May - 11 June
Pages: 375
Rating: 4

As always with Fforde, I can't help feeling that he has a little trouble weaving all his wonderful ideas into a continuous storyline. There are so many characters and subplots that they take the focus away from the main plot. I do like the main characters though - the actually feel real despite their obscurity. I liked The Big Over Easy better than this one, but I'll definitely keep reading this series if Fforde keeps writing.

17) In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith
Read: 12 June - 19 June
Pages: 252
Rating: 5

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency book 5
As always, a sweet and warm tale of Mma Ramotswe and her companions.

18) The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Read: 19 June - 28 June
Pages: 285
Rating: 3

Good thing I rad some comments about this book on the forum before starting it, otherwise I would have been disappointed in this series. Now I know there are better things to come. :-) The Colour of Magic didn't impress me by any means, although it was fun and at times interesting. Rincewind the wizard (of sorts) and Twoflower the tourist make a good pair of companions, and I do love the Luggage. However, I thought there was just too many characters and too many things happening, and the whole thing got a bit confusing sometimes. I can see why Pratchett has been compared to Douglas Adams, though. Maybe this wasn't the best introduction to Discworld for me, but it won't keep me from trying other books from the series when they cross my path.

19) Det hvite hotellet by Jo NesbΓΈ
Read: 29 June
Pages: 53
Rating: 4
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