March 1, 2007
Book 13 for the year was also one of the selections off of my A-Z Project. Flowers For Algernon was an amazing book and I am horrified that it took me so long to finally read it. What a wonderful and heartbreaking story. It was amazing watching Charlie’s transformation from a barely functioning mentally handicapped man to a genius of epic proportions. The conclusion of the story had me reading furiously to the end even though the bathtub I was sitting in had long since drained of water. If you haven’t read this classic yet, what are you waiting for?
Veil Of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald was a book I picked up based purely on the fact that I know the author through an email group that I’m a part of. When I saw the book on the shelf I thought I’d show my support and pick up a copy. I couldn’t have known how much I’d absolutely love this story! I have little post-it notes sprinkled all through its pages marking passages I particularly loved. At a later date, I hope to come back and review the book in more detail. In the meantime, go buy it and come back and talk to me about it.
I’ve been trying to read some of the books I’ve purchased recently as well as the books off my reading list, but this particular trilogy of books by Nora Roberts was staring at me from my bookshelf and they were quite insistent that they be read before I grabbed anything else. As I read through Dance Upon The Air I could have have sworn I’d read it before, but it was still hazy enough that I couldn’t be sure. I am sure, however, that I hadn’t already read Heaven And Earth or Face The Fire. I enjoyed the trilogy, but it’s not one that I’ll rave about it and force upon unsuspecting readers everywhere. The magic element was very well written, but something about Nora Roberts bothers me. I just can’t lay my finger on it.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips never disappoints me and her newest book, Natural Born Charmer was no exception. Blue was a real, fun heroine and the football star with secrets made a great hero. I can’t wait until she puts out a new book…. please write faster!
Last for the month was The Birth House by Ami McKay. The B on my A-Z reading list, it was a good read, but another one of those books that leaves me feeling like there’s something I’m missing. It felt almost as though the ending was too trite. It was too wrapped up for the subject matter. I would still recommend reading it and I’ve love to chat about it.
This month has left me a bit sad about my reading. Not only did I not accomplish as much as I had hoped, but nothing really struck me after Veil Of Roses. I loved the Susan Elizabeth Phillips book, but that was no surprise. I think I wanted another novel to sneak up behind me and knock me out with its wow factor. Unfortunately that didn’t happen.
So 2 months and 19 books down, 10 months and 85 books to go.