Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Three book review

I need to write a review of three books together. I don't have time this morning, but I'm putting this up so I don't forget. The last three books I read all tie together: The Known World, The Kingdom of Ohio, and Kindred. It was an interesting string of books and I need to talk about them.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Second Nature

For a really good review of the book Second Nature by Michael Pollan, go here.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Book Review: Her Fearful Symmetry

Her Fearful Symmetry (Hardcover) by Audrey Niffenegger Her Fearful Symmetry

This was one of those books I grabbed off the shelf at the library because it looked intriguing. And it was. I was even liking it pretty well for the first half, even though the characters aren't very likeable. During the second part of the book, I kept reading because I felt like I had to know what was going to happen, even though I had a really bad feeling and wasn't sure that I wanted to know.

I suppose I'm not sorry I read it. It wasn't bad. The writing was good, and it did keep me engrossed during a couple of hours waiting in the car, but I can't say I liked it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Book Review: Powder and Patch

I love Georgette Heyer, and this book was a lot of fun, very light and comedic. Set earlier than many of her books, in the mid-eighteenth century, and partially in pre-revolutionary France, Powder and Patch had a slightly different feel than her many Regency romances. I especially enjoyed her description of the men's clothing.

I am not generally a fan of romances, but Heyer's books, written in the early 20th century are good, old-fashioned fun.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Book Review: Julie and Julia

I've have been wanting to read Julie and Julia by Julie Powell for months, and have had it on hold at the library for quite a while.

What a disappointment it was. I love food & cooking. I love memoirs. But I found Julie so grating and her writing so uninspired that I could hardly stand to finish the book. I did it, but by the end I couldn't wait to be finished.