Saturday, March 17, 2007
Books, books, and more books!
First off, since they are books as well as movies, if anyone is the least bit interested in Star Wars or curious as to why I brought it up, click here and you will be brought over to Twisted Kingdom.
In book news, I finished Nefertiti this morning. I have to applaud the book, folks, it was really good and the research that went into it was very apparent! The author has asked that either I repost my review closer to the release or I save the review until then. I think I am going to type it up in the next couple days, but I will post it just before the book is released so people do not forget about it. I know that a lot of people are out there that like historical fiction, and I strongly recommend this one! Apparently there is going to be a sequel, too, so I am very excited to see what happens in that one! I have been pretty unimpressed with my forays into historical fiction lately and have been mostly sticking with fantasy, this book was very much the better of the historical fiction I have read in the last couple years. Do not forget about it, I will be back in July to remind everyone, but still, very worthwhile read!
Then, yesterday, I got books in the mail. Four to be exact. Two I bought for myself, and two were gifts. I got:
Beatrix Potter by Linda Lear I first heard about this book on A Fair Substitute for Heaven and I was very interested to give it a read because for how amazing a children's writer Beatrix Potter was, she really does not have very many books out about her. This is one of the books that was a gift because I was going to wait for it in paperback. I am very happy that I get the chance to read it!
Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett This book is historical fiction. She is being compared with Sharon Kay Penman, and since I liked what I have read from Penman, I thought I would give it a try! This came with the Beatrix Potter book.
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie I have been hearing good things about this book. The sequel came out this month, but I have to read this one first.
Newton's Cannon: Book One of the Age of Unreason J. Gregory Keyes This is an author that I had wanted to read and I heard pretty good things about this, so I figured this was a good place to start.