Saturday, October 17, 2009

Six Sentence Saturday

Welcome to Six Sentence Saturday.
Where I try to express my thoughts on recent reads using only 6 sentences!!!!.
At the end of each review I will post a
rating scale of 1-5 using the cute and original (lol) Playing Cards.
Rating scale will be as follows:
5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Glad I read but no big deal
2 of Hearts- Why did I finish this?
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)
Moon & Sun: The Ruby Key (Book One) by Holly Lisle
I have to say that I really, really enjoyed this book! I don't even know where I heard of it from, but I got it from the library and thought that the writing was really well done. I enjoyed the characters and the setting and looking forward to the next book in the trilogy. Even though it has been a few months since I read this book, the story is still in my mind, which is a mark of a good book. This was my first read by Lisle, but it hopefully won't be the last! I recommend it!

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
I read this because I have heard good things about it and wanted to see what all the hype was about. I liked it overall, but it wasn't my general type of read. I like books with a bit more action, and this book was more about thinking. I also didn't really like the ending and thought the book could be a bit longer, but at the same time it worked for the story. That's not to say that I didn't like the book, though. I am glad I read it and would probably read more from Petterson if the chance presented itself.
Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
I made a plan to read all of Vonnegut's novels, but this is the only one I have accomplished so far! It is probably one of his most famous books, but while I am sure it was ground-breaking when it came out, I didn't find it was anything extraordinary. I remember that I read it, but it didn't have any lasting impression on me. I still plan to read more from him, but I wish the first book that I chose was a bit more memorable. I do like his writing style, though. The story just didn't blow me away, and I suppose that is okay.

Babymouse: Our Hero by Jennifer Holm (Book 2)
BabyMouse: Beach Babe by Jennifer L. Holm (Book 3)
I think the Babymouse books are so cute! The library didn't have the first one, but it didn't really seem to matter. The books are about the same characters, but the story isn't such that you have to have read the one before it in order to understand the next one. The art and the story are very simplistic in nature, but that made them enjoyable. I keep meaning to carry on with the series, but never think of it when I am browsing the library website. They are a very quick read, though, and would be perfect for a read-a-thon setting!

The Missing Book One: Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
This was actually a very interesting first book to a trilogy! My biggest problem with it was that this book seemed to be all about setting everything up, and then when things were ready to be played out it was to be continued in book two. So, this book starts a really interesting idea and has interesting characters, but I don't think it can really stand on its own. I feel like you need to read the rest in order to be able to fully say anything about the first book, which is rather annoying, but also a very good money-making idea for publishers! I did enjoy it, though, and look forward to when the library has a copy of the sequel. Margaret Haddix is an author I have been meaning to read for a while, and I think this was a good introduction to her work!

I use Six Sentence Saturday as a way to catch-up on all the books I haven't reviewed this year! What are some books (or a book) that you haven't reviewed this year and really should? Try and review them in six sentences in the comments!


  1. What a great idea! I checked out Babymouse 10 from the library this week. If I can save it, I'll read it for the read-a-thon. It's such a great series for kids to read.

    You're making me put the rest of the books on my TBR list.

  2. I hadn't even heard of Moon & Sun before, but needless to say, now I want it :P And sorry that the Vonnegut didn't quite work for you!

  3. Vasilly: Babymouse would be good for the read-a-thon. I will have to move on in that series, soon!

    Ana: Moon & Sun was good. I see the sequel is out now, but the library hasn't bought it yet. Will have to suggest it!

  4. I've never felt the desire to read Vonnegut, thanks for doing it for me!! LOL! My school library has The Ruby Key and Haddix's newest series so now I think I must get to these sometime soon!! Great reviews!

  5. I really loved Out Stealing Horses. I love the 6 sentence reviews as well; thanks

  6. Yeah I've been told that while Slaughter House Five is one of this most famous novels it is not necessarily his best. I've never read it myself.

    However, I would try Cat's Cradle next. I LOVED that one!

  7. I really want to read Out Stealing Horses. And maybe someday I'll read Slaughterhouse Five. I have another of the author's books on my shelf to try one of these days. Mother Night, I think it's called.

  8. Everything looks good, but I'm especially interested in the one by Holly Lisle. :D

  9. Staci: The Ruby Key and the Haddix were really good!

    Diane: Out Stealing Horses was good, but I didn't love it...

    Vanessa: I plan to read Cat's Cradle very soon.

    Wendy: Out Stealing Horses was a good read.

    Alice: I really liked the Holly Lisle book.


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