Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday Reads - 3rd Edition (A Day Late)

Well, my computer is 100 percent dead. There is absolutely no point in fixing it. Last time this happened I fell WAY behind in reviews, so I am going to try and use a computer whenever the chance presents itself this time around. I am going to buy a new computer, but probably won't order it until Monday. So, not sure how long everything is going to take. On the one hand, I am excited, but on the other hand I am not too happy this is happening now!

Currently Reading:

I am going to pretend it is still Friday because I actually finished two of these books today...

The Legacy by Katherine Webb - An e-book from NetGalley. I started it yesterday and it is pretty good so far! It takes place in the modern time and then flips back to their ancestor at the beginning of the 20th-century. They hint around about what 'The Legacy' is, but they haven't elaborated yet. It is the story of two sisters who have inherited their grandmothers house. Then it flashes back, so far, to the time of their great-grandmother. She was brought up in an upper class lifestyle and then finds herself living on the newly settled frontier.

The Iron Throne by Caitlin Kittredge - I am not sure where I heard of this... It is Steampunk and has Aoife Grayson as the main character. There is a lot of interesting things go on in this book so far. It is a bit of adventure story with a mystery twist. I am hoping it will be great all the way through.

The Things We Cherished by Pam Jenoff - I have heard of Pam Jenoff for a long time, but never read heard. I enjoy this book so far as it changes between the modern time and the time of the Holocaust they are exploring in the modern period. So far it is as good as the reviews I have seen of it that lead me to read it in the first place. I am hoping the Holocaust will be explored a bit more and the people from that time and before it.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett - FINALLY! I was waiting for the hype to die down a bit, but now I want to see the movie when it comes out. This is totally my sort of book and I am loving it so far! I think it is pretty common, so I won't get into the details.

There is no Dog by Meg Rosoff - A creative story as always from Rosoff! Since I have technically finished this now I will wait for details in the review.

The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman - I am not sure what I thought of this book. It was good, but I am not a huge fan of romances, so I am not sure. I will explore more in my review.


  1. I've been hearing a lot about the Iron Throne and wanted to check it out. So I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about it

  2. Hope you get your computer soon!

  3. I have read both The Help and The Things We Cherished. I loved the first, and the second I liked, but didn't love. The Things We Cherished was a little too heavy on the romance for me but overall I thought it was a good read. I certainly would love to have a clock like the one described in the book :)

  4. Sorry to hear about your computer troubles! I just picked up The Iron Thorn from the library and cannot wait to read it. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts when you finish!

  5. That stinks about your computer! I would mourn a bit if mine bit the dust and with a wedding rehearsal dinner, fall property taxes, and some house updates I wouldn't know where the $$ would come from to get a new one. Hope you order something you like and that it comes fast!!

  6. I had no idea The Help was going to be such a big hit. Hilarious to me, how all the popular books are now being made into film. I guess so the people who don't read have something worthy to watch. Anyway, the book never struck me as incredible, but I'm happy for the author's success.

    Sad about your computer, though. :(
    Stupid technology...

  7. Eek! I'm sorry to hear about your computer. :(

  8. **Starr: It is pretty good so far!

    **joanna: Thanks! Me too!

    **TheBookGirl: I know what you mean about the romance in The Things We Cherished. Not entirely what I was expecting from the book, but still not terrible. The Help was REALLY good, though!

    **samantha: The Iron Throne is pretty good so far!

    **Staci: I am going to try and pay for it in an installment plan. I don't really have the extra money to buy it outright.

    **Bellezza: It was a good book, though, and the previews for the movie look good enough that the cc told me he would come see it. So, that works for me!

    **Eva: Thanks!


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