Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Glass--Ellen Hopkins

Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Year Published: 2007

Pages: 688

Rating: 3/5

"Life was radical right after I met the monster."

In Hopkin's sequel to Crank, Kristina is trying to stay clean and raise her son, Hunter. But her old lifestyle and the drugs beckon, and the lure becomes too strong. Like the first, it is written as a series of poems that tell the narrator's story. And like the first, it is an interesting, easy, but not-too-phenomenal read.

Book a week #: 15

Challenge/s: Young Adult

Date read: 3/2/09

The Two Towers--J.R.R. Tolkien

Genre: Fantasy
Year Published: 1965

Pages: 368

Rating: 4/5

"Aragorn sped up on the hill."

I liked this book better than the first one and I'm not quite sure why. Maybe because I already knew the characters and the plot thus far, so it was easier to get into. Or maybe by the middle of his book Tolkien really started firing it up. Whatever it is, I really enjoyed this one, and am looking forward to the final book.

Book a week # 14

Challenge/s: TBR, 1% Well Read

Date read: 3/1/09

Saturday, April 4, 2009

life with one arm...

This is not a book review, although that sounds like a book title! This is an update on my lack of blogging. I fractured my right arm at my son's school fundraiser. One moment I was gaily sailing past the PTA moms, turning to wave--the next I was down on the ice, nauseous with pain. The arm is getting better (its been a week), but still not usable--and I am right handed. I have about 8 books to catch up on reviews for, and I'm going to try to get to them in the next week. The good thing is I'm getting pretty good at typing with just my left hand!

Another book giveaway by Teddy Rose--Girls in Trucks...

I just saw this book at Women and Children First, and thought it looked interesting. And now here comes Teddy Rose giving five copies away! Click here to read more and enter!