Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Prince and the Pauper

Title: The Prince and the Pauper
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
ISBN: 9781441795991
Why Read?: For Fun
Challenges: Audio Book, Historical Fiction, Free Reads, Author Alphabet, 100 Books in a Year

Thoughts:  I think I just did not like the style, or maybe it is because I knew the concept of the story, but I had a very hard time pay attention to this one even though I liked the narrator's voice and he did an great job narrating.  I tried reading it when I was younger, and could not get into it then, either.

Rating: 2 stars

Stacking the Shelves: 7/20-7/26

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Alder-Olsen

Requested from Paperback Swap:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Silken Prey by John Sandford

Bought at Barnes & Noble:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: 7/13-7/19

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Fire Wish by Amber Lough
The Year of Chasing Dreams by Lurlene McDaniel
Visions by Kelley Armstrong
Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

First Reads from Goodreads:
Zandra's Journey by Darron Contryman

Requested from Paperback Swap:
Look What God Is Doing! by Dick Eastman

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: 7/6-7/12

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Graveyard Book Volume 1 by  Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell
Extremities by David Lubar

Won:
Variant by Robinson Wells
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Havoc by Jeff Sampson

Bought on Amazon:
The Chill of Night by James Hayman
Cold Sacrifice by Leigh Russell

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The False Prince

Title: The False Prince
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
ISBN: 978054577222
Why Read?: For Fun
Challenges: Audio Book, Free Reads, Author Alphabet, 100 Books in a Year

Thoughts:  While, as usual, I was able to pick out the twist almost from the start, I loved this.  The intrigue makes for a highly entertaining listen, and Sage's personality keeps the reader coming back.

Rating: 5 stars

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: 6/29-7/5

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini
Skin of the Wolf by Sam Cabot

Bought on Amazon:
Nothing Real Vol. 2 by Claire Needell

The Emperor's Soul

Title: The Emperor's Soul
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Tachyon
ISBN: 978-1-61696-092-6
Why Read?: Book Club
Challenges: Free Reads, 100 Books in a Year

Thoughts:  This is a perfect novella.  The characters are all complete, the story is well-paced, and the end is satisfying but really makes you think. 

Rating: 5 stars