Wednesday, March 9, 2011

5 More down

I know, I know... the 5 of you who read my blog are all wondering what happened to my winter reading. I had big plans and long lists of books but I barely made a dent. I did manage to finish 5 more books and the program ends tuesday, so I got 2 entries into the grand prize drawing(cross your fingers for me)

Long Live the Queen by Ellen Emerson White : I really enjoyed this one, the 3rd in the series. Meg is kidnapped. She overcomes.

A View From Saturday By E.L. Konigsburg : How did I ever miss this one when i was younger?? I think it came out when I was in high school, I must have not noticed. I loved The Mixed up files by the same author, and this one did not disappoint. I loved the themes and the unity of the characters.

Maisie Dobbs By Jaqueline Winspear : My mom and sister have been recommending this series for quite some time. The book takes place in England during and following WWI. Maisie Dobbs is a investigator who really captured my interest and made the book(s) very addicting.

Birds of a Feather By Jacqueline Winspear : The second book about Maisie Dobbs. She is investigating the deaths of 3 young women, seemingly unrelated, and the disappearance of another young women. This book seemed a little more daring than the first, maybe it was just the character growing.

Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear : Book three about Maisie Dobbs. This one was even more intriguing. The great thing, for me, about these books is that there are enough obvious clues that I can figure out parts of the mystery and feel smart but not so many clues that I have the whole thing figured out by the end. She always sneaks in a surprise at the end.

I started the books by Marcus Zuzak but didn't care for them. I returned them to the library with out reading them. I still have What the Dog Saw, after renewing it twice, and I hope to read it before I have to take it back to the library. I just got the last Ellen Emerson White book yesterday and if I can tear myself away from Maisie Dobbs, I plan to read that one next.

So, thats that. I managed to read 10 books in 10 weeks. Come to think of it, thats not too bad. I was kind of feeling bad because i had hoped to read more but now that I look back and realize that it breaks down to a book a week I feel like I accomplished more.