I’m in the middle of another 1000+ page book, and trying to keep up with Mr. Curiosity’s reading of Plato’s Republic, so I’m a bit behind on finishing books right now. That means, I’ve just got another old book review for today. This one I picked up at the library’s used book store (back when I was willing to bring more random books into the house). I recognized the author’s name and that was enough for me!
Length: 341 pages
Setting: England, 1980s Continue reading
I needed a quick read and have enjoyed her books before so I decided to pick up the first book involving Eve my library had. I managed to find the second book.
Length: 355 pages
Setting: Georgia, present day Continue reading
I’ve got new books to add to all the reading lists this week. Let’s start with my books. Unbound Worlds had two posts about books to read from different decades, the 1980s and the 1990s. I pretty much want to read any series from the lists I haven’t read yet. For the 1980s, I’ve only read Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn (in fact, I happen to own the book). I have started the Belgariad series, starting with Pawn and Prophecy, by David Eddings. I think the same week I saw this post, my friend strongly recommended the book. I’ve read quite a few of the 1990s recommendations, although most of them I haven’t read in over a decade. We’ll see if I revisit any of them for my next reread challenge.
A book for me and Mr, Curiosity is Any Weir’s new book, Artemis. I loved The Martian so much, I’d pretty much read anything by him, but the Penguin Random House newsletter that brought the book to my attention described it as a heist story set on the moon. Yes please! By the way, if you follow that link before October 10th, you can be entered into a sweepstakes to win a bunch of books from NYC Comic Con, including this one.
And for Miss Adventure (but I’m pretty sure Mr. Curiosity and I would enjoy the books as well), I’ve got The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu, the first book in the Cronus Chronicles. This is a Greek mythology/Percy Jackson read-alike. With as much as we all enjoy the Percy Jackson series, another book full of Greek mythology is always a safe bet. A post on Lifehacker about how to get boys to read girls’ books brought this to my attention.
So, how do the books look to you? Anything else I should put on my reading list or share with my kids?
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This week’s been a little crazy, with play practice going until 10pm and a Warm Showers guest visiting last night, so I haven’t been able to get reviews posted as regularly. But, here’s another book review from our vacation.
The family needed a four-hour or so audiobook to finish up our drive home from Baltimore. My husband picked this one out as being safe. This is the second NUMA Files book. I read the seventh one, The Navigator, years ago, so I was familiar with the characters. Even Mr. Curiosity has read some Clive Cussler, so we knew it would be full of adventure and not too many adult situations that would be child-inappropriate.
Length: 416 pages
Setting: various locations in North and South America, 1990s Continue reading
My father read it and passed it on to me as a fun spy novel.
Genre: thriller/spy novel
Length: 574 pages
Setting: Washington, D. C. and Afghanistan, early 2000s Continue reading
I picked this book up from the new books pile at the library looking for an easy vacation read (which will tell you how long ago I read the book). It also crossed off a topic bingo square for the summer reading program that year.
Length: 448 pages Continue reading
I picked this book up at the library’s book sale. I had enjoyed The Spy Who Came In From the Cold so I figured this would be a safe purchase.
Length: 388 pages
Setting: Europe, 1960s Continue reading