I’ve been working my way through Ken Follett’s 900+ page tome Winter of the World, which is enjoyable, but still takes a long time to actually finish. So, I’ve got a couple of old book reviews for you this week.
I picked up this Anne Perry book because of the library’s summer reading program. They did a bingo card with different genres in each square, and I needed a mystery. Anne Perry has quite a few books published, so I decided to try one of her books for my mystery square.
Length: 384 pages
Setting: 1914, England Continue reading
I was made aware of this book when we did WWI for American History Club. There is an amazing amount of good literature about WWII, but not near so many stories about WWI. When I was looking for kids books, I got some suggestions for adult books. This was one of them. I picked it now because I’m trying to round out my Alphabet Reading Challenge for the year. I’m at the phase where I’m picking books off my list that fill holes in the alphabet.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 985 pages (oh so close to getting that 1000+ tag)
Setting: England, France, Germany, Russia, and the U.S., 1911-1924
Font: Warnock Pro Continue reading
Genre: WWI nonfiction
Length: 440 pages of text, 511 pages total
Setting: mostly France, August of 1914
Interest: It’s a classic WWI book. I’ve read a lot about WWII and I’m trying to learn more about WWI. Continue reading
Genre: middle grade memoir/adventure (I don’t think its fiction)
Length: 192 pages
Setting: a small town in Wisconsin in 1917
Interest: I was looking for a relatively short audiobook for a gymnastics trip. I’d heard of the story and thought Miss Adventure would enjoy the animal story. Continue reading
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 470 pages
Setting: Italy and American, early 1900s
Interest: It was chosen for book club Continue reading
Subtitle: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Genre: historical nonfiction
Length: 353 pages of story, 430 pages total
Setting: 1915, mostly on the Lusitania, but also on the U-20, and in London and Washington, D.C.
Interest: I saw the book reviewed and highly recommended in two places I trust in short succession. I decided it was worth putting on my reading list. I was in the mood for some nonfiction, this was in the new book section at the library, so I picked it up. Continue reading
I had to give a final exam last night from 8-10pm which cut into my blogging time, so I’m getting this blog up this morning instead.
Subtitle: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala.
Genre: adventure fiction
Setting: various locations around the world, 1912-1918
Interest: I had seen the book reviewed on a GeekDad post as a cross between Rudyard Kipling and Tintin – old-fashioned adventure fiction at it’s best. It sounded interesting. I read it sooner rather than later because it gave me an “X, Y, or Z” title for my alphabet challenge. Continue reading