Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Red Tent by Anita Diamont

10/10 - The mention of the word 'biblical' always makes me nervous. I start imagining pages of So and So beget So and So, then So and So beget So and So and so on and so forth. Although there is quite a lot of begetting in this book, the story is so beautiful and touching it is easily forgotten. I can't believe I waited so long to read it. There are so many key elements; love, mysterious places, different times, strong female characters. Working in labor and delivery gave me special perspective, although I think most women who have gone through childbirth appreciate midwives stories. This book earns a place on my highly recommended list.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tangerine Dream by Ken Douglas and Jack Stewart

1/10 - Ooooohhhh Puke! Was this book written by a 15 year old porn addict or what? Lesbian twin sisters!?! I've never read a more ridiculous story line in all my life. For the love of Pete! I don't know how this book got such good reviews. It was a title that kept coming up on my Listmania searches on Amazon, so I put it on my Fiction Lover's Challenge List for this year. That is the ONLY reason I finished it. I can feel the bile rising in my throat even now as I look at the cover.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

7/10 - A pleasant, quick little read. I did enjoy some of the more heartwarming parts, but I found it, overall, incredibly cliche'. This was over the top even for the sap queen here. I liked the author's writing style. It was very comfortable, like sitting and listening to your Grandpa tell a story. I just wish there was something, anything, original in the story.

Friday, September 07, 2007

The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory

8/10 - Again, I'm surprised to find myself liking historical fiction. It has never appealed to me, but I've picked up a few highly recommended books of the genre and I've not been dissappointed. I think it's especially poignant to read as a women. You can't help feeling appreciative of how far women have come. I was a little daunted by the length, but the author really kept the story moving. A very entertaining read.