Wednesday, April 02, 2014

February Reads

Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson - 2/5/2014
Excellent - Fiction - 300 pages (Print)
Single mom Shandi and her young son are taken hostage in a gas station robbery along with William Ashe who steps in to protect the child, an act that has long-reaching consequences.
I wanted to read something that wasn't required and found this at the library. I enjoyed it!

Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson - 2/11/2014
Excellent - Non-fiction - 208 pages (Audio)
Concise biography describing the facts we actually know about William Shakespeare and how his plays were written. Bill Bryson has a conversational and amusing tone.
Bill Bryson's book on houses intrigued me so when I saw this one on Shakespeare, I snatched it up. OK, ordered it from interlibrary loan. Short and really interesting!

The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton (completed by Marion Mainwaring) - 2/15/2014
Good - Classic - 406 pages (Print)
Several rich American girls travel to England to find husbands but the happily-ever-after endings don't come easily.
Book club selection for February. I had seen the movie already, so found the book easy to read.

Divergent by Veronica Roth - 2/23/2014
Good - Young Adult - 487 pages (Kindle)
In a futuristic dystopian Chicago, Beatrice Prior must choose a faction to align herself with. Does she stay with her family and all she's ever known, or does she break away and follow a different path?
Well, this one is a quandary. I did read it quickly and found it mildly interesting. Not enough to seek out and read the two sequels, though. This was also a book club selection and we went to the theater to see the movie, which I enjoyed. 

What are you reading?

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