Friday, June 20, 2014

April Reads

Finished 4 books in April.

Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare - 4/2/2014 
Good - Classic 135 pages - Audio 3 hr 14 min
The callow Troilus pines over the unfaithful Cressida against the backdrop of the Trojan War.
Book club selection. We went to see the play. This is not considered one of Shakespeare's best plays, but the performance was entertaining. 

Austenland by Shannon Hale - 4/9/2014 
Good - Chick Lit  194 pages - Print
30-something Jane is given a trip to Austenland to roleplay with Darcy look-alikes, but will the experience match her fantasy?
Another book club selection. LOVED the film. The book was amusing! There is a sequel now - Midnight in Austenland. My favorite Hale book is The Actor and the Housewife, though.

Tempting Fate by Jane Green - 4/15/2014 
Good - Fiction 343 pages - Print
Gabby has been happily married for 20 years but when she meets a younger man, she suddenly feels alive and desirable again. What will happen if she follows her heart?
Felt the need to grab some fiction that wasn't tied to any "must-reads", if that makes sense. This one was enthralling, and I read it fast.

The Book Marketing Bible by Norm Schriever - 4/29/2014 
Excellent - Non-fiction  162 pages - Kindle
Essential marketing strategies for self-published and first-time authors, or any writer looking to skyrocket sales.
Lots of practical and well-explained tips for self-publishing. I got this book free on Kindle, but it would be worth the purchase price!

What are YOU reading?

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