Friday, April 03, 2015

February and March Reads

Warriors: I Bring the Fire Part V by Carolynn Gockel 2/6/2015
Good Fantasy -  301 page Kindle
When tragedy strikes Amy’s beloved mutt Fenrir, and Odin strikes Bohdi’s best friend Steve, they have to work together again. Amy’s knowledge of science, Bohdi’s talents for theft, and both of their survival skills are put to the test. But more than Steve and Fenrir’s lives are at stake. Amy and Bohdi may unlock the key that saves mankind from the gods … or bring about the apocalypse.
This series captivated my interest and even though Loki is no longer a central character, I've kept reading. There is one more installment and a short story to finish up the series. I've purchased them but haven't made time to read them yet, partly because I don't want it to be over.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand 2/14/2015
Excellent Non-fiction - 473 pages Print
Telling an unforgettable story of Louis Zamperini’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.
My 15yo son and I saw the film and were impressed by this story, so I sought out the book to read. My sisters, mom, and aunt all read the book to discuss at our annual weekend together. An enthralling story told well. 

 Saving Grace by Jane Green 3/1/2015
Good Chick Lit - 343 pages Print
Beth McCarthy seems like the perfect assistant for Grace and her famous author husband, but is she too good to be true?
I picked this up at the library when I needed a quick distracting read. 

 The Princess Bride by William Goldman 3/10/2015
Good Young Adult - 512 pages Audio 2 hours 34 minutes
RE-READ (2008) Join Westley the plucky farm boy, Buttercup the beautiful young maiden, Inigo Montoya the driven, embittered swordsman, and many other strange and unusual characters in this swashbuckling tale of good-natured silliness. It is read by Rob Reiner, who directed the motion picture based on this classic tale.
I adore the film. Love it! But the book doesn't quite hit me the same way. Something about the tone of the narrator is too snarky or too condescending. I read it before a few years back and felt the same way then, so this one isn't on my favorites list. However, it is entertaining and there are layers of the story in the novel that are not in the film.

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