Monday, February 01, 2010


one of my sisters often asks me what books I have been reading lately,
so I thought I would share some of the latest, and my thoughts on them.

The Sugar Queen. I read about this on someones blog, and put it on hold at the library. I got a call last week, it was my turn to read it.
the title grabbed me. I love sugar.
the chapter titles had me too. first chapter- everlasting gobstoppers.
other chapters- lemon drops, candy hearts, you get the drift!

before I even got into the book, I was thinking this would be my choice for book club- when it is my turn. how fun. bowls of candy on the table! love it.
the story was okay. but when thinking book club- there were a few sexual references, a few swears, but an interesting read. I might still do it for book club, who knows.
(and I am not sure when it is my turn, and I might have found something better by then.)

A Vintage Affair-
loaned to me my my sweet sister in law.
cute book.
can't recall any bad parts. (but I do have a bad memory)
a fun read.
Twenties Girl-
cute. written by Sophie Kinsella, so the f-bomb is dropped many times- I think that is common in her books. (don't say I didn't warn you)
it is a very fun story. She is a great writer. too bad you can't buy an edited version of some books.
really- why throw that word in ? is it necessary?
I think not.

The Declaration-
this is our book club book for February-
book club is on Thursday. I just got the book yesterday,
but I am sure it will not be a problem finishing it.
I am only on chapter 4, but so far it is a very interesting book.
it is about a time in the future when a cure for diseases and dying has been found, so people can live forever, so the earth is becoming too crowded. they make a law that you can't have kids, but people can opt out of living forever, and have one child,
otherwise, the extra children are called surplusses, and are taken to an orphanage - of sorts, and raised to be useful- they have no rights- this is written from the point of view of a surplus girl. very interesting.
alright, go, read,
and share any good books you have read lately with me!


Andrea said...

sounds like some good ones. I've mostly been reading self help type books. Like Americas Cheapest Family something or other. It was interesting. And the no cry sleep solution for toddlers. And The New Weightlifting for Women. I did read Still Alice a few months ago. That was good.

Kim said...

Since you are not using Goodreads I appreciate your recommendations. I am reading another youth book 19 Schulyer Place (or something like that). It's by the same Newbery Author as View from Saturday. Also very good. Our book club is reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time. It also has swearing in it. I just started it so can't say what I think yet. Also reading lots of parenting/self help books.