Friday, November 4, 2011

book butterfly reviews -- october

Oh Books, how I miss you!

Your escape!  Your chilling prose!  Your unpredictable characters!  Your endless possibilities!

I've been busy with these monsters:

Amazon claims the Med-Surg book is only 6.5 lbs, but I swear it's closer to 15!  And the Pharm?  Zzzzzzzz.  A real snoozer.  I give it Negative 3 stars but just because it has a pretty purple cover.  Oy.

So, fun stuff I did read?  Not much!

Twenties Girl

"Twenties Girl" by Sophie Kinsella

liked it (my current rating) liked it (my current rating) liked it (my current rating)

It took me nearly a month to read this--not because I didn't like it, but because I was only reading a chapter every other day or so due to lack of time. It's about a gal who's 105 yr old great-aunt has passed, and then come back as a ghost looking for a long lost necklace. It's funny and engaging and easy to read. There's some light mystery and light romance.

One thing I will ask about British authors and British books in general: are curse words just not-so-cursey in foreign countries? Because there weren't any light curse words, no damns or hells, but there were about a dozen F-bombs that just seemed completely out of place and unnecessary in this book.


Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum, #14)

"Fearless Fourteen" (a Stephanie Plum novel) by Janet Evanovich

liked it (my current rating) liked it (my current rating) liked it (my current rating)

Giggles all around. Is it crazy that Dan and I have read fourteen of these? (almost done!)





The Seventeen Second Miracle

"The Seventeen Second Miracle" by Jason F. Wright

liked it (my current rating) liked it (my current rating) liked it (my current rating)

I feel like this book took me seventeen years to read! It's good and has plenty goosebump-worthy moments, but it wasn't great enough to pull me from my nursing books.

I have to say, though, I spent most of the book in a state of puzzlement. It's one of those stories where the reader has no clue what is going on or why, and I don't feel that my questions were necessarily answered, so that bothers me. But, it IS a sweet book with a good positive uplifting message, so in the end, I'll say it's All Right for a Once Over.


Aaaaand, Scene!  That's it.  There are only 5 or 6 more weeks of school left and then I hope to read to my heart's content!  What have you been reading?


laurie said...

i have been trudging through about three books for a month now - i need to finish them so i can move on to ones that are a bit more compelling. i also read a literary magazine each month which is full of short stories and poems. your nursing books do look a bit daunting - i'm glad you are also able to sneak in a few fun reads.

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Dahlene said...

I've been reading "An Irish Country Village" for awhile now. It's a good book that my dad offered to lend me, but now that I'm working I don't have a lot of time to read. They have a lot of swear words, but they are in Irish, so they aren't as offensive to me as they are funny.