A death centered library haul for this Halloween week.💀
This was pretty good. I found it to be a quick read that stayed interesting through out. There were a couple of inconsistencies that annoyed me. They are pretty minor on the spoilers but I will post them in the comment under a spoiler tag anyway. Overall a good light read about deities dealing with the modern world.
This was a cute middle grade book. Hamlet's parents are professors with Elizabethan flare. Her sister is a seven year old genius... And now going to her Junior High. So much for coasting through eighth grade unseen. The characters are interesting and believable,for the most part. The story's school based drama may not be edge of your seat excitement but it flowed and was enjoyable.
This book was an Express train from point A to point B. There were no side stops or unexpected destinations. Some of it was scenic but not exciting. It was an easy read but there was no feeling that everything might not turn out exactly as planned and the main character gets picked on but otherwise doesn't have much in the way of flaws.
This was good until the last section and then it just dragged on. I liked the little medicine man and wished there was more of him but I was just getting tired of the whining and self doubt that would flip in the same little section to a speech straight out of a yoga seminar about being your higher self and other such cliche things.
I listened to the audiobook read by the author. I liked it. I already thought she was an amazing first lady but listening to the book added other things I didn't know that added to her awesomeness. This is Michelle's take on her life from childhood through the two terms in the Whitehouse. I say that to say that she explains her point of view on some of the incidents that were taken badly in the media. A biographer might be more impartial.
A female archaeologist talking about the number of phallic symbols prevalent in her line of work.
This was good. I figured it out ahead of time but that didn't keep it from being well written. I also liked that it was a plot that could be figured out instead of those that cheat by adding in something that was never even hinted at leading up to the conclusion to keep people from figuring out who done it/how ahead of time. The characters in this were real and consistent.
I can get behind being grounded, amused and monumental.
Started Eat Pray Love.
This was good. The concept was different. I liked that the AI in this isn't evil; it genuinely wants the best for mankind. It alludes to whether death makes life meaningful because in the book they have conquered death, illness and suffering. There is also commentary on the government because it is far less corrupt in the hands of an AI than it ever was in the hands of humans. @Elma
Good, short story. The end wasn't quite the one I was hoping for but good none the less. This reading choice is no reflection on @Rae2 's nature.😉
Mine is from the name I chose in EverQuest years ago. My friend said to pick a name that could be shortened to three letters and still sound good. This was excellent advice. My sister, @Rae2 , went by Raewyn and my brother by Zaewyn. @kaye
Early morning reading before early morning work.
This was good. Unexpected. I was glad that ending wasn't a cliche Hollywood type thing where the main character realizes every dream and lives happily ever after. I haven't watched the series. Is it any good?
#papergirlsgiveaway Thank you for the giveaway @BookishGirl06 ! I am thankful that I have Thanksgiving off. My work is open on Thanksgiving because people continue to shop on the day so the company won't pass up the chance to make money. I would be even more thankful if I had Black Friday off but that is too much to hope for.😞
Reading RuPaul's new book.
@callunakeep Thank you so much for the book! It was wonderful. I loved the in depth telling of the story that weaved in other Greek myths and fleshed out a character that is seen only as a witch. The writing was beautiful and rich but never so weighty that it was dry. Someone needs to write a book about Freya in the same way. I feel the Norse Gods are getting a lot of attention lately but not the Goddesses.
This reminds me of a trick that a friend played in a very old text based computer game. He named himself "No one" and when people put in commands to search for him or to attack him they wouldn't work. "No one enters the room.". "You attack no one."