Friday, September 14, 2007

Thoughts on previous books

Palace of Tears: This is a short book about one man's search for a woman he loves from seeing her in a painting. It was a quick read, but wasn't a book that made much of an impression on me. 3 stars

The Red Tent: A keeper for sure! This tale of biblical times told through the eyes of women was fascinating. 5 stars

The Memory Keepers Daughter: A woman gives birth to twins, one of whom has Down's Syndrome. This baby was given away and the mother was told she died at birth. While the premise on this book was interesting, the characters fell flat. I felt no connection to any of them. For me, this book did not live up to all the hype. 2 1/2 stars

Memoirs of a Geisha: A study of the life of a geisha in their prime. I loved the detail in the book as well as the charcters. This is one that I look forward to reading again. 5 stars

The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club: While mildly funny the author mainly tells of her drunken mis-adventures. I don't plan to read any of her other books. 2 1/2 stars

Icy Sparks: This is the first Oprah book pick that I hated! I considered not finishing it many times, and probably should have just put it aside. I have not read anything else by the author, and am hesitant to try. 1 1/2 stars

The Girls: I had to keep reminding myself that this tale of conjoined twins was fiction! A wonderfully written story, I felt completely connected to the characters. 4 1/2 stars

A Sudden Country: A very slow moving tale of a family's ordeal on the Oregon Trail. I was often confused on who was speaking, and found the book to drag overall. I set it aside many times but did end up finishing it. 2 stars

The Rest of Her Life: A young woman runs over and kills a fellow high school student. This was a quick, light read but was nothing special. 3 1/2 stars

Wild Fire: Usually I am a huge DeMille fan, but I had a hard time getting into this one. Once I got into it the story it moved along better, but the action seemed far-fetched at best. 3 stars

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