- Boise, ID, USA
- member since May 27, 2008
You'll have tolet me know what you think of Fablehaven. I read it just last month...and listened to the author down in Provo a few days ago. Wasn't super impressed with him. Seemed like a copy cat guy trying to get in on the current fantasy trend. But, he does have a good imagaination and put it to paper...
I had checked out the book from the library (I only had to wait a week or so) and then decided I would rather listen to it--they had an abridged version. So then I got the CD's, put it on my computer and then to my MP3. So if you have an MP3 I could put it on for you--otherwise I don't have it. I always read Babywise right before my kids as a reminder too.
Got that Babywise in just in time--you've read it before though, right? I finished The Historian today--I liked it better than Dracula. And it was a little scarier--but I think that was because I was listening to it and it had music and sound effects, so that always makes it more dramatic.
I've read several other of the classic horror stories like Frankenstein, Dr. Jeckell & Mr Hyde, and the Invisible Man and it is interesting to see how much they have changed from the original stories into what we think of the "story" now. We'll see with Dracula.
Right! So here you are!
As for a list of five titles:
- Goose girl. Young adult, quick read, retelling of old fairytell
- Austenland. If you've got a room full of Pride and prejudice lovers, this is a funny modern story of a lady sent to a Jane Austen pretend land to overcome her obsession with Mr. Darcy.
- Book Thief would be a good one.
- Esperanza Rising. One of my favorite young adult books ever...an family who was once very rich in Mexico has to move into the poverty of American migrant farming.
- Tending Roses - a feel good book about deciding to be home raising kids vs chasing a busy career. All the old ladies in our book club loved it years ago.
- The Secret Life of Bees. just made as a movie that maybe some of the ladies will have seen (maybe they won't want to read it then though) but it might be fun to read it and then watch the movie at the next club meeting...
O.k. hope you got on and figured something out for Thursday. Come back and post what you're reading. I'd be interested to see what books you guys pick and find interesting. If you go with something completely different in the next few months, I'm always up for a good read...so let me know.