Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Dear Exile

My last book for the Non-Fiction Five Challenge was Dear Exile by Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery. I really liked the first book I read by Liftin - Candy and Me - so I saved this one for last in the challenge thinking I would like it too. Well all I can say is YUCK! I didn't care for this book at all. The book is "The True Story of Two Friends Separated (for a Year) By an Ocean." Hilary lives in New York and Kate, in the Peace Corps, is in Kenya for a year with her husband. The letters from Kate were somewhat interesting - she talks a lot about the terrible living conditions and the harshness of the schoolmasters, but I didn't really like her writing style. The letters from Hilary are filled with her casual sexual exploitations and other things that didn't interest me in the least. I am just shocked that in today's day of STDs and AIDS that people sleep around like this, and then actually make it all public in a book! I don't want to read about it, thank you very much.

Back to my knitting books!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Harry Potter, one more time

I finished the first book last month and although I liked it okay, it didn't really thrill me all that much. (Controversial stuff aside, it wasn't that, I just really didn't care for the book that much.) I decided to at least read one more and decide where to go from there. Well I'm about 1/3 of the way through the second book and I still don't care for it. It just doesn't interest me.

So....one more time.....do you think there is still a chance I will like it eventually, should I keep plugging along for awhile yet? OR, if I don't like it by now, do you think I probably never will?

I know you can't know for sure if I will eventually get into it or not, but, take a guess! :-)

EDIT: Thanks to all who commented for your input on my questions. I think I will indeed bring this book back to the library unfinished. Maybe someday if I'm stranded on a deserted island with nothing but the Harry Potter series, I will read it then. Thanks again!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

August Reads


-Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier, 3
-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, 3
-The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling by Neta Jackson, 4
-The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, 3


-Confessions of a Slacker Mom by Muffy Mead-Ferro, 4.0
-To Love, Honor, and Vacuum by Sheila Wray Gregoire, 3.5
-Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, 5 **

**Favorite book of the month

(Ratings on a scale of 1-5)