Sunday, March 18, 2012

Where To Look

This web site lists a variety of community based reader-advisory web-sites, book stores, best-seller lists, lists of award winning books, and a few more cool resources.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Books, Books, and Something Completely Different

I finished Blackout. I knew the book was part one of a two book set, but I did not realize that it was originally supposed to be a single book. Or that the editor must have been inebriated when they made the decision to suddenly end the book. Seriously. The book just stopped at the end of a chapter when a new character is introduced and nothing is resolved. It was very frustrating. I kept looking to see if there was a note that said, "Just kidding!!! Here's the rest!" But no. Now I have to wait until I have time to read the next book, All Clear, to find out what happens. Because I need to know what happens. Oy.

On a different note, I just finished my first romance novel, Vision in White by Nora Roberts. It is the first book in a series called the Bride Quartet. I read it for my reader's advisory class (part of the class is reading a few books from a variety of genres so we can at least be familiar with them). It was easy to read, light hearted, nice characters with only a little conflict, had a predictable ending, and I liked it. I can't say I loved it, but I liked it. It was a nice break from all of the more involved books I've been reading. Just the break I needed, and I've already checked 2 more romances out of the library. One for class, and the other is the second book in the series. I think I may get hooked on romance novels...

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I've resigned to the fact that I will not be able to post very often this semester. I'm not only going to school full time, but also working in the school library a few hours a week, interning on days I don't have class, and am in the midst of filling out scholarship applications. So much to do, so little time!

A quick update, though. I'm currently reading a time travel novel called Blackout by Connie Willis. I'm almost done, and I don't know if I like it or not yet enjoying it. There's less than 100 pages left (of a 511 page book) and it feels as if not much has happened. I had to sit back and think about what was happening to each of the characters to realize that progress has been made, but not much. It feels like they have been in the same predicament for a good portion of the novel. It definitely is not my favorite book, but I think the ending will be a big factor on how I end up feeling about the book.