Saturday, November 27, 2010

Book 75- Fang

Fang is the most recent in the Maximum Ride series, about the bird kids who are supposed to save the world.

In this literary outing, Max, the leader of the bird kids, is falling in love with Fang, and he with her. Their relationship as a couple is growing but some of the other kids in the flock thinks it's hurting the safety of the group. The kids all vote that Max should leave the flock and let Angel take over.

Max does leave and Fang goes with her, but not before Angel has a premonition that Fang is going to be the first bid kid to die. A parallel plot is that someone is still trying to kill the kids and are stalking them. Suddenly a new bird kid shows up and joins the flock because he has nowhere else to go. BUT, he seems to be "perfect" for Max.

The saga of the bid kids continues. I like the extra stuff at the end: Fang's Q and A with readers as well as experts from "his" blog. Cool series that will keep young adults reading.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Book 74- Queen of the Road

First, I want to say that it is not the author's fault that I took 19 days to read this book. I'm doing about 367 other things while trying to read this book (along with reading about 12 Greek myths as well as Julius Caesar and To Kill a Mockingbird for school).

Doreen Orion's memoir Queen of the Road: A True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, A Husband, and a Bus With a Will of Its Own was a funny, funny, funny story of Doreen and her husband Project Nerd embarking on a cross country tour. In a bus. With their pets. In a bus. With lots and lots of martinis, which is the only way I'd leave my home and travel around the country for 1 year in a BUS!

Orion and hubby leave behind their lives and see the country, bonding with each other and seeing sights and friends. She proclaims herself a Jewish Princess of Long Island and she gave up her creature comforts, working from her bed all day in her jammies and her entire collection of shoes to travel with her husband, fulfilling his dreaming of traveling in a bus.

She's insightful and hysterical. And she gives such great recipes for many martinis.

She makes me want to be her, whether on or off the bus.

I enjoyed her book and plan on reading her others. I'm so glad she turned off the tv and got out of bed!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Book 73- barefoot

Three women- two of them sisters who aren't very close, and a family friend- all come together to Nantucket for a summer. Each of these women have a secret.

This isn't a "chick lit" novel; Barefoot had more substance. Author Elin Hilderbrand writes with humor and substance while still addressing "women's" sort of topics like love, betrayal, child birth.

I don't want to give anything away by telling more (and I don't have a copy of the book in front of me to know what's on the blurb and what might be a spolier) so suffice it to say this was a quick and enjoyable read, without being too heavy or too stupid.

Light fare with a little kick. A good read. Makes me want to go to the beach and to fall in love.