Friday, March 18, 2011

What I'm reading...

Still reading:
The Little Book of Letting Go

Just started:
The Red Tent

Will start next:
The Help

Two more to add to the Finished List

Title: The Understudy
Author: David Nicholls
ISBN: 9780812971415
Source: Third Place Books - used
Pages: 354
Rating: Tolerable, 2.5 stars
Storyline: Stephen is the understudy to THE Josh Harper for a one-man play. He is struggling to find himself in the acting world where he is typically cast as Dead Guy #2.  As he gets sucked into Josh's celebrity world, he's placed in new situations where he doesn't always pick the best path through.  I didn't love the character, and was irritated by him most of the time, so the book was a bit hard to trudge through in the middle.  I liked the ending though - enough to miss my bus stop this morning!
Other: Read One Day by Nicholls and it was Ok; probably not worth the buzz it's been getting, though it did cause me to say "oh!" outloud at one point. (A trait I really like in books!)

Title: The Late, Lamented Molly Marx
Author: Sally Koslow
ISBN: 9780345506214
Source: Target
Pages: 336
Rating: 4 stars, would read again
Storyline: Young woman's mysterious death; story interweaves what happened leading up to the death with her vantage point from "the Duration" looking back at those dealing with her death; don't know until the very end what really happened.
Other: Look forward to reading more by her - "Little Pink Slips"

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Catching up on completed books

Title: Winnie-the-Pooh
Author: A.A.Milne
Edition: Free on iBooks, 384 iPhone pages
ISBN: 0525477683
Source: Free with iBooks App download

Title: Monkey Business
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
ISBN: 0373250711
Pages: 336
Source: PaperBack Swap
Rating: 3.5

Title: Chloe Does Yale
Author: Natalie Krinsky
ISBN: 1401307507
Source: PaperBack Swap
Pages: 272
Rating: 2.5

Title: Autobiography of a Pocket Handkerchief
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
ISBN: 1843911396
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4.5 stars

Title: Women Food and God
Author: Geneen Roth
ISBN: 1416543074
Source: Purchased
Pages: 224
Rating: 4.5 stars

Title: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
ISBN: 0312367546
Source: PaperBack Swap
Pages: 256
Rating: 4 stars

Title: Diary of a Mad Bride
Author: Laura Wolf
ISBN: 0385335830
Source: PaperBack Swap
Pages: 304
Rating: 2.5

Title: The Bill from My Father: A Memoir
Author: Bernard Cooper
ISBN: 0743249631
Source: PaperBack Swap
Pages: 256
Rating: 3 stars

Title: Dewey: The Small Town Cat Who Touched the World
Author: Vicki Myron, Bret Witter
ISBN: 0446407429
Source: PaperBack Swap
Pages: 304
Rating: 4.5 stars

Title: The Discreet Pleasure of Rejection
Author: Martin Page
ISBN: 0143116525
Source: Purchased
Pages: 192
Rating: 2 stars

Monday, March 14, 2011

Today I bought...

Since the Borders near me is closing, that means books on sale!  I bought these today (don't tell the hubs!):

The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle
La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith
Pajama Girls of Lambert Square by Rosina Lippi
The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble