Friday, December 2, 2011
I dig Reading Challenge: November edition
So. Many. Meetings.
And this year was not helped by #snowpocalypse or was it #snowmageddon? Whatever. You get the idea. I had several e-books in the TBR pile... and then my computer died. Ug.
Fortunately the computer was still under warranty, so I got a new motherboard and new screen FOC. Huzzah.
I was able to read a little in November, but not a ton.
Here is what I read:
Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto. Read my review below. I adored this book. It's a keeper.
Bossypants by Tina Fey. Love her, love her style. It was a quick read with some LOL moments.
All that said, I find the cover photo... um, disconcerting.
Yet I can't stop staring at those big hairy arms.
Look at them.
No, stop looking at them.
Can we please stop talking about it?
The 39 Clues #1 by Rick Riordan, with my middle grade book club. I dug it. Good times. I reviewed it here.
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie. I enjoy her books, and am working my way through a collected volume of five of hers right now.
This is a "Tommy and Tuppence" mystery... which means there must be more books out there featuring these lovely lead characters! Tommy and Tuppence remind me of The Thin Man's Nick and Nora Charles, played here by William Powell and the super-chic Myrna Loy (and don't forget cutie-pie pup Asta).
Tommy and Tuppence are charming, clever, and, ya know, just happen to solve a ton of mysteries while looking fabulous! Who wouldn't dig them?
The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby by Erin MacPherson. Can I start by saying, the answer is "no". I am not pregnant. I am not planning on becoming pregnant.
Erin is a lovely blog-writer-friend and I won a copy of her book. I certainly enjoyed NOT being pregnant as I read about food cravings, morning sickness, and weight gain. :0) Look for a real review of the book in the coming week.
Stolen Harvest by Vandana Shiva. Shiva is one of my environmental activist heroes. Her book about what she describes as "food totalitarianism" (a handful of corporations controlling all of the world's food supply) is an eye opener and also a great source for my enviro-disaster book THIRST.
That makes 6 books for the month, and my donation will be going to The Jonah Center for Earth and Art.