Thursday, January 11, 2018

March

Title: March
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I had the hardest time paying attention to this one.  Also, a lot of Mr. March's character did not really make sense with what I read in Little Woman, but the afterwards does help explain the author's choices.

Rating: 2/5

Year's Best Fantasy 6

Title: Year's Best Fantasy 6
Editor: David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer
Publisher: Tachyon
ISBN: 9780822235217
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Great anthology of fantasy stories.  Some standouts were "Sunbird" by Neil Gaiman, "Walpurgis Afternoon" by Delia Sherman, "The Imago Sequence" by Laird Barron, "Read It in the Headlines!" by Garth Nix, and "Inside Job" by Connie Willis.

Rating: 4/5

Monday, January 8, 2018

Ironbound

Title: Ironbound
Author: Martyna Majok
Publisher: Dramatists
ISBN: 9780822235217
Why Read?: Scriptd

Thoughts: I had a very hard time following this with the dialect and the timeline jumping.

Rating: 1/5

Saturday, January 6, 2018

We're Going to Need More Wine

Title: We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories
Author: Gabrielle Union
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316043067
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I can't say I always agreed with what she wrote, or that I even always liked her, but this memior is open, honest, and highly readable.

Rating: 4/5

Stacking the Shelves: 12/31-1/6

For possible review (on Bookloons):
S.T.A.G.S. by M. A. Bennett

Received in December's Scriptd:
Holly Down in Heaven by Kara Lee Corthron
Peerless by Jiehae Park

Bought from Usborne Books & More (link is to my consultant site):
The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine

Friday, January 5, 2018

Ninth Ward

Title: Ninth Ward
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316043067

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: A heart-tugging look at life for a young girl in NOLA's Ninth Ward in the days leading up to Katrina.

Rating: 4/5

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Title: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Mission
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Audio book is the best way to read Mark Twain's rich use of dialect.  Huck Finn is definitely a darker story than Tom Sawyer.

Rating: 4/5