I’m starting something new on the blog. As you have noticed, I don’t review the books I read. I simply show you what I’m reading/have read. Well, in light of reading books that you choose for me and having some of you ask me to give you at least a “did I like it” type review, I’m going to start reviewing the reads of the month on the last Tuesday of each month. Don’t expect any well written reviews. I’m lazy. I will however tell you what I thought about the books I read.
So, without further ado, let’s start the first end of the month reading review!
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
I really enjoyed this book. I saw the movie years ago and well after it was released. I thought the story was intriguing then; and since I had heard nothing of them continuing on with the franchise I figured if I wanted to know what was going to happen, I had best start reading the series. Being OCD, I had to start with the first book (plus, even without having read the books, the movie felt like it was lacking some parts of the full story). I’m glad I started from the beginning. I look forward to continuing on with the series. Thanks for choosing this book for me, dear readers!
The Tortoise and The Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins
I had read a synopsis and review of this book somewhere, years ago and added it to my “to read” list. When I started reading it, I had to read the inside book jacket to remember what this book was about. Then I had to try to remember why I wanted to read it in the first place. It was not what I remember wanting to read. It is a very good book though, and I couldn’t put it down. Somehow it reminded me of Rebecca a bit, but that might just be in the era and the tasks for a woman of the house that are in both books. There’s not much comparison as far as story goes though.
Mid-way through the book, all I could think was “this is SO sad” but by the end of it I was happy with the way Ms. Jenkins settled the affairs for all the characters. Also, the ending gave hope. If reading about the lifestyles and attitudes towards relationships in post-WWII England interest you, then I recommend this book.
I’m not going to review the magazines I brought to the beach. I love BUST magazine, and each issue has something I want to read in it. If you haven’t picked up an issue yet, do so. Also, I didn’t actually get a chance to read either of them while on my mini-vaca.
So, that’s it for my first end of the month book review. I hope you enjoy this new edition to the Reading Is Sexy part of my blog.