Thursday, October 20, 2011

Theme Thursday - Rhymes

Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event that will be open from one Thursday to the next. Hosted by Reading Between Pages.

Anyone can participate in it.

The rules are simple:

•A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s)
•Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
•Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
•It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word) Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”

This week’s theme is – RHYMES (Pick 2 snippets that have rhyming words i.e if one sentence has RAIN the other should have CHAIN or VAIN or SPAIN etc.)

Of all the people I knew, which wasn’t very many when you got right down to it, the one I figured I could most likely barge in on at four o’clock on a Wednesday morning was Artie Dexter.

I should have been asleep hours ago.

- The Fugitive Pigeon by Donald Westlake

I guess sleep is secondary when you are running for your life. Although there are times I think I might rather be shot than miss my sleep.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WWW Wednesdays (October 5th)

To play along just answer the following three (3) questions...

*What are you currently reading?
*What did you recently finish reading?
*What do you think you’ll read next?

Leave a link to your post (or the answers themselves if you do not have a blog) in the comments of ShouldBe Reading.

What are you currently reading?

Star Guard by Andre Norton
Humans are the mercenaries of the universe.  It doesn’t seem all that noble but at least it looks like we’re good at it.

What did you recently finish reading?

Monday the Rabbi Took Off by Harry Kemelman
Less about the mystery than it is about the people.  There are a lot of words in what I assume are in Hebrew and they talk about ceremonies and parts of the Jewish faith that I am unfamiliar with but that is part of the reason I like it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m thinking of reading either The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti or The Turnaround by George Pelecanos.  No particular reason, they have just both been on my shelf for a while now and I thinking I should get to them.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Books I Finished in August and September

Well, my reading is picking up a little but it still isn’t up to where is usually is.  Maybe this is the month.

I’d heard so much about this trilogy that I was expecting to like them more than I did.  It was interesting but I was underwhelmed.

Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials by Wayne Douglas Barlowe
A little introduction to various aliens from science fiction.  Fun.

Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
Second in the trilogy.  Much more blatant with the religious allegory than the first one.

That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
Third in the trilogy.  More of the same.

Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich
An interesting story of true crime.  You kind of know what is going to happen from the beginning but there is still some suspense.  I must admit that I was glad he got caught.  (I’m not giving anything away there.  You know he does from the very beginning.)

Before Versailles by Karleen Koen
It will take you back in time.  But pay attention.  There is a lot going on here.  Plots and subplots and lots of people.  I really liked it though.

The Time Keeper by Barbara Bartholomew
First in a trilogy.  A fast read that has some, by now, worn thin plot devices like the angst ridden teenager who doesn’t like her stepmother and it is a little dated.  But it is still a nice little science fiction adventure.

As I’ve said before I like these books.  The stories are quirky and witty and fun and the illustrations are cute.

Child of Tomorrow by Barbara Bartholomew
Second in the Time Keeper trilogy.  Much like the first. 

When Dreamers Cease to Dream by Barbara Bartholomew
Third in the Time Keeper trilogy.  Much like the first two.  You do have to read them in order but they are short so it won’t take you long.

The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Stone Tevis
So much better than the movie.  It is a rather sad story but I liked it enough to look for more of Tevis’ books.