Books time.

It's been a while because I haven't been reading much. . .relatively speaking.

Extras by Scott Westerfield

This one wasn't as powerful as the uglies/pretties/specials series, though it's a continuation of that series—sort-of. This book takes place a few years after the previous three books and has a different person as the main character. This book is about society driven by popularity. Tally does make an appearance in the book—well, more than one actually, but the book is about a young girl who is trying to make the popularity lists. It was a fun read, but not as emotionally jarring or gut wrenching like the first three.

4 and a 10 (This one was much more mild than the other three, so I wouldn't mind my daughter reading it now.)

East by Edith Pattou

This was a very enjoyable book. It's a re-telling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” and I loved it. The story is told by five different characters. The heroine is forced (for the sake of her family) to go live with a great white bear in the icy North. It's a great book. My daughter has already read it and loved it.

4 ½ and 10

Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher

This was a fun twist on the Scheherazade story. I love these series of stories so to have someone put a nice twist on it was great—and a twist that was totally believable. A girl has to go into the harem to sell some jewels. While there she tells a story to the children that someone realizes that Scheherazade hasn't told the Sultan yet. The young girl is called in to be a servant to Scheherazade and then the intrigue begins.

4 ½ and a 10

(I've started re-reading the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. It's big and works well on my elliptical and I don't have to turn the pages very often. I'm also in the middle of three other books. I finally went to the library—so more next time.) (I'd also like to know how I picked up two Georgette Heyer books and managed to get a mystery and an I-Don't-Know-What and no regency romances. Bleh!) (I'm reading them anyway.)

And there you have it for today!
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  1. Kimberly Says:

    And my To Read List expands once again...

    happily though. =)

  2. I think Georgette only wrote five non-historicals, mostly mysteries. She did do a number of Georgian set ones (they are actually amongst my faves) and a couple of historical fiction (as opposed to historical romance), one about King John (as in Prince John of Robin Hood fame) and one about a famous soldier in the Napoleonic wars and his wife. I personally didn't like her murder mysteries.

  3. I've been asked to organize a book club as an activity group for the women in our ward/church, and I bet you didn't know you'd be my book list maker :-)