Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a monthly link-up for sharing casual, tweet-sized book reviews. Here's what I've *finally* gotten through this month after a dry, weary season without my beloved books!
The Gown of Glory :: Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Sweet, quaint, lovely. Preacher and his family with typical small town ups and downs and typical small town drama spread among a delightful cast of turn-of-the-20th-century characters. Just what the doctor ordered to get me back into a book!
The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel :: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I have a love/hate relationship with Zafon: I stayed up all night to finish his first in one sitting but was underwhelmed by the next one. This was beautifully crafted, but some of the problem spots (jumping narrator/POV when it's not possible and the words "ashes" and "shadows" on every stinking page...) pulled me from the story, but I couldn't resist a good take on The Count of Monte Cristo. #worthit, despite the flaws.
Year of No Sugar: A Memoir :: Eve O. Schaub
Fun, informative, thought-provoking without being real preachy. Rethinking some habits, even if I'm not ready to purge sugar entirely from our house (Professor might not be as accommodating as Mr. Schaub). I hope to hear more from Schaub, about sugar or anything else.
The Giver :: Lois Lowry
Classic. Good as the first reading eons ago. Probably better. Excited about the movie release, but this re-read confirmed what I already know: #thebookwasbetter