Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Witch of Blackbird pond, by Elizabeth George Speare, 249 pages

This is a wonderfully written children's novel set in Puritanical Connecticut late 17th century. I loved the characters, descriptions, pace, and so much more about this book. I thought it was very good.

Don Martin Three Decades of His Greatest Works, 272 pages

Mad Magazine is always a fun and enjoyable read. A great way to relax before bedtime. The only drawback is this is a big book so getting head in the face with it when you doze off is not pleasant.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom, 336 pages

I'd seen one of the later books in this series featured in a book review and thought it sounded intriguing. A librarian running a bookmobile in Ireland, what's not to love? Unfortunately I found the characters really unlikable, so I had a hard time getting into the book.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean, 293 pages

A piece of utterly mindless fluff, sometimes there's nothing better to sink into.
Yale graduate Megan Smith has $75,000 in college debt. If she can teach mindless, heiresses enough in 2 months to get them into Duke University, her debt will be paid off. But Megan has to appear of their high fashion world to get the twins' attention. Can she look the part to get the job done?

Word Nerd by Susan Nielsen, 248 pages

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Tournament by Matthew Reilly, 308 pages

An unusual review book, features Princess Elizabeth going to Constantinople with her tutor to witness a chess tournament. Lots of bed hopping (not by Elizabeth) and dead bodies result in Elizabeth helping her tutor investigate.

A Catered Mother's Day by Isis Crawford, 327 pages

These are always fun mysteries filled with lots of good food. I don't know how they have time to investigate anything with as much cooking as they do.