Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean, 247 pages

A really interesting read that takes place during WWII in Russia, looking at the people who lived in the Hermitage during the siege of Leningrad. I loved how the book went back and forth, through the eyes of an Alzheimer's sufferer, who may not have been able to remember day to day details in her current life but sank deep into the past vividly. I finished the book wanting to read more about this time period in Leningrad.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Trollhunters by Guillermo Del Toro & Daniel Kraus, 320 pages

I'd seen this book on the hold shelf for someone else and had to read it myself. A 15-year-old deals with the effects of his father seeing his brother taken at a young age by a troll. Now, decades later, the trolls return.
I had high hopes for this but felt let down at the end. Had some major plot holes, and the fact that the artwork showed up chapters later really distracted me. All in all, not a great read for me.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Demon's Brood, A History of the Plantagenent Dynasty by Desmond Seward, 322 pages

A look at the rulers who made up the Plantagenent line, from the early 800s up through Richard in the 1400s. All in all, not a happy family.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Shirley, I Jest! by Cindy Williams with Dave Smitherman, 166 pages

I've loved Laverne & Shirley since I was small, I even dressed up as Laverne in 6th grade for Halloween. I'd read Penny Marshall's bio, so there was no way I wasn't going to read Cindy Williams. I really wanted to hear her side of the story about the last season. She came across pretty nice, very much Shirley-like, so I wasn't shocked to get much gossip or negative talk. It was a nice look at an actress in a beloved show.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

I Zombie, Six Feet Under and Rising by Chris Roberson & Michael Allerd, 144 pages

A perfect 30 minute read. Very creepy, I can't wait to see where they go with the plot.

Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood, 291 pages

Oh no, this is the next to last book so far. What will I do?

Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen, 292 pages

It was nice to see Georgiana not have to worry about a place to live or enough to eat for once. Always a fun book, I loved the ending. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Tick, the complete Edlund by Ben Edlund, 424 pages

I got this as a present for my husband because he'd loved the tv show featuring this oddball hero. I think I would have enjoyed the book more if it had been in color instead of just black and white.

Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood, 232 pages

Always a good mystery when Miss Fisher is involved.

Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood, 257 pages

This is probably my favorite mystery series now.

The Castlemaine Murders by Kerry Greenwood, 240 pages

This one weaved an older mystery with a current mystery, very interesting.

Sense of Deception by Victoria Laurie, 358 pages

These are pretty enjoyable.

Queen of the Flowers by Kerry Greenwood, 249 pages

I always enjoy the ones that have Miss Phryne's daughters in them.

Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood, 253 pages

These are such a great read, witty and funny, and just all around well-written.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Out of Easy by Ruta Sepetys, 346 pages

I'd discovered this author because of book club and really enjoyed her other book. She doesn't shy away from darker subjects. This was an outstanding read, like her other book.