Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bookie Review

Hiyo! I am back and I read some books while I was away.

I decided to go all out on the the Kate Horton books as I enjoyed The Forgotten Garden so much with The Distant Hours and The House at Riverton.  The other books were the same format of writing, jumping between present day and the old days and mythical houses with dark secrets.  All three of the books are good but I don't suggest reading them so close together as you start to see the repetitive patterns of her writing.

Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand is like if Madoff's wife knew nothing about her husband's business and then the cops came and arrested him and she had no where to go or money and her husband refused to speak to her.  I am not saying Madoff's wife knew or didn't know but imagine if she didn't and what a rude surprise.  I picked this book up in the airport and really enjoyed it.

The Kingdom of Childhood by Rebecca Coleman is probably one of my least favorite book that I read over the holidays.  The main character is really hard to relate to or like.  She starts out somewhat alright and then starts an affair with a high school student and it just goes downhill from there.  The most interesting part to me was the glimpse at the Waldorf education system.  I have no idea if what she narrates is true but I will be investigating.  I had always thought that a Waldorf school aligned with my no technology while fostering activities like gardening and reusing items from nature but I am not into the fairies and gnomes.

Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close was a really great funny read about what happens after college.  The book follows several different girls as they try and find career and life paths while trudging to endless bridal showers and weddings.  I believe in the quarter life crisis as I definitely experienced the what am I going to do with the REST of my life.  I also have to say that the first person's wedding after college is a ridiculous shite show no matter what.   My advice to everyone is not to be the first to get married.

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly was a quick buy from a sundry shop before getting on the plane home and it was fine.  Not really that great but something to read on a plane when LO wasn't kicking me or pulling my hair.  It was part of the Lincoln Lawyer series which was a movie that Matthew McConaughey was recently in? I never saw the movie but I vaguely remember an image of him sitting on a car in the ads. Meh.