Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey

I loved this book! It is the 2nd book in the Harper Hall series for the dragon riders of pern. She is such an engaging writer. I couldn't put the book down and I didn't know what to expect next.
Meloney was constantly being tested and sized up for her ability to play instruments, make instruments and sing. She luckily had her fire lizards as allies and she made a little friend. Of course being a girl also came with some drawbacks but she overcame all obstacles and won the hearts the whole Hold. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book! I recommend this series - WHOLE BOOK.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Eight Cousins by Alcott

Oh what a happy book about a rich spoiled girl with 7 boy cousins. She wasn't really spoiled rotten but stepping back and putting it in perspective she didn't have a care in the world so maybe she was just rich and content.
She has a really cool uncle and he teaches her all kinds of new things and gets her to think for herself instead of just following the latest trend or image other girls her age are living like. She learns to sail and ride a horse. She also loves to study. She isn't really the kind of spoiled that puts it in your face and is mean but she really doesn't need to do anything for herself if she didn't want to. She has maids and cooks and a huge house with rich aunts. Luckily her uncle makes sure she learns to share and have compassion. She also learns to bake bread and clean.
I thought it was cute and well written book for girls. Whole Book...

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Gap Creek The Story of a Marriage by Robert Morgan

I just realized it was written by a guy...the whole time I was reading it I thought the author was a woman. Anyway, this was a yucky book. Don't read it.
Broken and Healing...
It is about a woman living in Gap Creek. Her name is Julie Harmon. She works hard. She has to be a strong person to live where she does and her life sucks. She got married young to escape her family. She works hard and tries to do what is right but that isn't always obvious and her husband is stressed out and they are really poor. Anyway, in a way the book was good but in other ways it was really weird.