Monday, October 17, 2011

The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome - Jake Morrissey

Date Started: 10/10/11
Date Finished: 10/17/11

One-Word Summary: Architectural

I read this book in advance of heading to Rome based on my husband's recommendation. My husband read it before we were in Italy last year and he raved about it the whole time we were there, dragging me from church to fountain and back again. Though I'm not the biggest non-fiction fan, I decided I'd give this one a try since I thought it might give more meaning to the sights we're about to see again. It was worth the read.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Return To Me - Christy Reece

Date Started: 10/3/11
Date Finished: 10/6/11

One-Word Summary: Dirty!

I finally made it to the last book in the box-o-mom-books. Now, if you click here (Amazon link), you will see why I saved this one for last - a bright pink cover typically doesn't draw me in (as opposed to light pink, which clearly indicates it is chick-lit). This was essentially a thriller for women and based on the other titles listed on the back cover ("Rescue Me" and "Run to Me") it might be a series? In any case this was the only one I've read and the only one I'll be likely to. That said, I went in with really low expectations and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, if you're into thrillers with explicit sex scenes mixed in for fun, this might be the perfect book to pick up.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Postmistress - Sarah Blake

Date Started: 9/29/11
Date Finished: 10/2/11

One-Word Summary: Boring

This was another one from the mom box-o-books that I mentioned ages ago. I had actually seen this book before so it was more legit than some of the others. Unfortunately legit =/= (does not equal) good. I was really expecting more from this book.