Monday, December 31, 2012

Austenland - Shannon Hale

Date Started: 12/19/12
Date Finished: 12/22/12

Obviously I still wanted something light to read, hence this choice. I've had the sequel to The Passage sitting on my Kindle for weeks, but I know once I start it I am going to be completely sucked in (haha - you'll get the joke if you've read the books) and I haven't wanted that kind of commitment...yet. Maybe it will be the first book I tackle in 2013.

Anyway, onto this choice. I saw it on a list of books that are being made into movies. I feel like this might be one of those books that is actually better as a movie (so few fall into that category for me; really the only one that stands out is The Devil Wears Prada, which I thought was waaaay better as a movie).

Read on for my thoughts...

Friday, December 21, 2012

Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madison Avery, Book 1) - Kim Harrison

Date Started: 12/10/12
Date Finished: 12/17/12

Something to note here (when wondering how in the world I went from reading Mansfield Park to this one) - while I admittedly love a good Young Adult series, I'm also trying to write a YA book. In speaking with someone who went over some of my work, they recommended I do a lot more YA reading than I have in the past. Since I love Kim Harrison's adult writing, I thought I'd see how she handles this genre. Oh, and I wanted something light to read. There's that too.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mansfield Park - Jane Austen

Date Started: 11/20/12
Date Finished: 12/9/12

Ah, one of the remaining Jane Austen books that I had yet to read. I had to tackle it! It was 100% what one expects from a Jane Austen story - romance, class issues, family parties, intrigue, betrayal and finally a happy ending.