Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Curl Up With a (Long) Book

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Yes, this is the current "it" book. Yes, it is an HBO series. Yes, it is long and filled with manly men and feats of valor and all that rot. I don't care. This was a fun read and I enjoyed almost all of it. Notice that I didn't give it a full 5 stars. Some of the gore and sex wasn't really necessary in my opinion and it truly didn't need to be that many pages. Even so, I will be going back for the rest of the series that is available and then waiting on edge for the rest of the books to be written and published. Call me a sheep if you want, but I won't care because I'll have my nose stuck in another 800-page book.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Curl Up With a Book

The HelpThe Help by Kathryn Stockett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing book! This was very far out of my range of what I know about. I have never lived in (or even visited) the South. I have never had hired help and have no experience with most of the situations in the book. Still, I am human and Ms. Stockett did a fabulous job of bringing out the humanity of her characters (or utter lack of humanity in at least one case). This was absolutly one of those books that I had trouble putting down and I have the dark rings under my eyes to prove it.

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