Monday, 16 August 2010

Read Your Own Books Read-a-Thon - Update #2 - Wrap-up

The Read Your Own Books Read-a-Thon drew to an end, and though I've read quite a few books, since I've only spent half the weekend reading due to different family programs, I'm sure I can up these results next time if I can fully concentrate on just reading.

However, seeing the free time I had and the books read, I'm quite pleased (even if it didn't make a big dent in my TBR pile, even more since most were ebooks :-p LOL!): (completed books are in red)

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Druid Bride by Cornelia Amiri

and my ebooks:

Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
Three Over Par by Cathryn Brunet
Curran volume I by Ilona Andrews
Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel

Just a quick few sentences to summarize my thoughts and how I liked these books:

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory: It is the second book in the series, the first was The White Queen. Philippa Gregory is a great storyteller, I love how she transports me back in medieval England so that I can observe and "experience" how people lived, loved and made war back then. I  will post my detailed review in a few days.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman: Such a short but deep and moving book. Will post my review tomorrow. at latest.

Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts: Again a 2nd book in a series, and so far this series looks really good. It is about 4 childhood friends operating a wedding planner business, and each book is about one of them finding love. I love the interconnected novels of Nora Roberts, how minor characters in a novel become the main chaarcters in the next and that the readers get some follow up on the previous hero/heroine in the next books. And NR is incomparable when it comes to family relationships and friendships :-)

Curran volume I by Ilona Andrews: This was a short collection of scens recounted from Curran point of view. Nice but I would have wanted more, much more!

Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel: quite good ménage story with interesting characters and what I liked was that all 3 main characters got the same "screen time" and importance. Another highlight for me was seeing how realisticly the heroes and heroine tried to realize and live with this this situation in a small Texan town,  how these 3 people would make society and their families accept this arrangement.

So quite a few reviews to follow soon. I hope all those of you who took part in the Read-a-Thon did well and enjoyed reading over this weekend, hope you had a good time! :-)

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