#27 A Cold Treachery by Charles Todd
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2/6/10 at 9:28pm
#7 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
I must admit that this was a much better book than I expected.
#4)Roma by Steven Saylor
Wow! What an epic. It follows two families from the ancient days before the founding of Rome to the centuries later. It's an amazing work that weaves politics, romance, sex, intrigue, war, and drama. It's not a dry dusty boring work that's a chore to read. Wonderful details and each period comes alive. I really got into this story so much so that I'm going to look for more of his books.
#5) Time of My Life by Allison W. Scotch
An upper middle class stay at home mom is transported back in time to her life before she got married and had a child. She has all her memories of what happened in the future. Will she choose to make the same choices? Will she choose to marry the solid but predictable man she did or will she marry her free spirited boyfriend that she had? The choices she makes are very interesting. It's not a light fluffy read. It really makes you think about what you would do if given the same chance to do over certain periods of your life. There are days in my current life where I wish I could go back in time and do over some of the things I've done, but after reading this book, I've come away with a new appreciation for my life as it is. It's not often that a book makes me think really deeply about my own life and this book did. I was wondering how the author would tie up the ending. It's not every day that someone gets transported back in time and just how do you end a story with such a wild premise. The author did it though. I totally think this book should be made into a movie. It's written in such a way that it could be easily made into a screenplay for a film.
|Inspired by the settlement of Dogtown, MA, Diamant reimagines the community of castoffs—widows, prostitutes, orphans, African-Americans and ne'er-do-wells—all eking out a harsh living in the barren terrain of Cape Ann. Black Ruth, the African woman who dresses like a man and works as a stonemason; Mrs. Stanley, who runs the local brothel, and Judy Rhines, an unmarried white woman whose lover Cornelius is a freed slave, are among Dogtown's inhabitants who are considered suspect—even witches—by outsiders. Shifting perspectives among the various residents (including the settlement's dogs, who provide comfort to the lonely), Diamant brings the period alive with domestic details and movingly evokes the surprising bonds the outcasts form in their dying days. This chronicle of a dwindling community strikes a consistently melancholy tone—readers in search of happy endings won't find any here—but Diamant renders these forgotten lives with imagination and sensitivity.|
Buff-- I really liked Heartburn (read it for my foodie book club) and a couple of the women raved about the Feel Bad about my Neck One. I thought that one was so-so. She had a few funny lines and I liked the story about purses but other than that, I wouldn't recommend it. So . . . . are we still friends
|Cecelia Ahern's Rosie Dunne is the amusing story of Alex and Rosie, best friends who grow up together in Ireland and stay close throughout cross-continental moves, marriages, parenthood, family dramas. and professional triumphs. Friends for close to 50 years, the potential for romance between the pair is always under the surface, yet never seems to find the right time or place to become a reality.|