So I’ve spent the last four days battling a nasty cold. I spent Friday sleeping. Saturday reading, Sunday dozing off and on, reading, and finding an appetite returning, and today I’ve just been VERY grumpy and blowing my nose a lot. I know WAY too much information eh?
The biggest benefit of being sick is the uninterrupted time to just read. No feeling guilty, just needed time to heal and read. It’s good that!
Do I like the headaches and being only to read in small doses? Not really. I’d rather just read all day long, but headaches from head colds precluded that. All that preamble to say I found some good books to read.
We are all Greta
I have a review coming for We are All Greta which is why I read it. I have to say I read it with a fair bit of skepticism. I still feel a bit skeptical about it all, but she does make a person think a bit about the state of the earth we live on. This book isn’t written by Greta but is based on her passion for climate change. The author wants us to think about how we can save the world in a large number of ways. She is thought-provoking, but not really answer giving. Stay tuned for the full review.
Salvation in Death
I am not actually finished Salvation in Death. I’m currently about 1/2 way through. I am a fan of J.D. Robb. Her writing style connects with me. A touch of romance, with a huge mystery works well for me. This book has sat on my shelf for the past year begging to be read but I never really had the opportunity. Our short camping trip earlier this year wasn’t long enough for me to get to it! Priest gets murdered, and the hunt is on for the killer. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is a fascinating detective, and her hubby well.. yum! Not too scary, with not too gruesome of details, just an excellent murder mystery fit for a Sunday afternoon.
My son was gifted this book by his gramma and read it last year. When he was finished he said “Mom, you should read this book, it’s interesting.” Since it was sitting at the top of my “read for fun pile” it was the first I grabbed up.
I recalled when my lad started The Revolt, he said it was hard to read at first. Once he got about 1/3 of the way through he started to talk about how he was enjoying it. I had the same reaction. Took me a while to get past the authors’ style of writing, he gave it a real Old English feel, I started to enjoy the story. Learning about John Wycliffe’s early life as a scholar and teacher. Understanding why the time was right for the Reformation to occur. Politics, disease and abuse all set the scene. Recommeded reading for anyone interested in the early years of the Protestant church.
Another Quest for Celeste
I admittedly, as does my son, remember with fondness A Nest for Celeste. We so enjoyed this book, it was so good. I eagerly awaited readaing Another Quest for Celeste. It was a good read, it wasn’t as good as the first book. The involvement of Abe Lincoln didn’t happen until at least half-way through, and honestly could have been the story of any boy back in the day.
BUT it was the story of Abe Lincoln, having to deal with a difficult father. Abe Lincoln with a step-mom who pushed him to learn to read and write, who encouraged his academic endeavors. It was Abe Lincoln, who as a child, walked miles to borrow books from anyone around.
And through Celeste we see the beauty and danger of river boat travel, and the majesty of the forests with their abundant wildlife, and different modes of transport. Read this book if only to see the beautiful drawings within.
The Raging Storm
Book 6 in the “A Vision of Shadows”series by Erin Hunter, The Raging Storm is a good read. Thoroughly enjoyed this read. The lad and I have enjoyed the Warrior Cat series from the very start. There have been odd bits that haven’t worked well, but overall, it’s a good series with a fairly predictable pattern. The cats have learned and grown over the course of the series.
In this particular book the cats have to learn to work together not only as individual clans but also as a joined unit. Can they put aside their squabbles to work with each other so they can save everyone? Read the book and find out! 🙂