Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday Salon and a few Quick Catch-Up Reviews

I am currently reading and was able to read only about 40 pages today, of Somebody Else's Daughter by Elizabeth Brundage. What's that about? I was asked. I'm not exactly sure yet, but I'm enjoying it so far! :)

Yesterday I was at Comic Con all day so I didn't get any reading done. It's strange, but I count on at least a few reading hours each day and when one day gets knocked I get all thrown off schedule. Does this happen to anyone else? I'm also way behind on reading blogs. If I haven't been by your blog for awhile please forgive me, I hope to do some catching up this week. I actually have some posts starred in my reader that I want to go back to and leave comments on!

So instead I thought I'd bring you some quickie reviews of books I promised to review, but hadn't gotten to yet!

First: A Mile in my Flip-Flops by Melody Carlson
This was a fun light chick lit read about a girl named Gretchen who is obsessed with HGTV and decides to flip her own house. Flipping the house is an obvious metaphor for the renovation she does in her own life as well...losing weight (this is chick lit), recovering from a broken heart, etc. The read is super fun, but I did feel some things got resolved a bit too quickly. Like really fast at the end. Still, it's fun to read and has a great dog character which I love.

Try Darkness by James Scott Bell
A legal thriller that is more detective work than courtroom drama. I have to admit one of my favorite things about legal thrillers is the courtroom drama but this book is still highly enjoyable. It's written in quick chapters and sets up a very interesting love story which I need the resolution, too! Let's just say it reminds me of Tess Gerritsen's Maura Isles character's love relationship. It's also really funny which I wasn't expecting. I didn't read the first book in this series, but I quickly grew fond of Ty Buchanan and I look forward to catching more of his stories. I hope this is a long series.

What's the funniest book you've read lately?


Ruth said...
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Anonymous said...

Yes! I try to read for an hour or two each day. When that schedule gets interrupted, I feel like I'm playing catch up for the rest of the week, with both reading and reviewing!

(Sorry, I signed in with the wrong account for my original comment!)

Anonymous said...

As strange as this sounds, cause everyone knows I laugh - a lot, but I don't like to read funny books. It's my least favorite book to read.

Amy said...

Ruth..thanks glad to know I'm not alone!

J.Kaye..for real?!?

Anonymous said...

Ach! I know what you mean about feeling out of sorts on a day without reading! I'm looking forward to the kids going back to school so I'll have a few hours a day to myself so I can read and get the house cleaned!

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