Sunday, November 6, 2011

Reading Recap: Week of Oct. 30th

Here I was hoping that I'd start out November with a nice hefty pile of books that I read. Ha. Nope, instead, at this point, I've read only one book this entire month. How sad! I guess I need to start staying up nights to get caught up!

This week, however, I did manage 3 books, one of which I reviewed. Not bad, but also not great, for me at least. *Sigh*

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 Here's what I read:

Aching for Always by Gwyn Cready was a welcome change, a breath of fresh air after reading a few, well, less then enjoyable books these past two weeks. This is my first book by Ms. Cready, but it certainly won't be my last! Sexy, fun, full of adventure and interesting storylines, I'm definitely going to be reading all her other books as soon as I get my hands on them! I would definitely recommend AFA to anyone who loves a good romance story; it's definitely a keeper! 4 Stars.

Next was a re-read (many times over, re-read, actually)... Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I first read this book back around the time it first came out (so, what, '98-ish?), and have since read it many times, as well as reading all the other 6 (multiple times as well). Really, what is there to say about such a fantastic book? It may have been originally geared towards children, but this book is just as enjoyable whether your are 9 or 109! Case in point, this particular time around, I was reading it out loud to my grandparents when I would stop by to visit them once a week or so. They've never read the books (though they love the movies dearly), and since it is difficult for them to read books for long periods of time like that, I decided to read it to them. So it was a re-read for me, and a first time for them. No matter, we all enjoyed it very much, and next time I go to see them I'll be starting on book 2. :D 5 Stars.

Night Light by Amy Blankenship was next on my list, as it has been in my pile for a few too many weeks (sorry again, Amy!). I liked it, slightly more than book one (though they will both receive the same rating) and I still look forward to more in this series, as well as by this author. If you want a series that is ripe with multiple plotlines and all sorts of creatures and paranormal beings that go bump in the night, then this is the series for you! 4 Stars--read my review HERE!


What did you read this past week? Or, have you read any of the books I just listed above--if so, what were you thoughts on them? Let us know!


Until Next Time,


Blodeuedd said...

3 books is good :) I managed 4 and yes I did enjoy them

The_Book_Queen said...

Hi Blodeuedd! Thanks for stopping by. It's true, three is nothing to complain about, but I'm always pushing myself for more! :D I'm glad that you enjoyed the four you read this week!


Kati R said...

I need to add some more Gwyn Cready to The Pile. A Novel Seduction was hilarious. I saw Aching for Always at one of the independent bookstores and almost bought it but it was water damaged yet they still wanted the full price for it. Unbelievable!