Thursday, February 28, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday: "Who is your favorite female lead character? And why? (And yes, of course, you can name more than one . . . I always have trouble narrowing down these things to one name, why should I force you to?)"

Wow, this is a tough question. My first thoughts went to my favorites when I was young girl. Nancy Drew was one. I liked that she was strong and had a fun life. I wanted to be like her. I also liked Laura Ingalls Wilder, just the life that she lived was so different from mine. As an adult Dr. Kay Scapetta; I like that she is strong-willed woman. She fights for what she believes in. I enjoy the story lines and what happens to her on her many adventures. Plus I an fascinated by forensics. I have not read the whole series yet. I have read up to Points of Origin. I have heard that her later books are not as good. Alison Carver from the Taliswoman series by Carole Nelson Douglas. She travels to a parallel world and has to handle unknown situations. Again she is a strong woman who does not need a man to take care of her.

Happy Reading

Monday, February 25, 2008

New Books

I am sorry I have not posted anything for over a week. My parents came up from Missouri. My mom brought me some books to put on my TBR shelf. More about that later. I have been reading Eckhart Tolle's book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. I have enjoyed it and learned a lot. More when I have finished it.

My new books from Mom:
Catherine Anderson
1. Summer Breeze
2. Keegan's Lady
3. Sun Kissed
4. Forever After
5. Annie's Song

Orchard Valley by Debbie Macomber
Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Code Red Books:
1. Hard Rain by Darlene Scalera
2. Spontaneous Combustion by Bobby Hutchinson
3. Cross Fire by B. J. Daniels
4. Turbulence by Jessica Matthews

So I have more books to read. Yeah!!!!!! You can never have too many books. That is what I say, but my husband says something else. Do you need anymore. You have not read what you got. He does not understand. I am sure every book lover understands you never have too many books.

Happy Reading

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Royalty Rules Challenge (Finished)

Hosted by: Ink Mage
When I found this challenge I knew that this was for me. I was just going to do two challenges, but I had to participate.
My books that I would like to read for this challenge are
1. Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir (about Lady Jane Grey She was Queen of England for nine days) (finished)
2. The Courts Of Love by Jean Plaidy (about Eleanor of Aquitiaine) (finished)
3. The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette: A Novel by Carolly Erickson (finished)
4. The Fatal Fashione by Karen Harper (an Elizabeth 1 Mystery) (finished)
I hope I can complete this one.
Happy Reading

Two for one

After Shocks by Nancy Warren
I have not reviewed in awhile. I was trying to finish books that my mom gave me so that I can give them back to her and she can take them to the used book store. So here are two book reviews for the price of one.

Aftershocks is another book in the Code Red series. Aftershocks does not relate to earthquakes it relates to decisions and the consequences that affect the main characters Mayor Patrick O'Shea and his adminstrative assistant Briana Bliss.

I loved this book. It was hard to put down. I was even crying during the revel. When Patrick found out what Briana did. Good quick read.

Investigating 101 by Debra Webb
Serena Blake hires the Colby Agency to find her sister Molly who is missing. Colby Agency puts one of their new recruits on the case. Todd Thompson does not appreciate that he is to babysit Serena while his partner focuses on the main suspect, Molly's husband. See what happens as Serena and Todd work together to find Molly.

Investigating 101 by Debra Webb is a good read. It is part of the Colby Agency series. I liked reading this book. It kept you on the edge of your seat as you read it. It has a surprised ending. I did not see it coming.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Seed Upon the Wind

Seed upon the Wind by Carole Nelson Douglas is book 2 of the taliswomen. I enjoyed this book as well.
Alison sees a man with flaming red hair that remains her of Rowan. She sees that as sign that it is time to return to Veil. She has been absence from Veil for about 6 months. Veil time about a year, she returns just in time for the wellsinging the competation for attaining the cup.
She finds that alot has changed since her last visit. She is unable to decide if the changes are for the better.
I hope that Book 3 comes out soon but this qoute is from her web site.
"Many of you have been asking about when the third Taliswoman book will come out.That's not my decision, but rather whether the publisher will want to bring it out.
There has been some discussion of this in the past year, and the possibility of my writing the third book hasn't been ruled out. It depends on the state of the publishing business, which is pretty sickly right now"
I hope that the publishers decides on Book 3 cause I have some unanswered questions and I would like to see this story continue.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cup of Clay

Cup of Clay By Carole Nelson Douglas is Book 1 of the Taliswoman. I could not put this book down. When I was at work I kept thinking about it.

This is a story about Alison Carver. She finds herself in another land called Veil. She inadvertently wins the Cup of Earth by song. By winning this talisman, she becomes the taliswoman. Her guide to Veil is Rowan. He was suppose to win the cup. They journey on to Rowan's home of Desmeyne. As they journey together, Alison learns many things and Rowan's thinking is challenged.

I loved that Alison was such a strong women. She stood up for herself. She did not need the hero to take care of her. A nice science fantasy book, I just loved it. I had to start Book 2 right away. I am looking forward to more of Alison adventures in Veil