May 5th, 2010

Book 1- 2010

it's been ages since i posted here, mostly because i got more caught up in a number than really enjoying books, so i stopped reading for a while.
i'm posting again because i still love books, but i'm not gonna go for a landspeed record (haha) first post of 2010 is a book my younger sister bought me for xmas.

Christopher Moore's - Lamb : the gospel according to Biff, Christ's childhood pal

what can i say other than...
1. this book actually had me laugh out loud..many, many times (rare for me to do that with a book)

2. i actually ended up gettin' choked up towards the end.

3. this book isn't trying to state facts or change your faith or make your faith or non faith grow or decrease or anything like's just a fictional work that Moore put together about the "missing years" of Jesus' life. Nothing more no less. It was a page turner and i really took my time with it, (which is why it took me so long to finish reading)
I fully intend to read alot more of his books as they sound very interesting and i'm sure are just as funny and smart.

I highly suggest reading this book! :)
Chow Time

No. 19 for 2010

Title: Big Girl
Author: Danielle Steel
Rating: 1/5
Book: 19/50 (38% completed)
Book in personal challenge with niun: 9/50 Fantasy, 8/50 Mystery and 0/25 Classics
Pages: 323 pgs
Total Pages 7,090/15,000 pages (47.26% completed)
Next up: Shattered by Karen Robards

I am disappointed with this one. I am not a Danielle Steel fan but when I read the description of the book, I was intrigued by it and I felt like I would be able to relate to the main character as I am a bigger woman.

This books is the cure for insomnia. I am now reminded why I do not read Danielle Steel. This book is so repetitive, I could have probably just flipped to the last page and told you what the story was about. Don't bother with this one.

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Book 16: The Keys to the Kingdom Book Seven: Lord Sunday by Garth Nix

Here is book sixteen from my Book List 2010. The link leads to a more detailed review in my journal.

16. Title: The Keys to the Kingdom Book Seven: Lord Sunday
Author: Garth Nix © 2010
Pages: 317
Thoughts: Link
Review in five words or less: Unexpected, surprising; satisfying series ending.
Personal Rating: «««« out of five.

"On the seventh day, there was a choice."

In the seventh and last book of The Keys to the Kingdom series, the House is quite literally dissolving into Nothing. The only viable area seems to be Lord Sunday's domain, which is known as the Incomparable Gardens. With his own world on Earth in chaos, it falls to Arthur to fulfill his destiny by trying to find and release Part Seven of the Will and confronting Lord Sunday for the last Key.

I was quite shocked by how all of this ended. It certainly wasn't what I expected at all, but it does make a lot of sense given the many biblical references found throughout all of the books. Nix does a great job balancing all of the many elements and forming a cohesive story. It was witty, entertaining, and full of surprises. Highly recommended to fans of the series.

16 / 50 books. 32% done!

5542 / 15,000 pages. 37% done!