January 10th, 2013

the rest for 2012. books 73-83

73. 'dead reckoning' charlaine harris
74. 'deadlocked' charlaine harris
75. 'cleopatra' joyce a. tyldesley
76. 'alice in zombieland' gena showalter
77. 'wither' lauren destefano
78. 'the mask of ra' paul doherty
79. 'the horus killings' paul doherty
80. 'midnight sun' stephanie meyer
81. 'columbine' dave cullen
82. 'snow white and the huntsman' lily blake
83. 'the perks of being a wallflower' stephen chbosky

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50bookchallenge2013

My Sister's Song by Gail Carriger

My Sister's Song by Gail Carriger

This is a short story written back in the day by the profilic Parasol Protectorate writer (how's that for alliteration).

Set in ancient Roman times, it tells the tale of a warrior woman who comes up with an ingenious way of defending her village from the invading Roman legion.

I liked it very much and highly recommend it!

Disclaimer: I lived in Rome and studied there for a semester, so I'm partial to all things Roman. But if you enjoy ancient Rome, I think you'll enjoy this tale.

Books completed: 8/50

hi, new member.

I think I was a member of this community awhile back under another journal, but never completed the challenge. I think at the rate I'm going since the beginning of the new year, it might not be very difficuult.

1st book of the year: Haunted, by Chuck Palahnuik

This book was pretty good. It has several gory moments, and can be described as a compilation of short stories written by the characters in the book. It is in some moments horror, whereas some points are laughable.

2. Pet Sematary by Stephen King

One of King's better horror books that I've read, lacking the pages and pages of droning on that sometimes bore me. Toward the end I did find myself skimming paragraphs to get to the climax I knew from the movies was coming. The end left me hanging. I was also afraid I might have nightmares.

3. I Have Lived in the Monster by Robert Ressler

Non-fiction book written by a criminal profiler, with several case studies and a few transcripts from notorious serial killers. Very interesting read, and the first of its kind for me.

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4. Room, by Emma Donoghue

I read this entire book back to back in 8 hours yesterday at work. It was that good. Unique in narrative perspective, it's seen through the eyes of a 5 year old boy, Jack. There's really no good way to explain the book without giving too much away. But we are introduced to Jack and his ma, who live in 11x11 foot Room, which is Jack's whole world, literally. He sleeps in Wardrobe, and as the book goes on you slowly learn, from Jack and conversations he overhears, why he's there. Just an awesome read.