Friday, August 12, 2005

Tagged by Gem for Book Reviews

Gem, over at Journally Yours has tagged me!!!

Subject: Your turn...really! ;-)
Author: libragem007
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"You're tagged...you're being pimped...call this what you will...

Now you are "IT!"

LOL!! I was tagged by Laura ~ and in her entry, she mentioned that I share the books I read. So here's my "write and tell" choices of books because it helped me inside out. Read on why with excerpts from the book itself.

But first.......................I tagged and "pimpin'" the following journal writers in alpha order...hopefully they will share their love of reading as well!

Since I play nice, I am "it" and will pass on some of the books I just read and really enjoyed!

First, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.  This is the authors first novel and it took her ten years to write.  It has been on the best seller list since released in hardcover in June.  It is a long, descriptive tale, full of history and mystery about one of my favorite fantasy subjects, Dracula.  It is intelligent and engaging.  Nearing the climax at the end, I could not put it down, and read until way after my bedtime!  I recommend it highly and would give it 4.5 out 5 stars!

Next, Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs, which is new to paperback recently.  This is another outstanding effort in the Tempe Brennan series.  Dr. Brennan is a forensic pathologist who works for six months in Quebec and 6 months is North Carolina.  I have enjoyed all of the books so far in this series and this was one of the best.  It is full of great science and great suspense as we find out who 3 skeletonswere, how and why they were murdered, and that the murderer is still out there and still dangerous.  Excellent.  I give it 4.2 out of 5 stars!  Great quick read, don't read the end with the lights out! (duh, you know what I mean!)

Third, Memorial Day by Vince Flynn, also new to paperback.  Like the last book this is also a continuation of a series that I love.  Mitch Rapp is the leading man in these books, he is a CIA operative extraordinaire, and the President's and CIA Director's go-to guy in the fight against terrorism.  I personally love these books because I recognize the fact that the fiction written within is probably closer to the truth out there on any given day.  That truth being that the terrorists are here, and are often foiled at the last minute, and we, "the public" are none the wiser.  This book was the best in the series so far, in my opinion, an edge of the seat thriller and a fast, yet suspensful and detailed read.  I give it 4.7 out of 5 stars!

As you can see, my taste in books runs the gamut!  I would also like to do a quick shout out about the book Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook.  It is much better and funnier than the movie!  It is a light read but full of "pee in your pants" laughs!!  Don't read with a full bladder!!!  LOL

Okay...so consider yourself tagged!  I would love to see some book recommendations from all of you!!! 

C'mon Michael, Dwayne, Hadon, Susan, Deb, Luanne and everyone else...let's hear them !  What should we read?

Be well,

Dawn

6 comments:

sbrlzc said...

Oh geez.... I don't read. I'm too dyslexic for that. LOL Seriously, Harry Potter. " ) Wanna know who dies? The day we got the book, my sister told me the end because my niece was upset.

Hugs,
Susan

thebaabee said...

Who me read?  I haven't been able to finish a book since the fog rolled in.  I was trying to finish The Notebook so I can get to the follow up (The Wedding) by Nicholas Sparks.  The book was borrowed, so I had to return it.  Never did get to read either book.  I did see the movie though.  LOL
Love Lu

jckfrstross said...

Ok give some time to think Deb

libragem007 said...

Dawn ;-)
These are interesting specially the Historian..which took the writer 10 years..wow!
Like you, when I start reading and I find it very interesting, I get mad if anyone even think about bothering me LOL!
I almost pick up that book Must Love Dogs...I can't wait to see the movie!
And my daughter looove The Notebook. And there's a sequel? oh-oh LOL!
Thank you for doing this ;-)
Gem

http://journals.aol.com/libragem007/JournallyYours

alphawoman1 said...

I love Temperence

fisherkristina said...

Interesting choices!  It seems you like thrilling stuff!  

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink