Monday, February 7, 2011

Book Challenge: Week 5

Another week, another 3 books finished.  Only 2 more to go until I've met my monthly goal!

First up was the The Apothecary's Daughter.  It was a nookbook freebie on (gotta love freebies!)  I'm glad I got it for free because I didn't enjoy it much. One of the reasons it took me so long to finish was because I was forever going back and trying to figure out what just happened as there were a lot of abrupt time & setting  changes -I kept thinking I missed pages because the story stopped making sense to me!  The main character was likeable enough, but I could have sworn that during most of the book she liked being in the apothecary, but at the end she stated she hated it.  Still not sure which it was and I'm not about to reread the story to figure that out.  She also had not one potential suitors, but three.  That confused me as well as I couldn't make up my mind who I was supposed to be rooting for.  Too bad I don't have the main character's infallable memory!

The next book was a wonderful balm (pun intended) to its predecessor:  The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World.  I LOVED IT!!!!  I was thrilled to find a new story of circumnavigators.  Honestly, I'm totally jealous of their journey & wish I had made something like that happen before I became a mom.  After reading this though, I think I'm prepared to take some more adventurous journeys.  I'm sure ms. caboo will join my own Lost Girls group, anyone else care to hop on board?

Finally, I read Anne of Avonlea (Sterling Classics).  It was fun watching Anne take on her first teaching job.  I'm not sure I could have done the same thing when I was 16!  I'm looking forward to seeing what hijinks Anne gets up to once she goes on to college in the next book.

That's it for me -what did you read last week?

Anne of Avonlea (Sterling Classics)The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World.The Apothecary's Daughter


  1. I actually finished reading Dracula for the first time in almost 20 years, started The Scarlet Letter (which I only half-arsed read in the first place about 17 years ago), and started a novel by a friend of mine. All of these were ebooks on my to see if I can actually finish any.....:-P

  2. Hey there! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love it here at your blog too! Love to hear what you are reading. I just finished the Hunger Games trilogy...good stuff. And now I'm working on "Geisha, A Life." Congrats on losing the 6 lbs. too!

  3. Aw heck, C-Joy! I got the Apothecary's Daughter, too. I guess this means I can wait to read it. Do you really think I would even take a second to ponder whether we should travel around the world? Sign me up, sister!


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