Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Continuing Journey

I posted lots of book reviews this week, not all related to the Take the Journey Reading Challenge. I realized I must have got a long way behind when I saw my review for one book claimed I was going to wait till after Christmas to read the next in the series. Now, when was Christmas?

Ah well. I did find time to read a bit too, besides posting reviews. Mary DeMuth's Thin Places was a beautiful read, and one that I actually reviewed at about the right time, since it's only just come out.

A very different book was Sarah Waters' The Night Watch which I borrowed from a friend. It brought World War II London very vividly to life, and introduced me to some fascinating characters. I was intrigued by the way the story goes backwards in time, rather like the way we meet people and learn later about their pasts; and by the way ones assumptions don't always prove true.

And in a lighter, or darker vein (depending on your point of view), was Greywalker, by Kat Richardson, which my husband suggested I might like. The heroine is a Private Investigator with some rather curious skills, and the writer introduces her ability to see supernatural things very "naturally." A really fun tale.

So, where am I with my Reading Challenge points? 294 to date! Maybe I'll cross that magic 300 mark soon!

2 comments:

A. F. Stewart said...

Your reviews are enjoyable anytime.

A little reward for all your hard work. I've gifted the Sunshine Award to you and your blog. Check it out here:
http://afstewartblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/little-sunshine-award-in-february.html

maryrussel said...

You must get up really early to accomplish all that. I can barely find any time to do any reading these days.