Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some Good Books.

I know I've been kinda out of the game. I've got some good reasons though... new twins... and my CD player broke (I only "read" books on CD... It's all I've got time for.) Well, with the babies getting bigger and getting a new CD player, I feel like I can almost get back into the game. :)

I asked my hubs to grab some books from the library- just randomly. He came home with these two. The Lock Artist and Caught. Both were pretty good. The Lock Artist has some language in it that I had to turn off the CD when the kids were around, but other than that... it was intriguing.

Caught is about a reporter who's job it is to catch pedophiles in the act. She goes on line, pretends she's a teenage girl, makes arrangements to meet up with these grown icky men... and when they show up, there is a huge camera crew and a reporter waiting inside instead of a teenage girl. Then she blasts the men on TV.
It seems all fine and dandy until pretty much everything becomes warped. She can no longer trust her gut, and it seems like a conspiracy is coming against her as well.
It's a good story. I'd be interested to see what other books this author has written. I've never heard of them before.
The Lock Artist is about a man who's writing letters from jail about his experiences as a kid, his experiences as a teenager who gets sucked into the life of being a safe cracker, and everything else in between.
He was called "The Miracle Boy" after a tragedy happened when he was young and then he couldn't speak again. He got taken in by his uncle who ran the local liquor store- where after the uncle changed the locks out- he got fascinated by how locks worked.
It got a little confusing at times because his flash backs and flash forwards were only a years time difference- and then it would change to present day 10 years later, and his childhood 9 years earlier.
It was a pretty good book (aside from the language coming out of nowhere)...

AND.... I just started "reading" this today. I am HOOKED! I can't wait to see how it all unfolds.
(as I was looking for this image, I saw this was made into a movie last year.... Where was I? How did I miss that?)

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Constant Princess

Philippa Gregory's book "The Other Boleyn Girl" is probably on my Top 20 book list. I have been looking forward to reading another book by her but just haven't had a chance until this past week. "The Constant Princess" tells the story of Queen Katherine of Aragon. She was King Henry VIII's wife when he met Anne Boleyn. The books tells of her Spanish upbringing and her fight to become the Queen of England. This book did not flow quite as freely as "The Other Boleyn Girl". The story was intereseting but it was weighted down with a lot of history and I know you guys may be thinking,"what do you expect it is a historical fiction book?" This is true but I like a little more fiction and a little less history. If you haven't ever read any of Gregory's books I do not recommend starting with this one but it would definitely be an interesteing read for a 2nd or 3rd book.