March 15, 2013

March Reads: Short & Tweet Reviews

Here's what I've finished since my last reading round-up in mid-February. Sadly it's not quite as impressive as that one, but hey, I'm still setting a decent reading pace.

The Golden Egg by Donna Leon. As usual, love Commissario Brunetti & fam, plus the politics in the Questura. But oh this one was kind of tragic. #spoileralert #venice

The Fitzosbornes in Exile by Michelle Cooper. Awesome to see Nazi appeasement through the eyes of teens. Impending war seems so inevitable now, but so heartbreaking at time. Love Sophia.

Good People by Ewart Hutton. Good mystery, interesting cop, gloomy Wales setting. Creepy sexual element to crimes though, too much for me. #shudder

The Borgias: The Hidden History by G.J. Meyer. Aka In Defense of the Borgias. Funny to read this during Conclave since history of Borgias is essentially history of papal debauchery.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Sniff. Sob. I loved this book. Amazing inside look at WW2 by young British agent caught & tortured by the Gestapo. #unputdownable

A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz. Fairies & warlocks & vampires & spark reactors & dirigibles & oracles. 1903 steampunk Europe. Confusing plot, but still oddly likeable.

Dragon's Blood by Jane Yolen. For the BFF bookclub. A fun, Pern-esque read, set in a creative world. Boy trying to escape bondage by acquiring a fighting dragon. Not bad.

11/22/63 by Stephen King. Only audiobook I finished bc it's 1.5 days long. Loved it a lot though (which kinda surprised me) & oh how it made me cry. #timetravel

What are YOU reading? 

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