30 January 2008

Just finished reading...

Thanks to the rainy weather, I've read more books than usual in the past week.
I'm still hooked on the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King, and last week managed to get through A Letter of Mary and The Moor, in conjunction with a few other books that I've been anxious to read.

With one of the bookstore gift cards I received for Christmas, I picked up Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off, which is a great "dipping into" book. Stephanie is a great writer, she can be funny enough to make me laugh out loud, and then a few lines later make me misty-eyed. (Also, she's Canadian, and I recognize a lot of the stuff that she talks about.) It was a great book to keep beside the bed for the few minutes I can stay awake to read before I fall asleep at night.

Another book that I'd been waiting impatiently for, Cornelia Read's The Crazy School, finally came in to the library. It's the sequel to A Field of Darkness, and continues the story of Madeline Dare, a Long Island debutante married to Dean, a railroad worker. In this installment, Madeline takes a job at a private school for troubled teens, abnd soon discovers that it's not just the students who are troubled. While everyone does have secrets, the administrators of the school seem to have more and darker ones than most.
Yes, a flimsy review, but while I enjoyed the book immensely and read it in one day, it's very difficult to describe. But if you liked A Field of Darkness, you'll love this one.


  1. Just as I suspected - not boring at all! You are a welcome addition to our Whoduknit Group - love your book review. I made a couple of those Fidgets too - everyone loves them.

  2. Hey, sorry to hear about your hands! Rest them up so we can see you soon! :)

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog and sharing your story. Thank goodness for yahoo!. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend.


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