Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010 Books

I love books and all of the possibility they hold.  Nothing amazes me more than an author who can move me, teach me, excite me or shock me.  Here are the books I have read in 2010.


The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett (1/06) 4 stars - I liked this book because it was set in the Middle Ages.  I have always been a sucker for a knight in shining armor.  The book is long but actually went pretty quick with lots of action.  It does have some gratuitous scenes of sex and violence, for some a reason to read for others a reason not to read.

Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert (1/15) 3 stars - This is a non-fiction book about one woman's spiritual journey to find herself and balance in her life.  The middle section where she lives in an ashram in India was fantastic.  I enjoyed the detailed information about the different cultures, Italy, India and Bali.  It had spectacular pieces, but not spectacular the whole way through.


Crazy For the Storm - Norman Olestead (2/6/10) 4 stars - This is another non-fiction book, I can't believe how many I am reading!  Great book about survival and strength and parenting.  It made me want to not be as careful with my kids.  Kids need some adversity to overcome, because someday I won't be there to save the day and they really need to believe in themselves.  In this case, it was life or death.  Quick and easy, I definitely recommend this.

1 comment:

Three Against One said...

If you like Harry Potter, which I see do do and I am a huge fan of both the books and movies, you should try out the House of Night Series. It reminds me a lot of H.P. in many ways!