Friday, October 29, 2010

Book Review Time!

Alright, it's time for a baby break! I finished up these books in the last month of pregnancy. I really thought my book reading would be over once Ethan got here, but suprisingly I get a lot of reading done while pumping. Nothing like multi-tasking!

The Heartmender

This book and the next book I'm going to review were recommended to me by my stepfather. They aren't books I would typically pick up, but I have to admit that they weren't too bad and I'm glad I was exposed to something a little out of the ordinary for me.

Andy Andrews is an Orange Beach, AL native which happens to be where my mom and step dad's condo is located and where both these books are set to take place in. I have to say that this book was my favorite of the two. I believe it was a little more well written and is a little bit about WWII which happens to be a favorite subject of mine.

It is a story about second chances and learning to let go of hate and forgive. It's a pretty fast and easy read and it's definitly one that keeps your attention. It starts off with a litlte bit of a mystery when the author of the book finds a German sub-pack with Nazi uniform buttons and pictures in it. He then goes on the search to figure out just who the man is in the picture and the story of how it got there. I can't reveal too much else, because I think it would spoil the read so I'll let you go from there.

The Noticer

I would classify this book more as a self help book in story form. The main character, Jones, appears in people's lives around the small town of Orange Beach and seems to always provide the right advice at the right time. I felt like the book was a little too simplistic and spelled out for my taste, but I did benefit from some of the lessons the old man had to share. Again it's another short one at about 150 pages and is an easy read as well.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I have to admit that I started this book a long time ago and then set it aside and decided to read baby material instead. After reading some other bloggers reviews of it though, I decided to try to tackle it again and I am so glad I did.

It is a little tough to make it through the beginning of the book. I think my problem was there were so many characters introduced with odd names and odd locations that really didn't seem to tie in together. However, they do all come togther pretty quickly after the first couple of chapters so just push through. It's well worth it. It's an awesome crime/mystery book and I cannot wait to read the next two books in the series.

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