What’s on my night stand? (Or my audible player?):
I’m usually NOT a fan of fan fiction. In my opinion, it never really lives up to expectations set by the original. That said, I read such great reviews about Unequal Affections that I had to give it a try. Granted, Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite book, so it has some big shoes to fill. This novel, a retelling of the second half of P&P told as if Elizabeth had accepted Darcy’s first proposal, does not meet the caliber of Austen’s original writing (but really, how could it?). It is however, delightful. I am finding myself thoroughly enjoying this foray into what-if.
The Fringe Hours
by Jessica N. Turner
I have been a working mom for a little over a year now, and while I am finding a rhythm, I’m also finding that it doesn’t actually get easier. I do want to continue to grow though, and a part of that is recapturing some of me again — my hobbies, my joys, my time. I’m enjoying listening to The Fringe Hours on Audible. I haven’t learned anything ground breaking yet, but it has been very encouraging.
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You
by Ally Carter
This is another one that I’m listening to. It’s a bit of a departure for me as it is contemporary YA fiction. I usually prefer classic children’s/YA literature, but I’ve found myself enjoying some more recent releases, including Eleanor & Park, Wonder, The Hunger Games, and Divergent. I’m definitely not a fan of the narrator on this one (I think she is trying to sound younger, but it comes across as a mix of whispering and whining). But I’m sticking with it because the plot line, while pure fluff, get’s me through rush hour traffic each afternoon.
I’m a huge fan of Susan May Warren. I either really like her writing, or I largely like her writing. The Montana Rescue series isn’t my favorite of hers, but I am enjoying it nonetheless. It helps that I lived in Montana for four years and that state holds a special place in my heart. This novel was full of Montana beauty and plenty of adventure in Glacier National Park as a van full of teenagers goes over the side of a cliff during a storm and the leaders must find a way to get them all out alive.Check back for a full review coming soon!
I just started this one, so far we already have a rocky relationship and a mysterious kidnapping. I’m hoping that it shapes up into a good read. I have largely enjoyed other Eason novels.
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That’s Not My Tractor
by Fiona Watt
This is currently Fiona’s very favorite book. She LOVES the Usborne Touchy-Feely books, and out of the three she has, this one is by far the favored one. Who knew a book about tractors would be such a hit? I would highly recommend all of these Touchy-Feely books. (We also have That’s Not My Pony and That’s Not My Fox.) Bonus points for the author being named Fiona.