Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday Reads

If you're heading into a long weekend like I am (Easter, anyone?) then you might have a little more time for reading. Some great books I've read lately that take me to a different world:

Across the Universe by Beth Revis. I read all the hype and promos and wow! Were they right! A great story that pulled me into a different time and place. I loved the world building.

Dark Life by Kat Falls. I liked the action and adventure in this book (definitely a fast-paced story) but it was the setting that really intrigued me. The details of living in an underwater city were interesting. So much that I wished there were a few more about how it all worked. But I have a feeling there are more books to come.

Scumble by Ingrid Law. This struck me as such a good example of what I love about middle grade books. A bit of magic, a bit of mystery, a kid with unusual talents. I actually didn't like Ingrid Law's Savvy that much, even though it got great reviews, but I really enjoyed this one! [Maybe I'll have to read Savvy again.]

By the way, I read these the old-fashioned way, on paper. I'm not sure which is better for the earth, paper or digital? Anyone know? 

Happy Earth Day and Happy Easter, if you're celebrating.

7 comments:

  1. I read Savvy and even though it was a tad bit slow - it was more literary - the writing drew me in and I ended up loving it. I think it helps if you realize it wasn't meant to be fast-paced going into it. I haven't read Scumble yet.

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  2. Scumble looks good to me too. I'm knee deep in East of Eden by Steinbeck right now. I don't know which is better for the enviornment, but I prefer a real book still. Happy Easter.

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  3. I've heard of this one, Across the Universe. I'll have to check it out. I like the idea of what it would take to live in underwater cities and some of my fav Sci-Fi has used that premise. So now I have to check out Dark Life too.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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  4. I loved ATU, and the other two sound interesting.

    Happy Easter.

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  5. Hope you had a good long Easter weekend.

    I also enjoyed ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. I love science fiction. I read that on my Kindle.

    I read DARK FALLS in hardcover though. I enjoyed the world building in that as well.

    I'm still wondering if my reading experience was different between the two. Once I start reading, everything disappears. So maybe no difference.

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  6. I definitely order a lot more ebooks than print books now--but not sure which is better either.

    Had a great Easter weekend but I was surprised I didn't have as much reading time as I expected to have. Wah.

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  7. Across The Universe is on my to-read list, and Scumble sounds really interesting too. Hope you had a great Easter weekend - it's about to get better - you won a prize in my blog contest! - so come on over so you can send me the details :)

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