Tuesday, April 1, 2008

March Recap with Blurbs

Here's what I read this month. But I wanted to try a new thing with these recap posts. I want to try blurbing them .... or in other words..... writing a very small description or reaction to them. Here goes.

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson: A shy-ish girl is sent on an adventure of a lifetime thanks to her dead aunt

The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner: Nerdy, but lovable, Tick gets some letters full of riddles and learns there's more to the world than he thought

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards: A family deals with a split second life-changing decision

Jinx by Meg Cabot: Jean comes to NY to live with her cousins and gets more than she bargained for

Dairy of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules by Jeff Kinney: Our friend Gregory deals with more junior high mishaps, but especially, his not-so-nice older brother

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer: How one family deals with the chaos of a major world disaster

Magic Lessons by Justine Larbalestier: Our heroine, Reason, learns more about her magical family in this 2nd book of a trilogy

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott: An excellent pep talk for writers!

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold: After Susie dies, she watches how her family deals with their grief

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray: Life gets pretty "other worldly" when Gemma gets sent to boarding school in England

Moloka'i by Alan Brennert: A moving story about life in the infamous leper colony of Hawaii

Favorites: Moloka'i, The Lovely Bones and 13 Little Blue Envelopes

(Okay, so that blurbing thing may take some practice!)

War and Peace update: Now on page 337. Moving right along! ..... NOT :)


  1. You blow we away! I can't believe you read all those books. Yes, I can. James Dashner came to our book club last year! he was awesome. I also like your blurbs.

  2. I can only read all these books because many of them are easy fast YA types.

  3. I think the blurbing thing works very well!

    I loved The Lovely Bones and Bird by Bird. Liked (but didn't love) Moloka'i. Didn't care to much for The Great and Terrible Beauty.

  4. I read Lovely Bones a few years ago and loved it. I read Molokai last year and thought it was great.. a little long in the middle but very very good.



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