Here is my reading summary for the week ending 24th June 2012 – the books I have finished; a sneak peek of all the books I am currently reading (as I never read just one book at a time) and any quotes or internet links that catch my eye.
My rating system:
A= Excellent Stuff – a real page turner and read in one sitting
B= Really Good Read
C= Average – very readable and enjoyable
D= It was OK, a bit of a struggle to finish.
1. This week I have finished:
Only one book – but a very, very good one:
The Boy Who Fell to Earth by Kathy Lette (Chick Lit) – A
2. My Current reads:
Blurbs from the books I am currently reading are:
A Fountain Filled With Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Mystery) – Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, Miller’s Kill, New York is about as safe as it gets. That’s why Episcopal minister Clare Fergusson is shocked when the July Fourth weekend brings a rash of vicious assaults to the scenic town. Even Clare’s good friend, police chief Russ Van Alstyne, is shaken by the brutality of the crimes-especially when it appears that the victims were chosen because they are gay.
The Hut Builder by Laurence Fearnley (General Fiction) – As a boy in the late 1930s, young Boden’s life is changed for ever the day his neighbour Dudley drives him over the mountains into the vast snow-covered plains of the Mackenzie Country. He realises he will never be the same again. Years later, the 20-year-old Boden, now a university student, helps build an alpine hut high up on the eastern slopes of Mount Cook.
Am I Black Enough For You? by Anita Heiss (Autobiography) – I’m Aboriginal. I’m just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but was raised in the suburbs of Sydney and educated at the local Catholic school. She is Aboriginal – however, this does not mean she likes to go barefoot and, please, don’t ask her to camp in the desert.
3. Quote/s and links for the week
First some links:
This week I thought I’d share some links to a few of my favourite web sites:
- A great place for finding what other books your newly discovered author has written is Fantastic Fiction.
- Top 100 Kindle e-books, which also includes the top 100 FREE kindle books.
- I also spend time in Goodreads to keep track of all my books, both read and waiting to be read
- If you want to see if that email you’ve been sent about onions being full of bacteria is true and other strange claims visit snopes.
Now a quote:
My only quote this week is an excerpt from A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD by Julia Spencer-Fleming, the Reverend Clare Fergusson has just found the badly beaten body of a man:
…“I keep thinking of this gruesome old hymn we used to sing at my grandmothers church.” She tilted her head against the tree. “There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins, she sang, her voice a shaky thread…One of the dogs whined and butted her with its head. She clutched its hair scrubbing her eyes with her other hand. “It use to scare me when I was a little kid.”…