In other book news...Amazon is closing up Shelfari and merging it with Goodreads. So I will have to either move my account that keeps track of all my books to that website or another competing one. It's a hassle and now none of my links will work from past book reviews. I'll probably just forget to change over and all of it will be lost. Silly internet.
The Empress of One was recommended to me by Jeri and I loved it. My only complaint was the ending seemed a bit lacking and I really wanted to know more about the other characters in the town. After reading discussions online AND talking to Jeri there are more in this series of sorts. I'm excited to read them and find out what happened to Lark, and did Sally follow in her mother's footsteps, and what's the deal with Katherine and her father? I give it a 9 and recommend it if you like good character stories set right after WWII.
The Clue of the Leaning Chimney. I had this vintage Nancy Drew copy on my shelf from Ryan's Grandmother's house so I thought I'd read it one day. I'd never read a Nancry Drew book. Formulaic I'm sure but held my interest enough that when I came to page 160 and found out it was missing the last chapters, I had to go to the library and get it so I could find out if they found the Engs and the vases! Hypers! They did! I don't understand some of the language from the day or why it was ok to casually jab at Bess's weight problem. I give it like a 5. I have a few more. I might read them for fillers some time, but they look pretty on my bookshelf. Konmari might slap me.
Things We Tried to Read with Liv but failed....
Liv is really into reading herself these days. She still mainly makes up the stories from the pictures in her books, but I love it. She locks herself and Haven in her room and I can hear her reading through the door and playing school. She's VERY good at using inflection in her reading which I think is a unique skill for a 6 year old.
What are you reading? Rules of ratings seen here.