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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. -C.S Lewis

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crossing Over: One Woman's Escape from Amish Life by Ruth Irene Garrett. This was a good story. Of course Amish life is not quite idyllic as many of the fictions books I read make it out to be.

Pride and Prescience by Carrie Bebris. I have seen many "sequels" to Pride and Prejudice, but this was the first one that I have read. It was a good, classic "who did it" mystery and the author stayed pretty true to Jane Austen's style of writing.

Pretense by Laurie Wick. This was a very long book that I slowly trudged though. I guess it was okay, but I don't think I would read it again.

Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella.

Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella. I finally finished the Shopaholic series. It was so hard to get a hold of the second one, but once I did I read the last three right away. Now I feel a little sad that there are none left.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child by Elva Trevino Hart. This was a pretty good memoir.

Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman. This was a really good book about both the Amish custom of Rumspringa and the Amish in general.

Intern: A Doctor's Initiation by Sandeep Jauhar. I love books written by doctors about medical school, internship and residency. This was a bit darker than other similar books, and the author often questions his choice of career and certain things about the field of medicine in general.

The Longing by Beverly Lewis. This was the third and final book in "The Courtship of Nellie Fisher" trilogy. It was a good series.

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella. This is the second book in the shopaholic series. I have checked the library for this so many times and finally got it! At first it was a little over the top, but she toned it down a bit and it ended up being an okay read.

Multiple Choice by Claire Cook. This was a cutesy book about a mother and daughter who end up going to college at the same time. Have you ever read one of those short stories that are in Family Circle (I think that's the magazine that has short stories)? Well, this was like a really looong short story.