Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Break Reads: Check out My GoodReads Shelf- Click on a Book Cover to Find Out More...

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Vicky's bookshelf: read

The Bookseller of Kabul
Thirteen Moons
Pearl of China
The False Friend
Remarkable Creatures
North of Beautiful
The Paris Wife
The Help
I Am Number Four
Snow Falling on Cedars
The Tiger's Wife
Half Broke Horses
The Glass Castle
The Grilling Season
Dark Tort
Sweet Revenge
The Sense of an Ending
Claude & Camille
The Night Circus

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Looking forward to reading Sedgwick's Ghosts, especially since I enjoyed his award winning Midwinter Blood and Revolver. Yet another one of my to- read books...

Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and creation through the ages. Beginning with the cave-drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet's obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him. Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book's final section, set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time. Merging Sedgwick's gift for suspense with science- and historical-fiction, Ghosts of Heaven is a tale is worthy of intense obsession.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Vivan Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle

Vivian Apple at the End of the World (Vivian Apple, #1)  I'm about 2/3rds into this novel and find it a really compelling account about the Rapture.

Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recently devout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed "Rapture," all that’s left of her parents are two holes in the roof. Suddenly, she doesn't know who or what to believe. With her best friend Harp and a mysterious ally, Peter, Vivian embarks on a desperate cross-country roadtrip through a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers. Because at the end of the world, Vivan Apple isn't looking for a savior. She's looking for the truth.