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text 2016-06-01 15:13
May Reading Roundup
How the Light Gets In - Louise Penny
Because We Are Called to Counter Culture: In a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, and Pornography (Counter Culture Booklets) - David Platt
Still Alice - Lisa Genova
Azincourt - Bernard Cornwell
Confessions of a Prayer Slacker - Diane Moody
Divine Collision: An African Boy, an American Lawyer, and Their Remarkable Battle for Freedom - Foreword by Bob Goff,Jim Gash
Band of Brothers: The Game's Afoot - Richard Foreman
Allegiant - Veronica Roth
Dickon - Marjorie Bowen
A Time to Grieve (Journeying though Grief, Book One) - Kenneth C. Haugk

My reading was all over the place this month in terms of genre and did not include anything I would categorize as amazing, but I did get a lot read. In addition to these 10, I finished Kenneth Haugk's 'Experiencing Grief' which did not impact me quite as much as the first book . . . . or maybe that's just where I am. Who knows.

 

Audio Books:

How the Light Gets In

Still Alice

Divine Collision

Allegiant

 

NetGalley:

The Game's Afoot

Dickon (DNF)

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review 2016-05-16 15:32
A good final part to this trilogy
Allegiant - Veronica Roth

A good final part to this trilogy: not as dark as Insurgent although there is still a fair amount of death and tears.  As Tris and Tobias leave the city for the Allegiant colony, they discover more divisions amongst the populace which they find the need to fight with tragic consequences.

If you've read the first two books, it would be a shame not to see the trilogy through to its conclusion. On the other hand, if you've not read hte other two, this will all seem a bit mysterious.

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review 2016-05-13 17:21
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Allegiant - Aaron Stanford,Emma Galvin,Veronica Roth

I have so many questions.

 

Why did I torture myself with reading this after seeing so much negative feedback about it? And why did I think that listening to it on audio would be better? (It's not. The only thing worse than skimming through constant scenes of teenage lust is listening to it. Bleh.)

 

Why is this doomed future world ruled by a bunch of self-righteous teenagers? 

 

Is the moral lesson that it's alright to target an entire community as long as you can make loose parallels between what they are doing and horrific acts of the past? Did I already ask why we're letting teenagers make these decisions?

 

Why do all the characters sound exactly the same (writing not just narration)?

 

Why are there chapters switching points of view when the two characters are always together?

 

Ugh. There is no way that the movie can not improve upon this. At least it will be quicker.

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text 2016-05-02 15:49
May TBR
Azincourt - Bernard Cornwell
Band of Brothers: The Game's Afoot - Richard Foreman
Fires of Faith: Catholic England Under Mary Tudor - Eamon Duffy
Dickon - Marjorie Bowen
The Queen's Caprice - Marjorie Bowen
How the Light Gets In - Louise Penny
Allegiant - Veronica Roth
The Heretic's Daughter - Kathleen Kent
The Children of Henry VIII - Alison Weir
Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen - Anna Whitelock

Is Azincourt on your TBR too? Join us in the More Historical Than Fiction Book Club to read it in May.

 

NetGalley:

The Game's Afoot

Dickon

The Queen's Caprice

 

Audio Books:

How the Light Gets In

Allegiant

The Heretic's Daughter

 

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