Friday, December 17, 2010

73. thru 76. Catching Up

I really need to post something about these four books before I forget all, so I willjust do a really short review on each. Then I've got to get back to packing.

Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos
I didn't like this book nearly as much as Broken for You.  It was about a very weird family whose sick mother disappears in a tornado leaving her husband and three small children.  They grow up and live odd lives but eventually come back to the small Nebraska town after their father is killed by lightning.  Something about the weather, I guess.  Rating:  3.5

The Gift by Pete Hamill
Another disappointment.  This is a biographical story of Pete's leave from the Navy after boot camp to visit his family for Christmas.  He is only seventeen and brokenheated because his girlfriend has broken up with him.  Not a heartwarming Christmas story at all.  Rating:  3

The Bookwoman's Last Fling by John Dunning
I like this mystery series about a retired cop who takes up selling rare books but still manages to do a lot of detecting.  This story takes place in Idaho and California and follows the racing crowd.  There are still a lot of wonderful books involved.  A good mystery.  Rating:  4

The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters by Lorraine Lopez
I found this book quite interesting when the four sisters were young.  Each chapter is told with a different sister as narrator.  But when the sisters get older, it is told mostly from Loretta's point of view and she is very dark and depressing.  So I quit about halfway.  DNF