Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another Book Review

The Lace Makers of Glenmara The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
This was one of the few books that I had to quit after reading three quarters of. The character development, and story were poorly constructed and, in my opinion, the writing-style was juvenile at best. Everything was rushed and lacked the detail that could have at least made it readable. In short, a complete waste of time and energy. Not a book that I will ever recommend for anyone.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Book Review

Little Women Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is one of those books that I've always meant to read, but I just never made the time for it. I got the audio-book, though, and have been listening to it while I clean and run errands. It really is a wonderful book that follows the journeys of the four March girls as they grow from children into women.

I really love the way that the book is written. Each chapter is it's own mini-story, but they all connect to form the big picture. The characters are very easy to relate to and I found myself loving them more and more the further I got. Also, there are a plethora of life lessons to learn from the little women's trials and triumphs. Even though this book was written over 100 years ago, the morals that the author included in it are very much still valid. I think that this book would be a great benefit to anyone who reads it because the good nature, kindnesss, and put-others-first attitude that the characters personify is very infectious and you can't help but be absorbed with wanting to be just as good.

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The Last Lecture The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
The last 1/3 was very similar to the first 1/3 in that I couldn't wait to get through it because it was super boring. I kept hoping that there would be more experiences similar to the middle of the book, but no. It really just felt like the beginning and the end was just there as filler. Not a book that I would recommend buying, but it wouldn't hurt to borrow it from a friend or the library.

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