Sunday, June 19, 2005

Reading Quote of the Day

"Rosenberg's First Law of Reading: Never apologize for your reading tastes" from Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library by Joyce G. Saricks.

Here is a quick run-down of what I have read recently, both recreational and school required readings. I'll let you guess which is which! :-)

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.
Fascinating historical facts about Chicago and the World's Fair (1893) combined with riveting narrative about a serial killer in Chicago at the same time.

Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs.
Meet Tempe Brennan, a forensic anthropogist who leaves the lab to solve crimes in this suspenseful mystery series (like Patricia Cornwell).

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
No, I haven't read this before! While meant to be set in the future it seems to be telling a story that accurately describes the world today...

Desire by Amanda Quick.
Lady Clare can no longer maintain control of the Isle of Desire and is forced to marry the King's illegitimate son, who at first seems to be quite of the opposite of her desire. I give this regency romance four hot chili peppers out of five.

Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz.
Kelson is only fourteen when his father, the King, dies and he is next in line for the throne and also his magical powers that can be brought forth by various rituals...if the evil sorceress doesn't kill him first!

Black Rose by Nora Roberts.
The second title of the In the Garden trilogy explores the growing relationship between no-nonsense Rosalind and the hunky genealogical researcher Mitch (who is helping the family discover the origin of their resident ghost. (This one gets three hot chili peppers!)

Some may scoff at romance novels, but hopefully most people can just accept that people have different reading tastes. As I hope you can see from this blog, I like to read things from all over the library. Sometimes, however, a romance novel provides just the right escape from the everyday. This summer is a good example, as I am swamped with homework but I still reserve a few minutes each day for my "brain candy" read.

Go find yours and be proud!