Monday, February 28, 2011

The Book of Love* - Part II

I am joining in with somewhere along a winding path to count the number of books I read in a year.

6. Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay

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I LOVED this book. It was a beautiful story, beautifully told. There are 2 intertwining stories that are told in alternating chapters. One of the characters is a journalist who is investigating something that happened in 1942 called the Vel' d'Hiv', in order to commemorate the 60th anniversary. The other character was a child at the time of the Vel' d'Hiv', and the story is about what happens to her and her life. The point at which the two stories come together is really well done. I read it in a day, and found it compelling.

7. Last Chance to See - Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine

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I was inspired to read this book, which was written in 1988, after seeing a series of documentaries on TV last year, by the same name. The book is about a journey to see a number of endangered animals in their natural environment, and the efforts that are being undertaken to conserve them. The Doco was a revisiting of these animals to see where they are up to now. Loved the doco, loved the book.

8. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less - Jeffrey Archer

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I was encouraged to read this one by my M-I-L. She proclaimed it to be the best book she had ever read. I was sceptical - of course - and found it a little difficult to get into at first. When the scene had been set and the plot really got going, I was hooked. This is the story of 4 men who get duped out of some money, and the very clever way they get the money back.

9. Stolen - Tess Gerritsen

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 10. Candelo - Georgia Blaine

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11. Third Strike - Zoe Sharp

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But I
I love it when you read to me
And you
You can read me anything
*The Book of Love - Peter Gabriel

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