Friday Fifteen

So glad it’s Friday! Here are this week’s micro book reviews:

1. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Quiet and charming; I remember the vibe more than the plot details.

2. Kirsten Learns a Lesson (American Girls: Kirsten #2) by Janet Beeler Shaw
Not my favorite growing up, but looking back themes of language/communication were handled really nicely.

3. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Read it for class and ended up devouring it like I was reading for fun.

4. Florence and Eric Take the Cake by Jocelyn Wild
Maybe if they were goats, not lambs, this hat/cake mix-up wouldn’t have been a problem.

5. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
Last of the Time books, and the one I remember least.

3 thoughts on “Friday Fifteen

  1. I think “The God of Small Things” is one of the most haunting and strangely beautiful books I’ve ever read. As to the “time” books, what are they all? I know about “A Wrinkle in Time,” “A Wind in the Door,” and “A Swiftly Tilting Planet,” but are there more of which I am unaware? It’s been a long time since I read them, and I would like to know all the names.

    • The “time” books are generally “A Wrinkle in Time,” “A Wind in the Door,” “A Swiftly Tilting Planet,” and “Many Waters”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Quartet. “Many Waters” is a little different, but I really enjoyed it; I hope you check it out!

      Also, “haunting and strangely beautiful” is the perfect description for “The God of Small Things.”

      • I am a fan of Madeleine L’Engle’s books too, but haven’t read them in years. I recently listened to “A Wind in the Door” as an audio book and it makes me want to re-read all the others. “Many Waters” was a favorite of mine. I’ll have to remember to grab it from my childhood bedroom the next time I make a trip home!

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