Recent Reads, Twitterature-Style

recent reads, twitterature-style

Some of the books I’ve finished recently. Many are ones I haven’t liked all that much, because if I love a book, I usually want to write a full review!

Mostly Glad I Read ’em
  • One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen WayOne Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way
    Like the principles discussed, but for such a short book it was still quite repetitive.
  • Glamping with MaryJane: Glamour + CampingGlamping with MaryJane: Glamour + Camping
    So much fun, and loved the pictures. If you’re at all interested in vintage travel trailers, or non-roughing-it-camping, grab this book.
  • A Change of FortuneA Change of Fortune
    I shouldn’t have liked this as much as I did. It’s a romance, the historical details miss the mark quite a bit, the suspense isn’t very suspenseful, the plotting is absurd, and some of the dialogue is super contrived (especially when talking about God). Inexplicably, I still enjoyed it as a light and fluffy bit of entertainment. It’s one that the mood has to be just right for this to be amusing instead of annoying.
It’s Not You, It’s Me
  • Stepping HeavenwardStepping Heavenward
    A beloved book for many, I didn’t care for it, and wondered if I’d have appreciated it if I’d first read it as a teen.
  • Mouse Guard: The Black AxeMouse Guard: The Black Axe
    This series has gotten rave reviews for it’s historical-inspired setting and fantastic artwork. If you like graphic novels, I think you’ll love it. I’m ready to concede that I just don’t like graphic novels.
  • Two Views of Hell: A Biblical & Theological DialogueTwo Views of Hell: A Biblical & Theological Dialogue
    Liked the format, but thought the one author was needlessly personal and fairly obnoxious in some of his retorts. Also, apparently I’m really not that interested in theological debates because some of the finer points of the discussion had me wondering why I should care.
Can I Have That Reading Time Back
  • In the Shadow of the GlacierIn the Shadow of the Glacier (Constable Molly Smith)
    Likeable main character, but a poor mystery and dull story-telling. May give another book in the series a chance to see if the plotting has improved.
  • OCD, The Dude, and MeOCD, The Dude, and Me
    Started off with a lot of promise (epistolary fiction! love it!) but by the end I was almost rolling my eyes at the cliches and so-obvious-it’s-painful plot twist(s). Wish I hadn’t bothered.
  • The Partly Cloudy PatriotThe Partly Cloudy Patriot
    Wanted a lot more history in the essays, or a true memoir. Didn’t like the mish-mash of history/memoir/politics, and found her voice to be pretentious and annoying. I get it, you’re super smart and nerdy in a good way and love books and history.

For more peeks at what people are reading, head over to Modern Mrs. Darcy’s link-up!

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  1. Non-roughing-it camping? Sign me up! Will have to check that one out 😉

  2. I love your categories! That’s a fun way to approach reviews!

  3. I’ve read some of these; others are new to me….but what I really want to say is your categories are AWESOME.

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