Monday, April 20, 2009

Musing Mondays

Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite? (question courtesy of MizB)

I've had a really good run of reading so far this year!

Since I switch back and forth between fiction and non-fiction I thought I'd double answer this question.

Street Gang by Michael Davis is probably my favorite non-fiction book so far this year. I don't know how much of this has to do with my past work experience in TV, but I thought this book was really great in the amount of detail the author was able to cover without the book ever becoming dry.

If you twist my arm, I would have to say Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg was my least favorite non-fiction book so far. Although I have no regrets about reading it. The only thing that puts it at the bottom of the list is the writing. I feel like I could have written the book myself if I had had those same experiences. Still, it is a great story and well worth the little time it takes to read!

Moving on to fiction...by George by Wesley Stace is such a good book! Multi-generational, focus is on the young male character and a ventriloquist's dummy, but the women in the book are very well developed and strong.

And, least favorite fiction would have to go to The James Boys by Richard Liebmann-Smith. It's an ambitious book imagining Jesse and Frank James as brothers to Henry and William James. I really like the premise but the author put things together in a very confusing manner by including biographical research in a way that pulls the reader out of the story. Still, I will pick up his next book, if there is one.

I've linked the titles to my reviews if you're interested.

4 comments:

Yvonne said...

Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite? (question courtesy of MizB)

I've had a really good run of reading so far this year!

Since I switch back and forth between fiction and non-fiction I thought I'd double answer this question.

Street Gang by Michael Davis is probably my favorite non-fiction book so far this year. I don't know how much of this has to do with my past work experience in TV, but I thought this book was really great in the amount of detail the author was able to cover without the book ever becoming dry.

If you twist my arm, I would have to say Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg was my least favorite non-fiction book so far. Although I have no regrets about reading it. The only thing that puts it at the bottom of the list is the writing. I feel like I could have written the book myself if I had had those same experiences. Still, it is a great story and well worth the little time it takes to read!

Moving on to fiction...by George by Wesley Stace is such a good book! Multi-generational, focus is on the young male character and a ventriloquist's dummy, but the women in the book are very well developed and strong.

And, least favorite fiction would have to go to The James Boys by Richard Liebmann-Smith. It's an ambitious book imagining Jesse and Frank James as brothers to Henry and William James. I really like the premise but the author put things together in a very confusing manner by including biographical research in a way that pulls the reader out of the story. Still, I will pick up his next book, if there is one.

I've linked the titles to my reviews if you're interested.

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caite said...

Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite? (question courtesy of MizB)

I've had a really good run of reading so far this year!

Since I switch back and forth between fiction and non-fiction I thought I'd double answer this question.

Street Gang by Michael Davis is probably my favorite non-fiction book so far this year. I don't know how much of this has to do with my past work experience in TV, but I thought this book was really great in the amount of detail the author was able to cover without the book ever becoming dry.

If you twist my arm, I would have to say Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg was my least favorite non-fiction book so far. Although I have no regrets about reading it. The only thing that puts it at the bottom of the list is the writing. I feel like I could have written the book myself if I had had those same experiences. Still, it is a great story and well worth the little time it takes to read!

Moving on to fiction...by George by Wesley Stace is such a good book! Multi-generational, focus is on the young male character and a ventriloquist's dummy, but the women in the book are very well developed and strong.

And, least favorite fiction would have to go to The James Boys by Richard Liebmann-Smith. It's an ambitious book imagining Jesse and Frank James as brothers to Henry and William James. I really like the premise but the author put things together in a very confusing manner by including biographical research in a way that pulls the reader out of the story. Still, I will pick up his next book, if there is one.

I've linked the titles to my reviews if you're interested.

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Jane said...

Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite? (question courtesy of MizB)

I've had a really good run of reading so far this year!

Since I switch back and forth between fiction and non-fiction I thought I'd double answer this question.

Street Gang by Michael Davis is probably my favorite non-fiction book so far this year. I don't know how much of this has to do with my past work experience in TV, but I thought this book was really great in the amount of detail the author was able to cover without the book ever becoming dry.

If you twist my arm, I would have to say Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg was my least favorite non-fiction book so far. Although I have no regrets about reading it. The only thing that puts it at the bottom of the list is the writing. I feel like I could have written the book myself if I had had those same experiences. Still, it is a great story and well worth the little time it takes to read!

Moving on to fiction...by George by Wesley Stace is such a good book! Multi-generational, focus is on the young male character and a ventriloquist's dummy, but the women in the book are very well developed and strong.

And, least favorite fiction would have to go to The James Boys by Richard Liebmann-Smith. It's an ambitious book imagining Jesse and Frank James as brothers to Henry and William James. I really like the premise but the author put things together in a very confusing manner by including biographical research in a way that pulls the reader out of the story. Still, I will pick up his next book, if there is one.

I've linked the titles to my reviews if you're interested.

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Bee and Rose said...

Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite? (question courtesy of MizB)

I've had a really good run of reading so far this year!

Since I switch back and forth between fiction and non-fiction I thought I'd double answer this question.

Street Gang by Michael Davis is probably my favorite non-fiction book so far this year. I don't know how much of this has to do with my past work experience in TV, but I thought this book was really great in the amount of detail the author was able to cover without the book ever becoming dry.

If you twist my arm, I would have to say Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg was my least favorite non-fiction book so far. Although I have no regrets about reading it. The only thing that puts it at the bottom of the list is the writing. I feel like I could have written the book myself if I had had those same experiences. Still, it is a great story and well worth the little time it takes to read!

Moving on to fiction...by George by Wesley Stace is such a good book! Multi-generational, focus is on the young male character and a ventriloquist's dummy, but the women in the book are very well developed and strong.

And, least favorite fiction would have to go to The James Boys by Richard Liebmann-Smith. It's an ambitious book imagining Jesse and Frank James as brothers to Henry and William James. I really like the premise but the author put things together in a very confusing manner by including biographical research in a way that pulls the reader out of the story. Still, I will pick up his next book, if there is one.

I've linked the titles to my reviews if you're interested.

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