I've been reading a lot lately. Instead of working every single day (which I really really want to do, don't get me wrong), I wake up late and read. Then I check the job boards and eat lunch, and then read some more. I have read some wonderful books lately and of course want to review them here.
Harry Potter 1-7 - I adore Harry Potter. Love it. Each time I read it, I swear I love it more. I am not going to review each book here (they all get five stars), but I thought a bit about which books I like most. I think if I had to rate all books in order of my favorite it would go something like this: 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 7. Yes, seven is my least favorite, and Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite. I also really love four, five and six, they all tie for second place.
Quidditch throughout the Ages, Fantastic Beasts, and Beedle the Bard - of course after reading all the Harry Potter books I had to finish up with all the supplementary books. These are not really novels, more short stories or extra info.
Escape - This is a really great read if you are a Utahan or have any interest in polygamous life, marriage and traditions. I found this book moderately well written but extremely interesting. I couldn't believe what I was reading, how horrible these woman's lives are. This was an easy read but something I've thought about often since finishing it. Four stars.
Marley and Me - I did not read Marley and Me because the movie just came out, I read it because I just lost my dog Lucy. Marley and Me is a must for any animal lover, especially if you are a dog lover. It is sad at the end, but 90% of the book is laugh out loud funny. Marley totally reminded me of sweet Lucy. Four stars.
Astrid and Veronika - I just finished this book last night and I LOVED it! It was fantastic. I loved the Swedish scenery described and the beautiful New Zealand landscapes. This book is slow, sad and just plain lovely. Speaks of love, loss, and moving on. Five stars.
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