Literature · Novels and Novellas

February 2016 Reading Wrap-up

If I could sum up this reading month…I would have to call it slow. At least, that’s how it felt. But I still read some good stuff.

The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

platform 13
The Secret of Platform 13 is a fun book but it doesn’t do enough for my taste. And it’s not as strikingly similar to Harry Potter as some made it out to be. I sure doubt Rowling ripped Ibbotson’s book off.

12th Night by William Shakespeare
12th night
This play had its moments but I don’t think it’s Shakespeare’s best work. Malvolio is probably the most interesting character.

Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon
master of the game
Sheldon’s book is just plain fun and exciting. The writing’s not that great but Master of the Game doesn’t fail to entertain.

Richard III by William Shakespeare
richard the 3rd
I found myself drawn into Richard the 3rd as a character. And Queen Margaret was also very captivating. Shakespeare outdid himself with this one. I know it’s not really historically accurate but, oh well, it works.

Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill
long days journeyinto night
Now this is one of the best plays I’ve ever read. I found myself unable to turn away from the dialogue and the dysfunction of the characters.

Pall in the Family by Dawn Eastman
pall in the family
Psychics sure get murdered a lot….I’ve been wanting to read a cozy mystery for awhile and my choice for this month was Pall in the Family. It was a nice read and the mystery was solid.


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