Friday, December 5, 2008


This book gets a ton of hype (being on Oprah and all) but it was self-indulgence on an epic scale. I hated the main character from the first chapter. I know I was supposed to gloss over it, but I couldn't forgive her for leaving her fairly decent husband just because "she didn't want to be married anymore." Then to get over this divorce (that was self-inflicted, let's not forget), she traipses all over the world in order to find herself. The take away message was very much "if we all journeyed we'd all be mentally healthier", but I did the math and evidently, mental health only comes to those who have two years to take off work and 150 grand in cash to drop. Too bad the rest of us are just going to have to make due with our glasses of wine and occasional bubble baths. We'll never get on Oprah that way.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Broken for You

I just finished listening to this one... I know, cheating, but desperate times. At first I thought it was going to be really depressing and whiny, but it turned out to be really good. The organization of the novel was fascinating. One of the characters makes mosaics out of broken glass and the novel is actually written as if it was shards of glass stitched together to make the story. Brilliantly organized. I give the book overall a B+.

The Heretic's Daughter

I just finished this book. Excellent historical content regarding the Salem Trials as seen through the eyes of a young girl. This is a first-time novel for Kathleen Kent. Well worth the read -- fast and easy, but thought provoking.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Let's Hear it for The Boys!

Hello Chicks!

I sent an "invite" to the boys to join us. They can contribute or just hang out and see what The Chicks are reading.

In any event, it gave me an excuse to seek out a good photo! I think it looks like them, don't you?

Listen to me on audio.....

I listened to this book on the way to/from Springfield last week. The narrator was an awesome story teller! This is an unexpected delight and a thought provoking parable. Highly recommend.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stephanie Meyer Books

Okay, let's hear it! Who has read these and who hasn't?

I was lured into the fold by Melissa & Rachel, and although I was a big skeptic, I did find the first book charming. I'm currently reading New Moon and it seems to pick up where the last one left off.
Does anyone plan to see the movie?

Monday, November 10, 2008


Welcome to "The Lit' Chick's Book List" -- a place for those of us who like a good story.

I'll continue to keep my spreadsheet of books and send it out from time to time, but feel free to post any new books you have read, or any books you just remembered from long ago.