Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Only Two?

So I'm sorely disappointed myself this past month!  I was really hoping to read all seven Narnia books since they aren't very long.  I know, I know... a bit ambitious.  But, I did finish two:

The Magician's Nephew
&
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Many of you have read the second one, so I'm not going to really same much other than it's really good!  But, how many of you have read The Magician's Nephew?  I hadn't even heard of it!  It's a fabulous book!  I'm really glad I read it first because it is the whole back story as to how Narnia was created and came to be.  I highly recommend it!

Moving on....

JULY & AUGUST'S PICK

The Count of Monte Cristo


By Alexandre Dumas

I'm giving us two months to read this one because it's so large.  i know it can be intimidating, but I really recommend reading the unabridged version - longer, but much better!  I hope you enjoy!  If you need more convincing, here is some information:
Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read romantic novels of all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond Dant├Ęs, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown into a secret dungeon in the Chateau d'If -- doomed to spend his life in a dank prison cell. The story of his long, intolerable years in captivity, his miraculous escape, and his carefully wrought revenge creates a dramatic tale of mystery and intrigue and paints a vision of France -- a dazzling, dueling, exuberant France -- that has become immortal.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Not related at all...

So this post has nothing to do with books, but I thought that you might be intersted in joining me for a little competition. Go here to see what it's all about!  I'd love to have you join! :)