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february books

February was a short month but I managed to read 3 books, rather than just 1, like January!

  • Howard’s End by E.M. Forster

Grade: A.  Loved this.  I hadn’t read Forster before, but I definitely would again.  Fun fact: the women in the book are the “Schlegel sisters”.  My mom’s maiden name is Schlegel (hence the reading of the book!).

  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Grade: C.  I go back and forth on my review of this one.  In was a little smutty at times and some of the lines were horribly cliched and roll-your-eyes terrible.  Characters were also pretty flat and predictable – all bad or all good.  On the other hand, it was loosely based on actual historic events and the storyline kept me reading.  It was 1000 pages, so clearly it couldn’t have been that bad, because I finished it.

  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Grade: A.  I’ve read this a few times before, but it’s always a favorite of mine.

What have you been reading?  

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3 thoughts on “february books

  1. Did I get the idea to read Same Kind of Different as Me from you? If not, you should read that one. Very good. Also, I started Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas yesterday. It’s about two women living in a gold mining town in Colorado during the Depression. Strange, I know. I think I’m into it because we love the show Gold Rush Alaska on Discovery, and I totally know what the book is talking about when it references sluice boxes and dredges! (nerd)

  2. it sounds to me like you might like “The Middle Parts of Fortune” by Frederic Manning…you can probably find it in your library. It’s an excellant book that takes place during WWI recommended to me by a chap from New Zealand.

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