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Tasseled Booklikes

A little corner to complement my book blog at tasseled.wordpress.com

Currently reading

The Axe
Sigrid Undset
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Robin Buss
Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
Robert E. Howard, Mark Schultz, Patrice Louinet
Katharine of Aragon: The Wives of Henry VIII
Jean Plaidy
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
Hilary Mantel
The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1
Malcolm Lyons, Ursula Lyons, Robert Irwin, Anonymous
The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics)
Frans G. Bengtsson
The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction
David Quammen
Oxygen: The Molecule that Made the World (Popular Science)
Nick Lane
Mockingjay - Suzanne  Collins Really slow book at first, but the last 1/3 was extremely well-done. Collins knows how to write action. I'm taking a star away for the dragged out beginning (really didn't like the sequences in District 13) and Collins's avoidance of climax scenes. It bothered me that every action scene ended with Katniss waking up in the hospital and finding out that the battle was won after she passed out. The romantic bit was wrapped up a bit too neatly, but I'm glad it wasn't dwelled upon too much. All in all, this one really surprised me. Thanks, Michelle!