June :: Wrap Up

Total books read :: 10

Memorable quote ::

 “I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

(I believe these were Henry’s words.)

F&%! One, Marry One, Kill One ::

1. F&%! :: Andrew Ryan from Reichs’ Temperance Brennan series – good Lawhd, that man is a dreamboat and a half. (So far.)

2. Marry :: Sylvia Plath’s series of bee poems in Ariel. My personal favorite was titled “Stings.” There were other highlights (and lowlights) but the bee section definitely stuck with me.

3. Kill :: The Giving Tree. The whole damn book. I waited until age 27 to read that trash and it made me irrationally angry. Sorry if you’re one of those loyal Silverstein fans who think TGT is the end-all-to-be-all but it physically hurt me to think people actually read this book to children. (Especially little girls.) To quote Randy Jackson: “Yeah, it’s a no from me, dawg.


A few random notes:

• Grace Draven remains the Queen of My Kindle Fantasy Romance Selection. Hands down. Auto-buy for me, no matter if it’s a book or a novella. I just adore everything that woman pens down. If you decide to give her a try, I recommend Radiance (The Wraith Kings #1). So good.

Heart of the Fae = a Beauty and the Beast retelling of sorts mixed with Celtic elements that Hamm pulled off spectacularly. Retellings are a breed all their own but I became a huge fan of Emma’s with this one.

• First experience with Plath. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, to be honest, and was ready to quit reading after the third page of Ariel. After reading a little background info, her writing took on a whole new light, then I couldn’t put it down.

• Dorian Gray was a dick.

• Tempe Brennan in the books is nothing like Tempe Brennan in the series BONES on Fox. And I am okay with that.


Onto July!

Love,

B + H

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