Sunday, February 1

Books 5, 6, and 7

I accidentally stumbled into Jenni's 52 books in 52 weeks. I wasn't joining the fun originally because I hated the pressure of starting something I couldn't finish, but so far, it's working and I'm enjoying making time for something I love.

General Howe's Dog: C

This one was....meh. Not bad. Not grand. I think I'd have thought better of it had the title more accurately described what was in the book. The episode involving General Howe's Dog only spanned 2-3 pages. The rest of the book was dedicated to the role of dog's in society at the time. This was enlightening. I had known that Washington was famous for his horsemanship, but I didn't realize that this was developed through hours spent foxhunting on a daily basis. He was very well known in his day for his foxhunting and for his collection of dog breeds. I'm not a big pet person, so this was interesting, but not fascinating.

Asylum: B-

This is a Christian novel about a 10 year old boy who witnesses his parents death in a fire. He runs away, hiding in a church, and is pursued by those who love him and those who want to kill him. It is a good read, but predictable. The boy's penchant for rhyme is supposed to be intriguing, but....isn't. At no point do you wonder who the bad guy is. At no point do you wonder if he'll be found. At no point do you wonder much of anything.

Adam: A

Incredible. Page turning. I dragged through the last book all week long, but this one was gone in one day. I can't tell you much about it without ruining it, but you must know that the serial killings and animal sacrifices weren't even the freaky part. I don't do horror books or movies. I really don't. This one was borderline. But it truly did have a purpose. After the story, a discussion between John Eldridge and Ted Dekker is included. It is an interesting exploration into spiritual warfare and nearly as fascinating as the story itself.


Jenni said...

Way to go, Jenn! I'm still not into book 5 yet. I'm supposed to be reading Frankenstein, but there are so many forewards and prefaces and such. I skimmed the last one because it was boring the heck out of me. I've got a lot of catching up to do if I'm going to finish it by the end of Wednesday! I've also got Philosophy & Fun of Algebra waiting to be read. Yippee.

Jenn said...

Sure, it sounds good, but look at my lazy book choices. Mine don't even compare in difficulty. You actually have to stop and THINK when reading your books. Adam stirred lots of thinking, but the others...very little.

Shanna said...

My husband is a big Dekkar fan. I'm pretty sure he's read all his books. I know he's read Adam.

52 books in 52 weeks sounds like fun!

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