On Review

26 May

Current Read:

Going Bovine Written by: Libba Bray

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WHY I WANT TO READ IT: The cover. I can’t help it the cover is too much. 😛  Also, it was  mentioned in the threads at YA Fiction Fanatics (crit group). And finally, I want to read something written in the male POV–though I’ll likely never write in it. lol.

WHAT‘S IT ABOUT: Cameron Smith, 16, is slumming through high school, overshadowed by a sister “pre-majoring in perfection,” while working (ineptly) at the Buddha Burger. Then something happens to make him the focus of his family’s attention: he contracts mad cow disease. What takes place after he is hospitalized is either that a gorgeous angel persuades him to search for a cure that will also save the world, or that he has a vivid hallucination brought on by the disease. Either way, what readers have is an absurdist comedy in which Cameron, Gonzo (a neurotic dwarf) and Balder (a Norse god cursed to appear as a yard gnome) go on a quixotic road trip during which they learn about string theory, wormholes and true love en route to Disney World. Bray’s surreal humor may surprise fans of her historical fantasies about Gemma Doyle, as she trains her satirical eye on modern education, American materialism and religious cults (the smoothie-drinking members of the Church of Everlasting Satisfaction and Snack ‘N’ Bowl). Offer this to fans of Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy seeking more inspired lunacy. (***Description from Goodreads)

~Other Books I’ve read recently and their mini reviews~

The Hunger Games* (Genre-YA Fiction) Written by: Susanne Collins

Catching Fire* (Genre-YA Fiction) Written by: Susanne Collins

*These books are a part of a series. Susanne Collins captured my attention from the start and kept it until the end with both books.Definitely on my favorites list. Her 3rd book in the series coming soon: Mockingjay

https://i0.wp.com/img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/keikochan/Book%20covers/teampeeta.pngI have to admit I’m flying my Team Peeta Banner on this one.



Silk and Stone** (Genre- Adult Romance Fiction) Written by: Lisa Dane

**A book my husbands grandma gave me some time ago to read. The characters were believable and the setting good. Overall the book was a little predictable, but I enjoyed it.

Circle Star***(Genre- Steamy Adult Fiction- Not for those under 18) Written by: Tatiana March

***This was a great book, with wonderful descriptions. A lot like getting two stories in one. Thumbs up here.

So that’s what’s “On Review”. Click  in with me again when I’m mini reviewing Going Bovine. And find out why I’ve picked my next book…or maybe leave a ‘book suggestion’ for me in the comments section. 😉

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7 Responses to “On Review”

  1. Vanessa May 26, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    Still don’t know if I can do that one…. lol. But some of those titles look like things I should put into my “to read” pile…

  2. Rebekah May 27, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    I promise Going Bovine is AWESOME! I loved it and of course The Hunger Games series is one of my FAVORITES! I’ll be getting my Mockingjay in August when it comes out. And of course, I too am Team Peeta–I mean he’s such a sweetheart and he sounds adorable. Ugh! I love character crushes!

  3. R.M.Gilbert May 27, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    Rebekah, if that’s the case drop by Nathan Bransford’s blog. His link is in my sidebar, but I’ll post it here: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/ . He’s blogged on this very thing. I need to head over there still (since I was gone w/o the net yesterday) to let him know I crush on Peeta and also, Gilbert–do you remember him from Ann of Green Gables? I always thought that childhood crush followed me into adulthood, what with my last name and all. 😉

  4. Rebekah May 27, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    I commented on his blog yesterday about being madly in love with Jericho Barrons from the Fever Series, Julian from the Forbidden Game series, and Mr. Darcy (hehehehe).

  5. Bethanne May 29, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    That cover is pretty sweet. haha. You might not be able to judge a book by it’s cover, but you can certainly be enticed.

  6. Amy June 5, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    Hi from the Lady Bloggers Tea Party! I’m queueing up Going Bovine in my Kindle later today- Thanks for the review; I am another ever-loving Douglas Adams fan!

  7. R.M.Gilbert June 5, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    Amy, hope you enjoy Going Bovine. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping in.

    R.M.Gilbert

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