"" The Relentless Reader: Quick Thoughts on Recent Library Reads 06/04/13

June 4, 2013

Quick Thoughts on Recent Library Reads 06/04/13




A wonderfully written, mysterious read with some very interesting twists. 
I really enjoyed the 16 year old narrator, Nao. I missed her when the book was over.
Just when I thought I had this book figured out...nope.



Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff

Plane crashes. Survival. The triumph of the human spirit and some VERY courageous men.  
Stuck for months on an ice cap? Thanks, I'll pass.


The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

The Oxford English Dictionary and a murderer? Who knew!? This is a juicy tale full of big words. LOVE.
Wha wha what??


Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman

Hello. I'm Girlchild. I will tear the heart right out of your chest, throw it on the floor, and 
STOMP ALL OVER IT.
Whyyyyyy?!?


Have you read any of these? All four were winners. I can't pick a favorite and you can't make me!

44 comments:

  1. You summed up Girlchild PERFECTlY. And I can't wait to read the others, they've all been on my list!

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    1. It was great wasn't it? I've been having great luck lately :)

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    1. I don't blame you one bit Brooke, they were all good!

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  4. Just added Tale for the Time Being to my request list at the Library! I'm number 90, so it may be a while....

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    1. Oh no! I hope all 89 people before you read QUICKLY :)

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  5. Love your gifs, as always! I definitely want to read the two novels on your list, but The Professor and the Madman I've been putting off for a few years already, I think, so what's a few more? I don't plan to read Frozen in Time; reading reviews is enough to give me the gist!

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    1. Thanks Laurie ;) Ha ha, what's a few more years? That made me laugh ;)

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  6. I had the same reaction to Frozen in Time. What they went through is my version of Hell. Great book, though.

    I loooooved The Professor and the Madman when I read it years ago. I think I need to reread that at some point.

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    1. I think I would have lasted all of 10 minutes. Yes, great book :)

      Professor is a book I'd probably re-read as well. I think he has another on the same topic...minus the whole murderer angle. I could be wrong but I think I heard that somewhere.

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  7. Jennifer, do you not know of my dorky love for the OED? Here I go again with the tbr list!

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    1. Ha ha! I think every reader worth their salt should have a dorky love for the OED ;)

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  8. LOL @ the Girlchild GIF. I'm intrigued!

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    1. It was a great read. Even if I did feel like my head was kicked in ;)

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  9. I also loved A Tale for the Time Being. Such a special book!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it too. It was different and yes, special!

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  10. I love this recap! And have put Girlchild on my list.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy Girlchild as much as I did!

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  11. ARGH! You make me want to read ALL THE BOOKS! What with your hilarious gifs and whatnots ;)

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    1. It brings me such joy to DESTROY TBR PILES! Muahahaha! ;)

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  12. I have read Frozen in Time but not the others. In fact, I am not familiar with the last two you mention. Running off to check them out further right now. :-)

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  13. I love the gifs! The Professor and the Madman, so need to read this. It's just sitting on my shelf :)

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    1. Thanks! Definitely grab that book off of your shelf, it's a good one!

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  14. Prof and Madman was a great "read" on tape for our long road trip a couple of years ago!

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    1. I have never ever listened to an audio book, believe it or not!

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  15. I still totally miss Nao. . . I want her back. . .

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  16. Love these posts of yours. I'm curious about Girlchild, given what you've said. I haven't heard of it before.

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    1. It's a few years old Charlie. It must have slipped under the radar!

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  17. I love the recap with GIFs :) And the one you picked for The Professor and the Madman is PERFECT! Lol.

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  18. I read The Professor and the Madman a few years back. It was fascinating!

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    1. It was fascinating to me as well. Who knew about all of the crazy going on behind the scenes? Not I! It was an eye-opener!

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  19. I loved Frozen in Time simply because it gave me courage to face my own challenges. It was inspiring. I shivered most of the time I was reading it, though. I HATE the cold.

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    1. I can't even imagine spending so much time in such a freezing cold place! BRRR! No thanks :) To be honest, I'd rather have chilly weather than hot. But not THAT chilly!

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