Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bits and Pieces

I was reading an e-book on the way to work this morning (nothing unusual with that. I do it every morning) when all of a sudden I realized lots of people were getting off the bus. Then I realized we were one stop away from where I get off! How the heck did we get here so fast?? Must be a good book. I am currently reading Larry Niven's Ringworld (book 1). It is a story about an unlikely and very mismatched team of intergalactic explorers on their way to a rather strange and interesting planet. The planet is a long ribbon-like structure shaped into a circle around a sun. It has walls a few thousand feet high that keep everything in place, as well as lakes, rivers, mountains, and other geological features. When I started reading this book a few days ago, I wasn't really too interested, but I find now that I just want to keep reading. If you are into Science Fiction/Fantasy type books, you may want to try this series (4 books in all).

Another book I recently finished was David Baldacci's First Family. This is an excellent read! Another one that was very difficult to put down. It involves the kidnapping of the rather precocious 11 year old niece of the US President and a seemingly random woman, both of whom are held hostage in an abandoned coal mine somewhere in the South Eastern United States. There are many twists and turns, and the ending is quite a surprise. Well worth reading!

For the Nora Roberts fans, try Black hills. "Lil Chance fell in love with Cooper Sullivan pretty much the first time she saw him, an awkward teenager staying with his grandparents on their cattle ranch in Montana while his parents went through a messy divorce. They spent every summer together, treking in the Black Hills, tracking cougar and falling in love. Then Cooper broke her heart and moved back to New York City. Ten years later and Cooper has given up his job in the police force to run the ranch after his grandfather is injured in a fall. Lil has stayed true to her love of cougars and of the Black Hills and opened an animal sanctuary. She has been targeted by animal rights campaigners in the past but this time someone seems intent on murder. As hikers are killed, animals mutiliated and a family member goes missing, Lil knows that she has no choice but to turn to Cooper for help in her fight for survival." (from the webiste Fantastic Fiction)

That's it for now. I will discuss a few more books next time. Happy reading!

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