Rapid Reviews v. 5

I really have had the best intentions to blog reviews more regularly. It was much easier to squeeze in blogging time before my right wrist became just a whiny git. I've been trying not to be online in the evenings to give it a break. Guess when I used to blog? Exactly. So instead of lovely (or at least full) posts about each of these books I bring you yet another edition of Rapid Reviews.

  • Throne of Fire: Kane Chronicles #2 by Rick Riordan -- I had trouble remember what happened in the first book, a bit, but I feel into properly pretty fast. Sadie (whom I always want to call Sophie) is growing on me more and more. I like me some misbehaving Egyptian gods.

  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg -- I don't think I've read this since I was a kid. It was great to go back and re-read it.

  • Fifth Avenue, 5:00 AM: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson -- A late night download from my library's e-book collection. A really, really quick read.

  • Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis -- Totally cute. Loved it. Can't wait for more books about Kat.

  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick -- I've had this one out from the library before and didn't have time to read it. I really enjoyed it and was surprised by just how fast of a read it was. It just looked so thick. That said, I can't seem to bring myself to watch the trailer for Hugo. I have an ARC of Wonderstruck in my BEA pile and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  • Push by Sapphire -- I really did avoid this book for a long time. I wasn't that I didn't want to read it exactly, I just wasn't sure I was ready to let Precious into my head. But that was a unfounded fear. I thought it was quite excellent.

  • The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson -- I wish I had a copy of the first book because I had totally forgotten a lot of things -- like who the heck characters were. I really like Ginny.... not so sure about the guys in her life though.

  • Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue by Kathryn Atwood -- Definitely a primer on the subject but it was the perfect thing to read when I only had a few minutes here and there. Be good for high school students. It has a good bibliography.

I also re-read all the Harry Potter books before going to see the final movie. It was nice visiting everyone again. I think it will be awhile before I re-read them again. Or at least until I get sucked into Pottermore...