What I’m Reading Now…

April 2014

I just finished a great, free!, iBook called Halo by Frankie Rose.  It was a good read, especially if you like dystopian, futuristic-type books.  It’s kind of a cross between Roman history (gladiators, mostly) and Hunger Games (rebelling against a harsh and oppressive system of government that kills people for entertainment).  You should definitely check it out!  I’m waiting for the next one in her series.

If you’re more into romance, Emma:  A Latter-Day Tale is cute, but a little tough to follow and clunky, especially if you haven’t read the original by Jane Austen (recommended) or seen the movie with Gwyneth Paltrow (meh).  Another fun rework of an old classic is Cinder by Marissa Meyer.  I really enjoyed the idea of Cinderella being a cyborg, and there was plenty of action to keep the plot moving along.

I also re-read Ender’s Game because it had been a while since I’d read it (I think I first read it in grade school).  It was a better book than I remembered, and the movie wasn’t too bad, either.  My kids really enjoyed it.

For non-fiction, I just finished Poultry:  A Beginner’s Guidewhich has been really helpful as we are trying to incubate turkey eggs and hopefully get some chicks to hatch.  It’s also been useful when we’ve had various issues with our chickens.

Another non-fiction book which is my favorite go-to book is 200 Easy Cheeses, by Debra Amren-Boyes. I love to make feta and chevre from my goat’s milk, and the recipes have been pretty good so far.    

Happy Reading!




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