Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Do you want to join me...?

Do you want to join me in reading Connie Willis' Doomsday Book this December?!

I first read this novel last year, and I just LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it. I knew then that it would be a book I wanted to reread. Here's my first review of Doomsday Book.

I'll be posting my review of the novel around the 15th or 16th of December.  If you post a review, please leave a link in the comments of that post!

You can always just share your  own thoughts or write your own review.... OR you can answer some of these questions...

What did you like most about the novel? (Or what did you like least...)
Which storyline did you prefer? The past or the present?
Which characters did you like best? Where there any characters that you hated?
Do you think the novel is more plot-driven or character-driven?
Is this a novel you'd recommend to others?

I would love it if you could join me. 

© 2011 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Marg 8:00 PM  

Oh, I want to read this! Just not sure I will get there in December though!

Kailana 8:50 PM  

I'm with Marg. I really want to read this, but I am having a hard time reading lately...

Shannon 11:04 AM  

Great timing! I just started it for the first time and can't put it down.

Beckie B. 4:20 PM  

Loved this book. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Alyce 1:23 AM  

I loved this book! I don't have time for a re-read, but I'll keep an eye out for any posts you do. The only thing I found frustrating (and this applies to her books in general) is the constant near misses that keep everything moving along. If I remember correctly this book wasn't as bad as some of her others in that respect. Although I guess I shouldn't say "bad," I really do love her books!

Laura H 10:10 AM  

This is good timing because I have the audio version on hold for me!

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I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

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