Book Review Updates

>> Saturday, October 29, 2011


The Sage Room has read some pretty good books this year. We, however, have not been good about blogging our picks and reviews. So, here is my quick review of the last few books we've read.

The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo ***1/2
Sate of Wonder by Ann Patchet ***1/2
Little Bee ***
Same Kind of Different as Me **1/2


Star Ratings by Anna

>> Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yes, we are still reading a book a month.

No, we are not blogging very much.
I'm going to be lazy with my reviews.
Sorry, I won't be sharing very much news.
Zero to five, the stars will tell,
Whether I liked the book bad or well.

Life of Pi - ***
Lincoln Lawyer-**1/2
I Capture the Castle-***1/2
The Pact-*


January's Pick - Review

>> Monday, January 31, 2011

Sometimes when I read, I am a part of the story. I am there with the hero or heroine, fighting the fight, or winning my true love's heart, or making my best friend laugh hilarously at a joke only the two of us get. But then there are times, when I am a viewer only, watching the tale unfold.

Reading The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, I was a viewer only. And I liked it. I let this sad tale, with a dark premise and a somewhat surprising end (even though when you get to the suprise end, you somehow knew it all along) carry me along. I watched the story devolop and deepen with mixed feelings of sadness and horror and approval. And when I got to the end, I was satisfied. This, friends, was a good story.


January's Pick

>> Monday, January 17, 2011


This month's pick was easy to choose. My bestest friend from way back when (who also has a book club in the eastern part of the country where she lives) sent me The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox as a Christmas present. Before it arrived it was also preceded by this email:

So part of your present is a book. I ordered it before I finished reading it myself because I found it totally engrossing. However, I know you aren't too much a fan of sad stories and this one is sad (says so right on the cover, but for some reason I still wasn't prepared for what happened). So, if you want to return it and get something else, go ahead. It's definitely a good book. Well
written, great for conversation. But not happy.

Sad or not, this peaked my curiosity. And I couldn't return a book, that would be unheard of. So to ensure that I would actually read it and not let it linger on my desk, I picked it for book club. Now it was mandatory reading. And well, you'll just have to find out later what I thought.

P.S. Thanks bestest friend from way back when!


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