Published May 2012. In just the first Chapter I have a hard time putting this book down. I picked this up because Rather has been in the news so long and I thought it would be an intersting read. I am finding myself shocked at the information released within. Just his dedication to his wife caught my interest in the CBS news journalist.
Garth Nix is the author of one of my favorite fantasy series, the Abhorsen set.
Daughter of the Forest was an outstanding read--one that kept me turning the next page in anticipation. Although it is a retelling of The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen, this book was as fresh and unexpected as a totally new story. The atmosphere is enchanting and the book is lyrical, taking flight in so many ways.
This month we are reading Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. "Rework shows you a better, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. The truth is you need less than you think. (from the inside front flap.)"
Jane Austen fans, take note. The book Keeping the castle is a fun, fresh take on a familiar Jane Austen setting. Everyone will enjoy lovely 17-year-old Althea's quick wit and quicker quips. Impoverished nobility, Althea's mother, Althea, and her little brother, the heir, cope in their crumbling faux castle with amazing creativity.